Once again, you see the mighty Tetris shine its way through in this game. Spinblox turns out to be a play on Tetris as well as Bejeweled. Similar to Tetris, the blox fall from the top and land on the top layer. But unlike Tetris, they come in a full line and you can't place them where you would like. In order to clear out blox and keep them from hitting the top thus losing the game, you have to switch around blox to get 3 or more of the same color together, just like Bejeweled.
The app settings in Spinblox are exactly what every app should have.
You can choose whether you want to play the game timed or endlessly and play it on easy, normal, hard or insane. Be warned, the insane level has a little skull next to it so maybe it's dangerous.
My favorite setting is also present in this application — the sound toggle. Spinblox is actually quite loud and you can shut off the sound in the setting page or during game play with the volume adjusters on the side of the phone. It also comes with a colorblind toggle that seems to be a new thing to start coming out on the iPhone. And lastly you can reset all your data so you can try and reach that high score all over again.
If you get lost playing the game, it comes with a 6-page instruction manual that can help you find your way. The Spinblox manual explains all the different features and buttons that can be used as well as the object of the game.
Another must-have feature for every iPhone app is a game's ability to save if for some reason you exit the app, it still knows to resume from a saved point. Spinblox has that! A lot of people don't have the time to finish out an entire game in one sitting, so being able to put in on hold for another time is important. Also if someone happens to interrupt you during game play you can simply pause it by placing two figures on the screen at the same time.
All in all, it's worth the $0.99, but not much more.