October 15, 2013 6:55 PM | John Polson
Swing Swing Submarine is back with more block-moving goodness in Tetrobot and Co., released for Windows, Mac, and Linux today. Blocks still very much matter in this follow-up, set 15 years after Blocks That Matter, but the backbone of the game is no longer a platformer. Players can float virtually anywhere around the screen, and swallow and fling blocks in one of two directions to solve puzzles and to repair almost anything.
In my experience with Tetrobot and Co, building takes a little more effort this time around, but the rewind button allows you to undo mistakes quickly. You can play with mouse or controller to move the Tetrobot in over 50 stages, while learning how pipes, lasers, fans, electronic cannons and more work. Collecting gold memory blocks, often the prize of harder puzzles, unlocks more stages to play, too. Along the way, you can enjoy the fluid soundtrack by Morusque (Knytt Stories, Saira, Blocks That Matter, Exodus) to carress your cerebral cortex.
Those who purchase Tetrobot & Co. this week for the discounted price of $10.79 will receive a free copy of puzzle platformer Blocks That Matter (video below) that you can also gift to a friend, if already owned.