Film director Steven Spielburg isn't a newcomer to the world of video games (us old-timers may remember "The Dig" from 1995), but it's been some time since I've seen his name involved in the genre. That's why I was surprised to come across his new game for the Nintendo Wii, Boom Blox!, in U.S. stores now.
The 400-level game takes place in four different "worlds," including one that's tiki themed. The premise of the game is simple: players use the Wii Remote to grab, throw, and blast towers of blocks to topple them over for points. Players can compete or play cooperatively. In addition, players can create levels and share them with the world using the Wii's Internet connectivity.
It's targeted towards 8-12 year-olds, but it looks like a blast (pun intended) for adults too, and will probably be my next Wii purchase after the Wii Fit comes out later this month.
Boom Box is currently available in the North America and Europe. It will be released in Asia on May 13 and Japan on May 22.