The Rock Daughters and I went hands-on in our latest ROCK FATHER: UNBOXED Episode:
A "freemium" App, the Sick Bricks game is available as a Free Download, though in-App purchases are available (parents, check those settings!). We'd been playing a test version for a few days prior to launch, and I dig it. It's vibrant, intuitive, and in a lot of ways reminds me of some of the old NES games I grew-up on as a kid.
GAME SYNOPSIS: Sick City is under attack and only you have the power to save it! The evil Overlord Omega and his goons are on a rampage destroying the City, bringing it to rubble. You must join forces with Jack Justice and the Sick Bricks to stop Overlord Omega!
Collect and build different Sick Bricks characters in the real world, then beam them into the free Sick Bricks game on your smartphone or tablet (sold separately) to rebuild Sick City to its former glory! Watch your characters come to life after you beam them into the game, as you uncover their unique special powers, and abilities to save Sick City.
In the game you will go on missions, battle the goons, explore secret hideouts and earn bricks to rebuild the city. Your journey will take you through an outrageous place full of mutants, monsters, aliens, and all types of wacky characters. Mix and match these real world Sick Bricks figures to create new more powerful combo characters to save Sick City!
The figures themselves are a big hit here, which really isn't a surprise since my girls have a thing for action figures, dolls and figurines (really, I have no idea where they get it). We received five of them in the not-quite-blind bags (a little clear window offers a peek inside), with Silent Shadow (Ninja), Rotten Walker (Zombie), Harry Fangface (Werewolf), Ace Orbit (Astronaut) and Tiberius Warpspeed (a not-so-subtle nod to STAR TREK's James Tiberius Kirk) all reporting for duty here at Rock Father HQ.
Scanned into the game, each has it's own Superpower, and this is just the beginning, as there's nine factions in the Sick Bricks world.
Rock Father-approved, and available now at Toys "R" Us, Amazon, Walmart, Target and more!