Blokus Portable: Steambot Championship

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Blokus Portable:
Steambot Championship
Blokus Portable cover.jpg
Developer(s) Tomcat System
Publisher(s)
Series Steambot Chronicles
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable
Release PlayStation 2
  • JP: November 17, 2005[1]
PlayStation Portable
  • JP: September 21, 2006
  • NA: February 27, 2008[2]
  • EU: October 3, 2008
Genre(s) Puzzle
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer (up to 16 players on PSP)[3]

Blokus Portable: Steambot Championship, known in Japan as Blokus Club with Bumpy Trot (ブロックス倶楽部 with バンピートロット, Burokkusu Kurabu with Banpītorotto), is a 2005 puzzle video game developed and published by Irem Software Engineering for the PlayStation 2 and later ported to the PlayStation Portable in Japan. The PlayStation Portable version was later published outside Japan by Majesco Entertainment. It is based on the board game Blokus and features characters from Steambot Chronicles (known in Japan as Bumpy Trot).[3] Like in Steambot Chronicles, players are able to customize the appearance of their characters.[1]

Gameplay

Each player is given a pile of blocks that resemble Tetrads . Players must place blocks on the board starting at the corners and then extend it from the corners of the pieces they have placed. The game is over when no one can place any more pieces. The player with the fewest pieces remaining wins.[1][3]

Reception

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
PS2 PSP
Famitsu 22/40[4] N/A
GamesRadar+ N/A 2/5 stars[5]
IGN N/A 5/10[6]
Aggregate score
Metacritic N/A 51/100[7]

In Japan, Famitsu gave the PlayStation 2 version a score of two sixes and two fives, for a total of 22 out of 40.[4] Elsewhere, the PSP version received "mixed" reviews according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b c Gantayat, Anoop (September 30, 2005). "Bumpy Trot Characters in New Irem Game". IGN. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  2. ^ IGN staff (February 27, 2008). "Majesco Entertainment Ships Blokus Portable: Steambot Championship for the PSP". IGN. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Alexander, Leigh (December 5, 2007). "Majesco, Irem Detail PSP Board Game Conversion Blokus Portable". Gamasutra. Retrieved April 10, 2009.
  4. ^ a b IGN staff (November 28, 2005). "Now Playing in Japan". IGN. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  5. ^ Venter, Jason (March 6, 2008). "Blokus Portable: Steambot Championship review". GamesRadar. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  6. ^ Haynes, Jeff (February 27, 2008). "Blokus Portable: Steambot Championship Review". IGN. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Blokus Portable: Steambot Championship for PSP Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved January 30, 2016.

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