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Slydris

Slydris

1,000 - 5,000 downloads

Pros
  • Dark/light theme
  • Addictive gameplay
  • Retro graphics
  • Original
Cons
  • No online leaderboards
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"Tetris reinvented for touchscreens"

Reviewed by / Jul 05, 2013

Slydris is a Tetris-like game that introduces a new gameplay based on touchscreen gestures

Smartphones and tablets and bringing back to life genres and gameplays that have been buried for decades. Why? Basically, due to its touchscreen which introduces new controls and in most cases, much more fun. Slydris is one of those games, featuring a new gameplay based on the classic Tetris.

In Slydris, instead of placing block as they fall down to make lines, players must slide the blocks and let it fall to complete the line. Each move will make new blocks appear upwards even if no lines were cleared. Try to slide blocks in the right way and clear lines in combos to avoid blocks to reach the top of the screen. When that happens, the game is over.

These are the basic of the game, however, there are lots of details to take into account: combos, color match, blocks added automatically from the bottom, unmovable blocks... and many other that you'll discover as you play. No worries, there's a step-by-step tutorial to get the hang of it quickly.

In addition, you can play up to three game modes: Infinite Mode (new blocks drops after every move, clear 25 lines to level up), Zen Mode (similar to Infinite Mode but without socres or achievements, play at you own pace). Survival Mode (time-mode, you have 10 secons to make as many moves as you can before blocks drop down).

The game features simple yet cool graphics, with a retro touch that makes it even more engaging. Screentouch response is excellent, no complaints at that point (that's actually the keystone of this game). Gameplay is such addictive that it will keep you glued to the screen for hours.

Developer's original description available here
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"Without doubt the finest puzzle game we've ever played on our mobiles." - Modojo.com (5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a puzzle game that can stand shoulder to shoulder with the very best of the genre" - EuroGamer.net

"Perfect touch controls never let you down. Manages to find a unique twist on line-formation gameplay." - Gamezebo.com (4.5 out of 5)

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.

The three modes are Infinite Mode, Zen Mode, and Survival Mode:

* In Infinite Mode, 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 Mode 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 (in Infinite Mode, the game ends if the stack reaches the top row).

* In Survival Mode, 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.

Slydris is a highly polished and customizable puzzle game for all ages. Select from 3 music tracks and dark or light backgrounds.

Like all Radiangames' titles, Slydris works great on tablets too!

Recently changed in this version

1.08 - Final attempt to fix KitKat issue on new devices.


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Comments and ratings for Slydris
  • (75)

    by Jez Hoffman on 12/02/2014

    Great controls, good fun, challenging and difficult but not alienating. The style of play really works well and the player who plans their move and takes advantage of special blocks etc. will be rewarded. The only thing I would like to see now is global leader boards added, would add another challenge to an already great game.

  • (75)

    by Lisa Chick on 10/02/2014

    Doesn't seem to crash...

  • (75)

    by Chris Dowdall on 01/02/2014

    Awesome and highly addictive!

  • (75)

    by Ryane Chatman on 17/01/2014

    I really dig the zen mode.

  • (75)

    by vu bui on 25/12/2013

    Very fun

  • (75)

    by Cecil Roets on 22/12/2013

    Great addictive game!

  • (75)

    by Anton van Hamel on 21/12/2013

    Soothing and almost meditative