You pick up your Wii Remote and are automatically flung into the mysterious corridors of a medieval castle. You cautiously sneak around, your trusty bowling ball in one hand and a fire hose in the other. You're ready for a challenge. You remember only too well how those chickens almost got the best of you last time. But wait, what's this? Monkeys have launched an attack and suddenly, you're being pelted with baseballs. You dodge the baseballs and unleash the fire hose to give those pesky monkeys a taste of real hydropower. Quickly, you make your escape, but what awaits around the next corner?
When you step into the world of Boom Blox, you're not only playing a game you're escaping into an all-new reality where wacky animals attack from every angle, enemies tumble with block-like clattering action and everything from fire hoses to lasers serve as your weapons. Explore richly imagined environments, including Tiki, Medieval and Haunted locales and no less than 300 levels of fun that combine the rollicking physicality of Jenga with the smart complexity of a Rube Goldberg machine. Brought to you in collaboration with renowned director and producer Steven Spielberg, Boom Blox is a creative thrill ride that employs the full interactive range of your Wii Remote. Watch imagination come to life in an all-new concept of gaming that will knock your enemies over and knock you out.
Experience a thrill ride from a master storyteller in an adventure produced in collaboration with award-winning director and producer Steven Spielberg
Pummel, hurl and throw with all of your might as you launch into fast-paced, innovative gameplay blending the simplicity of the wildly popular block game Jenga and the crazy complexity of a Rube Goldberg machine
Blast your way through hundreds of challenges in five entirely different virtual environments, including Medieval, Frontier, Haunted and Tiki
Designed specifically with the strengths and versatility of the Wii in mind, letting you use the full interactivity of your Wii Remote to throw baseballs, blast lasers, save wacky animal characters and more (Wii Remote not included)
Meet more than 30 wacky characters, including chickens and monkeys loaded with personality
Seize advantage of a trusty arsenal of tools, including bowling balls, fire hoses and baseballs, to make your way through the game's clever puzzles
Delve into Create mode to unlock characters, props and more; use the in-game editor to express your creativity
Remix levels and share what you create with friends via WiiConnect24
Play on your own in single-player mode or enjoy multiplayer fun in Co-op and Versus modes
For 1 to 4 players
Tablets have grown immensely in popularity over the past several years. This has caused a variety of manufacturers to begin making them. At the same time, it has made buying one a more difficult task as there is more to choose from. With some simple tips for buying a tablet, however, you can feel more confident about your decision.
1. What will you use it for?
Tablets are very multifunctional devices that can be used for a variety of different purposes. For example, some businesses rely on tablets to make inventory-taking a much easier process. And some people buy tablets just to watch movies in bed. Knowing what you'll use your tablet for will help you to decide what features are important to you. For example, is constant access to the internet a necessity? Will you want to someday increase the storage capabilities of the tablet? When you shop with the answers to these questions in mind, it can make ruling out tablets that won't work for your purposes much easier.
2. What apps does it have?
Although the answer to this question is constantly changing, if you have certain apps or types of apps that you know you'll want to use, make sure they're offered on the operating system your tablet uses. More apps can mean more functionality from your tablet, so go with an operating system that has a wide selection. More isn't always the best, however, so you shouldn't simply choose the manufacturer with the most apps (Apple, right now) and go with them. Just make sure you have the variety you need in the type of apps you plan to use.
3. Price doesn't always predict quality
As is the case with most products, just because you pay more for a tablet doesn't mean it's of the highest quality. Some companies, like Amazon, have been able to offer tablets for a low price because they know they'll make money from additional purchases (e.g. books, apps, etc.). Yet their tablet is still a very high-quality product.
4. Size matters
It will matter to you in one way or another, whether it is that you want a tablet of a certain size or want to pay a certain price for your tablet. The smallest tablets are around 7 to 8 inches across. They are very portable and lower-priced than larger models. Medium tablets range from 9 to 10 inches; most tablets fall into this size category. They have higher resolutions screens than the smaller tablets and are better for watching movies or television. There aren't many tablets over 10 inches available now but they are becoming more popular. Many manufacturers call them hybrids because they offer the processing power of a PC but the touch screen of a tablet.
5. Screen resolution
The highest resolution available right now is 2,560 x 1,600 pixels, but you don't need to go that high to have a clear picture. You should test your tablet out, however, and make sure the resolution is to your liking before you make the purchase.