Slap The Rocks Review (Xbox Series S)

Our Slap The Rocks Review takes on this Top-Down puzzler in which we will push our brains to the limit. Slap rocks, avoid bushes, and flee from stumps! Could it be more of a puzzle game? Block-sliding brain teasers get a fantasy adventure twist in Slap the Rocks, a retro puzzler where you play a medieval treasure hunter with a sword and a penchant for knocking stones around!

Slap The Rocks Review Pros:

  • Modern pixel art graphics.
  • 297.6MB download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • Block sliding puzzle gameplay.
  • Tutorial signposts in levels.
  • 30 total levels to play.
  • Level select screen with all levels unlocked from the beginning.
  • Easy achievements.
  • Break down obstacles with your weapon.
  • Reset level layout signpost.
  • Simple controls.

Slap The Rocks Review Cons:

  • Every level just feels the same.
  • If you are only going for achievements then you just select those few levels.
  • Controls and movement is sluggish.
  • Having to hit the reset level signpost is slow and not ideal.
  • You have to undo everything or nothing, no undo last turn.
  • Doesn’t have any scoring/timing support.
  • No replay value.
  • All the environmental interactions are the same.

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Slap The Rocks:

Official website.

Developer: AFIL Games

Publisher: eastasiasoft

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  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Sound - 6/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Length - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Fun Factor - 6/10


I like a good tile sliding puzzle game, I had those handheld ones as a kid that made-up cartoon character’s faces or a brands logo so I know all about them, Slap the rocks is the computer game version but on such a huge playing field that it highlights the slow trudging pace of movement, the tedious hitting of blocks to move them and the god awful reset level signposts. It does however have a cheat-like function in that achievement hunters can just pick the required level and mop it up quickly, this is very akin to my old tile sliding game where you would just rip the tiles out and move them yourself. Any way you look at it Slap the Rocks is just an average puzzle game that never tries anything new and instead stagnates the genre.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!