Great scott! Back to the Future comes to Facebook at 88 mph
Marty and Doc have come back from the... past, actually, to bring Back to the Future: Blitz Through Time to Facebook. Developed by Telltale Games, the company working on the PC and iPad versions of the Back To the Future adventure game, this version looks and plays a lot like one of our favorites. OK, so it's a complete knock off of Bejeweled Blitz in almost every way (including the title), but that doesn't stop it from being loads of fun.
Join us behind the break for a detailed look at this blast from the past. Or is it the future? Aw, heck, I don't even know anymore.
Back to the Future: Blitz Through Time, for all intents and purposes, is Bejeweled Blitz with Christopher Lloyd's voice work and that awfully catchy, orchestral theme song. Players have to match what appear to be colored gems in rows of three, but we're going to guess that they're pieces of plutonium to power the flux capacitor.
Even the power ups are the same. Match four in a row to create an explosive plutonium piece that will pop when connected with two more. Five pieces matched will result in a piece that will detonate every piece on the board of the same color it crosses paths with. Players of Bejeweled will feel right at home, and it's not as if this is the first time the game has been copied. What differentiates this from the game that inspired it is that it doesn't necessarily have to end when the one-minute timer reaches zero. The faster you match plutonium, the speedometer on the right side of the playing field will increase.
And we all know what happens when it reaches 88 mph. Players will have a large portion of their timer restored and will be launched into another time period, starting the cycle over again. Though, keeping speed will become increasingly more difficult. Much like in Bejeweled, you'll receive medals for reaching certain point milestones and can share your scores with your friends. There is also a feature called "Change History," which essentially posts a Facebook Feed message on your friends' walls promoting the game, some of which are hilarious.
While Telltale's first foray into Facebook is nearly a complete knock off of an already immensely popular franchise, reaching 88 mph is just too much fun. However, this is a promotional game, so don't expect too much support after the adventure game releases to iPad and PCs this December. For now, just enjoy stoking that flux capacitor with sweet, sweet plutonium.
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