Block'Em Sock'Em is a new Atari Jaguar game based on the original Sega Genesis game of the same name. Block'Em Sock'Em was originally developed for John Hancock by Adam Welch for the Genesis. A version of the game is now available for the Super Nintendo, and a 7800 version is currently in development.
Lawrence Staveley created the Atari Jaguar version of Block'Em Sock'Em, with music by R. Strauss and graphics by J. Leal. Originally sold at the 2023 Portland Retro Gaming Expo in John Hancock's booth, John has allowed us to sell a boxed version of the game in the AtariAge Store. Block'Em Sock'Em is also available as a free download if you have a Jaguar GameDrive or Skunkboard.
Your goal in Block'Em Sock'Em is to control John Hancock through 25 different levels to destroy boxes of the same color. Your aim is to get the block counter below the goal number with a limited number of tosses. If you toss a colored block and it hits another color, then your block will change to that color. There are three difficulty settings.
Destroy boxes by throwing the box you’re holding at the same colored boxes. If you hit another block of a different color after one (or more) blocks have been destroyed, you’ll swap blocks.
Get the block counter down to the goal (or lower), without running out of throws, to move onto the next level.
If you have no valid throws, you’ll receive a penalty and will get a star block to be able to target any block on the game board.
Block'Em Sock'Em includes a professionally printed, full-color box, a full-color, 4-page manual and game cartridge