It’s free with minimal IAP
After a recommendation from a colleague yesterday, I stumbled across Ookibloks— an unassuming puzzle game starring a cute monkey. Five hours later I was in a haze of blocks and bananas, completely unaware of where my afternoon went. The premise is relatively simple — crabs have stolen the main character’s banana stash (Donkey Kong Countrystyle), so you’ll help him get it back by way of swipe controls.
Each puzzle arena is filled with blocks — some of them are hazards, some have enemies hovering around them, and others are bananas, which you’ll want to fling into to capture. You can’t capture a block while you’re standing right next to it, so you’ll have to fling around by swiping your device until you can slam into it.
It’s a free add-supported game, but the purchase of any IAPs (including the $0.99 option) remove them entirely. There are other IAPs designed as power-ups, but they’re completely unnecessary to finish the game, and you can earn them anyway through a cute capsule toy minigame.
If you’re looking for a fun little puzzler to spend the weekend with, check out Ookibloks.