Ever since I put the app Blocked on my iPod, I have been hooked. The puzzles are fun and addicting. Then, I discovered ParkingLot by quetouch.com. I wasn’t sure that two apps so similar could share the top 100 apps list for long. I guess I was wrong. In fact, ParkingLot has been increasing in popularity and climbing the list while Blocked has been holding steady in the top 20. So, I finally decided to take a look at it.
ParkingLot is remarkably similar to Blocked. The main differences that I noticed were the graphics, game sequence, and number of levels. In Blocked, the graphics are very simple. The game pieces are simply blocks. ParkingLot has game pieces that are the same basic sizes and shapes. However, they are cars instead of blocks. The cars are a little more interesting to look at, I guess, but don’t really change anything. The game board for each is even the same size. The game play in Blocked proceeds from easy to hard. You can jump around through the levels in a set difficulty level, but you must finish all the levels in that difficulty before you can unlock the next level. ParkingLot, on the other hand, proceeds in a random fashion. After you complete one level, that next is chosen at random. You might get a really easy one or a really hard one. ParkingLot does, however, offer more than 450 different puzzles to play. Blocked has only 100. This mere 100 will keep you busy for quite a long time, though, I might add.
Both are well-written and have much to offer. The differences are minimal in my mind. I say, if you like one, you’ll like the other. Neither one is expensive. Why not get them both?
ParkingLot is $0.99 in the iTunes App Store.
Developer’s Website: www.quetouch.com