Falling block puzzlers are the colourful, sugary, family-friendly games that often model what it’s like to be buried alive. Tetris panic, the screen filled up and the music racing: isn’t that fear you feel at this moment a little too primal to be the result of a simple game you’re about to lose? Isn’t there some kind of deeper sinking feeling as you mess up a round of Lumines and there’s simply no space for anything else to fit on the grid?
Okay, maybe this is just me. But anyway: if you find falling block puzzlers a little claustrophobic, Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon, a game I absolutely cannot remember the name of when discussing it with others, is going to do a serious number on you.