Boom Blox toppling May 6

EALA and Steven Spielberg action puzzle collaboration landing on Nintendo's Wii later this spring with nearly 400 single-player, 200 multiplayer levels.

SAN FRANCISCO--Today, Nintendo kicked off its media summit at the Clift Hotel in San Francisco, and thus far the event has proven to be a font of information. Earlier today, the publisher took the wraps off of Mario Super Sluggers, a Wii reimagining of Mario Superstar Baseball for the GameCube. In a press conference, the publisher also dished on the upcoming Wii Fit as well as Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Explorers of Space for the Nintendo DS.

Blox, and sheep, go boom.

One other game shown during Nintendo's opening remarks was Boom Blox, an action puzzle game for the Wii developed by EALA and creatively inspired by Hollywood auteur Steven Spielberg. While EA had previously given Boom Blox a broad May release window, the publisher said today during its demonstration of the game that Boom Blox will stack up on Nintendo's console beginning May 6.

As noted in GameSpot's previous coverage, Boom Blox plays on the joy of building up an impressive structure and then wantonly smashing it to pieces. EA has created nearly 400 block-filled levels for the game's single-player mode, and an additional 200 for Boom Blox's adversarial and co-op modes, in addition to a fully featured level editor for custom scenario creation. More than a simple building-block game, Boom Blox plays heavy to physics simulation, and players will be afforded a wide variety of often-volatile ways to implode structures.

The game also features the kind of charming humor that has become a hallmark of family-friendly games appearing on the Wii. More than 30 specially created characters will appear in the game, and each will impact gameplay in their own ways.

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38 comments
MinPinz
MinPinz

I'm not usually crazy about this type of game, but having seen the trailer, the explosions look...entertaining. Like blowing up a cement truck kind of entertaining.

Dragonmxz
Dragonmxz

Have you guys seen the trailer on google video? It looked really good.

Harerazer
Harerazer

>>I'd rather play some more TF2 or wait for gaming, bliss-filled escapes like GTAIV and Too Human!

Harerazer
Harerazer

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Mam00th
Mam00th

Look like jenga to me

batmanknights
batmanknights

Awesome, another crappy Wii game for the kiddies and retired.

batmanknights
batmanknights

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The_Fell_One
The_Fell_One

This is what one of our great storytellers came up with for a game idea? Boom Blox? Wow.

Jungul
Jungul

@BoogieManZero Call of "Dudy" 5. lol wtf

BoogieManZero
BoogieManZero

I'd like to see Spielberg work on a story driven game of some sort. Could you imagine him directing a scene from Call of Dudy 5 or Gears of War 2?

KingSigy
KingSigy

It looks amazing and 400 levels means a ridiculous amount of replayability. Hopefully there's challenges and not just a direct 400 puzzles in a row.

Proman84
Proman84

Awesome. Can't wait to play. Having accurate physics in a Wii game should be great. Plus h aving Steven on board is always a huge plus for me.

Rect_Pola
Rect_Pola

It all sounds interesting, but why is there not one video of game action due out in less than a month? In print you can make any game sound fun.

tamir1014
tamir1014

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tamir1014
tamir1014

gay gay gay 3 strikes spielberg ur gay

diablobasher
diablobasher

Speilbergs a hack. I don't need Jenga with explosions.

glitchgeeman
glitchgeeman

I'm still on the fence about this but wow, 400 levels? I'm not sure if it really classifies as a "crappy party game" as fanboys put it so eloquently. Of course, that's only if they're done well, and not just 400 rehashes.

dlind70
dlind70

This one should be fun, but I'll wait for reviews. I don't know if I want to risk my money on a family box puzzler when I'd rather play some more TF2 or wait for gaming, bliss-filled escapes like GTAIV and Too Human! 8)

krunkrungles
krunkrungles

Maybe Spielberg's trying to get used to the gaming bizz. that way he'll have a better time with the big shot games.

AdmiralDan
AdmiralDan

@ Polarskill Selling double your opponents since your existence is falling "soo far"? Interesting. I suppose you think they should've gone the PS3 route and get Heavenly Flop and Uncharted: Drake's Flop instead? Nintendo just panders to their consumer base, man. Live with it.

AdmiralDan
AdmiralDan

@ Polarskill Selling double your opponents since your existence this gen is falling "soo far"? Interesting. I suppose you think they should've gone the PS3 route and get Heavenly Flop and Uncharted: Drake's Flop instead? Nintendo just panders to their consumer base, man. Live with it.

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

Thankfully it was developed with Spielberg or otherwise we know how EA have been with Wii games (Boogie for example) so this should be good.

Polarskill
Polarskill

Holy Crap......Video games are actually going back into the stone age. Whats next Pong II(Now with color!) seriously what did Nintendo expect from the wii its main premise is that its controllers are swing-able. Nintendo you have fallen soo far.

xXHackettXx
xXHackettXx

Disappointing I was hoping he was working on something bigger.

kejigoto
kejigoto

Definitely has some major potential now that I've seen abit more on it, and I wouldn't be surprised if this turned out to be one of those must have games that pushes the Wii to a whole new level and continues to show that just because you don't have a chainsaw on a machine gun or a 60 year old guy fighting a one man war against a dude who has some other guy's hand attached to him doesn't mean you can't have a great game. However this could also go the other way and be just a subpar game that doesn't do much and fails to truly deliver, though I don't see a game of this type being a complete and total flop.

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

I would be surprised if it was any less actually, since each level is really short anyways. It's that type of game after all.

FoeFaller
FoeFaller

"Well,Well Well, another overhyped, stupid 3rd party Wii party game. That fanboys will buy even though they hate EA." 400 single player levels = party game??

LindBergh2007
LindBergh2007

Well,Well Well, another overhyped, stupid 3rd party Wii party game. That fanboys will buy even though they hate EA.

Serbine
Serbine

Whoa, that alot of stages.

Tylendal
Tylendal

I'm not so sure about this. It sounds like it could only be entertaining for a short time. However, I could be wrong.

bgres077
bgres077

That's a lot of levels...

spongeliv
spongeliv

Really excited for this game!