Skill is the key this week as Green Jade Games claimed SlotBeats’ Slot of the Week with its skill-based arcade title Casino Blocks.

Casino Blocks, based on Green Jade’s flagship skill-based arcade game Jade Puzzle, is said to perform similar to a slot with the bet per move cadence Green Jade first introduced with its Candy Prize BIG title. 

Mark Taffler, CCO at Green Jade Games, noted: “We founded the business in order to change the industry.  We stand by that mission statement and we’re extremely proud of Casino Blocks. 

“Jade Puzzle was and still is a huge success, however, as with every new concept, we must adapt to the market forces.”

When experiencing Casino Blocks, players are given a random series of shapes which they must fit into an 8×8 grid. Every shape they place is a bet with the opportunity for large wins in the base game.

There is also a mini slot bonus round that appears from time to time, giving players the chance to ramp up their winnings through various multipliers.  

Taffler continued: “We saw with Candy Prize and Candy Prize BIG that different markets react differently to these skill games.

“Bet In Game is a feature we will now roll out on our skill games as it helps the game to engender itself to the existing player base, whilst attracting a new audience with its UX.”

Players earn points when they form a continuous line of eight cells, either vertical or horizontal, which then disappear from the board to free up more space. Furthermore, users are also given two ‘Power Ups’ to help complete the game including a Rotation Power Up and an Exchange Shape Power Up. 

Each game starts with both power meters at full, with additional Power Ups rewarded when players earn 600 skill points and 750 skill points respectively. 

Skill points are rewarded for how well the player performs during the game and for placing a shape, clearing lines, beating previous scores, rotating shapes, exchanging shapes and emptying the grid. 

Once the player is unable to place any more shapes down on the grid, the game ends.