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Catch a Mouse: Block It Off

written by: Shane Burley•edited by: DaniellaNicole•updated: 4/13/2009

Ever wanted to Catch a Mouse?

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    Catch a Puzzle

    Catch a Mouse rests on a perfect synthesis of minor level navigation and puzzle elements. The simple design really rests on quarantining areas off so that a mouse cannot go through. It may be this souring pitch that may make Catch a Mouse sound a little boring. It is far from it.

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    How to Catch a Mouse

    Each level begins in a similar way. You are given an area that sparkles like gold and is marked with a whole lot of uneven rows of circular stones. At certain points throughout this area there are big round holes. In one corner rests a mouse ready to go. That mouse’s whole purpose is to make it into one of those wholes and you have to stop them by placing mouse traps in strategic locations.

    You start off by being able to place one. Then the mouse moves to another stone. Then you can place another. Hopefully, you create a complete barrier where is the mouse is unable to get to any of the holes and escape. When this is done, you have completed the level and can move on. This can be an extremely trying feat, especially when you get to more advanced levels and settings in Catch a Mouse. This is all marked by attractive animations for the level and mouse, which add to the character of Catch a Mouse.

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    Great Gameplay

    You have the option to set the difficulty at Easy, Medium, or Hard. Event the Medium setting is going to be a real challenge for the initiated, so Hard should be sectioned off just for the die hards. You also have the ability to turn the sound off, which you may want to go ahead and do since it can be a little irritating and this game is best played during quick stolen moments. Catch a Mouse is fun and engaging, though somewhat limited in its replay value. For a free iPhone game you are not going to find much better than Catch a Mouse, especially when it comes to those that are designed for short gameplay periods. Six and a half out of ten stars.