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Free Game Friday: Swipe Stop

Not only is Friday a day to celebrate the oncoming weekend, get a takeaway and go out for a couple of bevvies with your friends and family, for us here at GameSpew it’s time for #FreeGameFriday. That’s right Spewers; it’s the best day of the week.

This week’s Free Game Friday first caught my eye a few weeks ago, reminding me of an old game I used to play on my super old iPod Touch, and I’ve continued going back to it every few days since I found it. We’re taking a look at Swipe Stop, a simply and clever puzzle game from Kongregate.com.

If you’ve played any of the Professor Layton games on the DS, then you’ll definitely be familiar with the kind of puzzles you’ll encounter in Swipe Stop. The game is about sliding a block – or a number of blocks – to a designated ‘goal’ space through a grid. It sounds simple, but it rarely is.

The trick to Swipe Stop is that when you move the block, it continues moving until it hits a wall. You’ll have to get creative and use the shape of the board to your advantage to get the block to its goal. The best part about the game is that every time you think you’ve mastered how the puzzles work they change something up. Soon the main goal will be getting two blocks to their corresponding end goals, or manoeuvring different blocks that are in your way around the level. Each level is cleverly designed and will keep you guessing and, more importantly, keep you coming back for more.

That’s is for this week’s Free Game Friday, folks! If you love puzzle games, I highly recommend giving Swipe Stop a try; I’m currently very addicted. If you do decide to give it a shot let us know how you get on in the comments below or on Twitter using #FreeGameFriday. We love hearing from you. Here’s to a great weekend everyone and see you next week!

Play Swipe Stop for free on kongregate.com.

Becca knew that she would be addicted to video games for the rest of her life when she saw the first pixelated zombie shambling across her TV screen while playing Resident Evil 3. She particularly enjoys being scared, laughing until she cries, or just plain crying while experiencing games. When she isn't playing games she loves spoiling her cat Usagi and eating any kind of sushi she can find.