Wait for the blocks to fall and line up with each other. The more of the same color touching, the bigger the combo bonus when you blast them with your ray-gun! That's essentially the core element of Super Puzzle Platformer Deluxe, shooting blocks in larger and larger groups for higher and higher combos in order to collect gems and unlock new areas and outfits!
Each new area comes with its own tileset, music, trap-blocks, and total gems needed to "complete" the area. Gems are earned by collecting bits from blasting blocks and clusters of blocks. Grab enough or get a big enough combo and a gem will drop for you to collect. Completing certain other "tasks" will unlock different outfits or characters to choose from. Each outfit comes with its own set of stats and abilities, each one having its own strengths and weaknesses.
Super Puzzle Platformer Deluxe hits the action, puzzle, and indie spots tremendously well. The music is great and keeps the game at a fast pace while the sound effects blend perfectly into it. Bright, colorful, and simple animations are pleasing to the eye and easy to keep up with during quick bouts of frantic, block-shooting fun. The multiplayer is great and the game is a solid buy for the price. Get it. Right now.