Week in Arcade: Space Ark

Normally, we’d link to Major Nelson for for the Week in Arcade, but apparently, he was too busy playing with virtual tigers named Skittles and dressing in white ponchos to make the announcement.

Space Ark

A fun little spin on the popular brick-bashing genre, this one is more of a brick collecting game. You use some overly adorable critter, bounce them off a pad, and collect colored objects for combos. Power-ups become increasingly useful, and various bonus make their appearance to further make things easier.

Multi-player is included, and the weird zen generated by controlling the animal with the right stick is calming and challenging. There is a lot of content, and the levels introduce a variety of challenges. Not a bad deal for $10.