Bliss Island delivers on two levels: nonsense and quantity. The nonsense is generated by basing the game on the exploits of Hoshi the Zwooph, a ball of blue fluff that can blow air out of his trunk. The quantity bit comes from the 80-plus games Hoshi and his freaky friends appear in. There’s an air-blowing target game, a racing one, others based on football and Breakout, and so on.
While 80 mini-games is an impressive figure it has to be pointed out that few are included on grounds of must-play quality. Rather, Codemasters has carpet-bombed Bliss Island in the hope something will strike a chord with someone. Unfortunately there’s not much that does, as even though this is bursting with kooky cuteness and quirky ideas, it’s low on vital ingredients like real fun.
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