Special blocks keep the gameplay fresh and interesting for hours of enjoyment.
The critically-acclaimed puzzle game makes it was to the Kindle Fire! Slydris is a unique and engaging puzzle game with a simple premise but deceptively deep gameplay.
*** Slide and drop blocks to create full lines of blocks. *** Create combos of falling blocks and clearing lines to fill up your bomb meter faster. *** Create a row of a single color for a color burster. *** Other special blocks (Shatter, Upcoming, Locked, and Magnet) add gameplay variety and challenge.
THREE FANTASTIC MODES: Infinite Mode, Zen Mode, and Survival Mode:
*** INFINITE: a new set of blocks drops after every move you make, so take as much time as you want. Clear 25 lines to move onto the next level.
*** ZEN: functions similarly to Infinite Mode, but the difficulty is more dynamic, there are no achievements or scores to worry about, and your game will never end.
*** SURVIVAL: you have 10 seconds to make as many moves as you can to clear the lines of blocks, then a barrage of blocks will drop, and the cycle begins again. Quick thinking and nimble fingers are required to do well.
Also select from 3 music tracks and dark or light backgrounds. Select from 3 music tracks and dark or light backgrounds.
Have you ever played Tetris and wished you could move around the pieces you've already placed? This is Slydris in a nutshell. A short but thorough tutorial gets you started. The premise is simple: slide the pieces at the top before they fall, or slide the already fallen pieces at the bottom. Complete a row to make it disappear.
There are three game modes: Zen, which has no timer; Infinite, which is what I would consider the"regular" version; and Survival, which has you racing the clock to clear the bottom rows before a ton of blocks fall and make life difficult. There are, as usual with this genre of game, combos and chain bonuses, and the game ends when you totally fill the screen.
The game is somewhat customizable: you can choose between three music options, three color schemes (with a "color blind" option, which seems to reverse the colors, but I could be wrong) and the aforementioned three game modes. The colors are vibrant without being overwhelming, and the music is not any more annoying than most similar games and better than some. Slydris also uses Game Circle, if you're into keeping score.
Is it worth the buck to play? All in all, I think this is a pretty fun game. The problem is that there is a LOT of competition in this genre. I'm going to go ahead and say that I would pay the asking price for this game. There's nothing groundbreaking here, but it's a good time waster and the permissions aren't ridiculous. That by itself is worth the download, in my opinion. Since this is the FAOTD today, I would definitely recommend it. For free, you have nothing to lose. I may just keep this game around for a while, and at the rate that I delete these free games, that says a lot.
Before you play the app you should note that it has some nice features under the options selections. It offers zoom assist, hi-res textures and an option for color blind individuals. There is also tutorial button.
The objective of the game is to fill a row of blocks from left to right and it will disappear. I like the Zen mode of the game. After you play a few levels it allows you to move 95% of the blocks one at a time to fill a row. It is interesting to work to have multiple rows fill and disappear automatically and my record so far is 7 rows by moving one block. If you fill a row with all of the same color then it gives you a bonus. You can even get bombs that destroy 3 rows at a time.
I enjoy the Zen mode as an easy and no stress time burner and I rated it at 5 stars. In addition I can play it in the airplane mode without access to WIFI contrary to what other reviewers are saying.
Permissions: * Full network access
This app contains no adware or malware and it is safe to load onto your device.
Slydris installed 51.95MB into my device memory and I manually moved it to my SD card. It left 14.50MB in my device memory and it transferred 53.88MB to my SD card.
I was a little annoyed by the fact that the description and the pictures really didn't tell you anything about the game.
Essentially this is a strategic puzzle game where you try to clear rows of cubes that appear after each move you make. You are allowed to move almost any piece on any row (including the row of cubes that are about to drop from the top). The pieces drop and then any completed rows are removed. The nice thing is that this gives you time to think about your move and you pieces don't drop as time goes by. This is really a game me of strategy so TAKE YOUR TIME. As you progress there are blocks that rise from the bottom, immovable blocks, magnetic blocks, etc.
Overall I think this is a pretty good game. After playing it for about 5 minutes I don't know how much replay value this will have but if you like tetris-like games, give it a try. I didn't get a far in the game but it was mainly because I didn't spend enough time planning my moves. I will definitely give it a few more times to see if I can get better then level 4 that I for on my first attempt.
This game is similar to Tetris in that the player is trying to complete rows of blocks. It is different because the shapes all are only one row high but various lengths. The blocks are moved side to side so that they create spaces in which blocks from the higher rows will fall.
There are magnets, blocks that cannot be moved side to side and will only fall and other similar hazards. Bombs are earned to blast away troublesome rows. There are three versions of the game. Zen is best for a beginner and is not timed. Even when the player "loses" because the rows have filled to the top he or she can continue playing. There is the infinite version, which drops blocks after each move and keeps going until the player loses. Finally there is a version where the player can make as many moves as he or she can for 10 seconds before the next wave of blocks fall. No matter which one you like, the game will get you hooked and wanting to play for a long time.
If you like Tetris, or played Tetris 20 or so years ago, I imagine you will like this derivative of the classic game - especially the "survival" mode which has timed levels and is very fast-paced. There's not much on the instruction level, but you should be able to figure it out fairly quickly, and this can become a very addictive game.
About the only drawback I have is it is a battery hog and will drain the battery on your Kindle Fire pretty quick.
I originally picked this up for free during the Free App of the Day promotion and, as I type this review, I see the pricing has reverted back to $1.99: if you liked Tetris, or are looking for an addictive game, I think it will be $1.99 well spent.