» Platform: commodore 64 » Developer: Karl hörnell » Download: Kikstart.eu/iceblox-plus-c64 » PRICE: free
Pixel Pete is a penguin in search of coins that have become frozen in blocks of ice, and in order to gather all of them within each stage, he’ll have to crush the huge cubes between himself and other objects on the screen. There are also fiery enemies which patrol the level and want to frazzle poor Pete, but these can also be crushed by a heartily shoved ice block and some good timing; the nasties active on each stage are shown before it starts and any that are squashed will respawn soon afterwards.
Iceblox Plus is a charming action game with cheerful graphics and sound, but it’s also quite challenging when things get going. Waddling hurriedly around while trying to clear each stage as quickly as possible works as a strategy, but as players gain experience they can also consider being more methodical in their ice pushing and play for score.