Version Reviewed: 1.0.2
Graphics / Sound [rating:4/5]
Game Controls [rating:2/5]
Re-use / Replay Value [rating:4/5]
This app is a take on the Tetris variation. You have to connect 4 or more drops of the same colour and the levels are grouped into 'ages of planets' so Precambrian to Cenozoic. Which makes for nice visuals in this game.
This application is a fast puzzle, where you have to think quickly where you will place the drops, and which way they will fall so that you can have 4 that attach in any formation. You have to quickly connect them so that it clears your screen, added to that, they sometimes multiply or you have ones that drop which make your game more difficult!
I like the fact that you feel in competition. You are using the screen on the left, and your competitor is on the right. Also the different styles of things dropping is very good, there seems to be enough variety to keep you interested. It's also a nice animation to watch the pieces join together.
There are three way to play this game, you can play single, network or solitaire. The network game is played over wifi and its a nice addition to the game. being able to play against someone you know makes the game far more fun, so if you can play over wifi you should because it's great!
There are currently 12 levels and 4 drop styles as well as the essential autosave in this version.
I found it took me ages to realize where I need to tap to activate things. It just wasn't user intuitive. I found myself clicking in a certain place, which didn't work and then getting frustrated with it because it didn't respond.
Maybe it would be better if you could also just play the game without the competition aspect (as in One Player Game mode). So the whole screen is central. Then it might work better with the controls and you would have a larger play area. Also there needs to be some definitions about what the different styles of '''characters' are, like what do the gray ones actually mean?
Overall I'm not convinced about the need for more styles of these types of games. Sure it has a nice twist on it, in that you see a competitor on the right. But, I was excited to play this game when I got it and due to the tapping in a specific spot I was disappointed by the game play.