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Tetris Alternatives

08-17-2013, 08:42 PM
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Tetris Alternatives

"Tetris was invented exactly when and where you would expect — in a Soviet computer lab in 1984 — and its game play reflects this origin. The enemy in Tetris is not some identifiable villain (Donkey Kong, Mike Tyson, Carmen Sandiego) but a faceless, ceaseless, reasonless force that threatens constantly to overwhelm you, a churning production of blocks against which your only defense is a repetitive, meaningless sorting. It is bureaucracy in pure form, busywork with no aim or end, impossible to avoid or escape. And the game’s final insult is that it annihilates free will. Despite its obvious futility, somehow we can’t make ourselves stop rotating blocks."

- Sam Anderson, Just One More Game ...

GAMES LIST


99 Bricks a Wizard Academy by Weirdbeard Review


Blockboy by EO Games Review


Brick (Retrobit) by Dumadu Games
Thread


Crush! by Radiangames Review


Doptrix by Doptrix Software Thread


Drop7 by Zynga Review


Dream of Pixels by Dawn of Play
Review


Eighty-Eight by Premiere Liaison Thread


Evil Robot by Nikki Ussery Thread


Fluxe by Xix Interactive Review


Globulous by Firestarter Games Thread


Graviton Block by Neotko Studios Thread


Hazumino by Samurai Punk Thread


Lumines by Q Entertainment Review


Matchblocks by One Minute Games Review


MecaPix by Robotalism Soft Review


Mosaique by Winning Blimp Review


Ones! by Magic Cube Forum


Patientia by private asteroid Thread


Pentix by Andre Mirzoyan Thread


Push Panic by Barry Kostjens Thread


Puzzlejuice by Colaboratory Review


Red Revolution by Lowell List Thread


Slydris by Radiangames Review


Rotolla by Prior Games Thread


Runtris by David Ortego Lucas Thread


rymdkapsel by Webbfarbror AB Review


T-Block by chenyungui Thread


The Blocks Cometh by Halfbot Review


Unify by Zach Gage Thread

Please add to the list. I am looking for good Tetris-alternative, Tetris-inspired, and Tetris-themed games.

Thanks!

Last edited by retr0spective; 03-01-2015 at 01:47 AM.
08-18-2013, 03:53 AM
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That's a pretty exhaustive list, but I'd add Push Panic by Barry Kostjens

08-18-2013, 09:55 AM
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Wow.. another great list. Thanks Retrospective! My wife was looking for a tetris clone last week, im sure she'll love this list!

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword
08-18-2013, 10:51 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mr_bez View Post
That's a pretty exhaustive list, but I'd add Push Panic by Barry Kostjens
Thanks! I added Lumines, Matchblocks, and Push Panic.
08-18-2013, 10:56 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
Wow.. another great list. Thanks Retrospective! My wife was looking for a tetris clone last week, im sure she'll love this list!
You are most welcome! I played Tetris Blitz recently and was less than pleased with it so I spent some time looking into what options I had with regard to alternatives. Finger vs Block in particular has been filling that void for me most directly. Maybe EA will wise up and release a port of the classic Gameboy Tetris as I am sure it would do rather well.
08-18-2013, 01:22 PM
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Great list.

I'd like to add Blitz Block Robo by Nexus Game Studio.
08-18-2013, 01:42 PM
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Also: Spelltower, Mini Meteors, and Shibuya.

Last edited by Andy C83; 08-18-2013 at 01:48 PM.
08-18-2013, 04:07 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by retr0spective View Post
You are most welcome! I played Tetris Blitz recently and was less than pleased with it so I spent some time looking into what options I had with regard to alternatives. Finger vs Block in particular has been filling that void for me most directly. Maybe EA will wise up and release a port of the classic Gameboy Tetris as I am sure it would do rather well.
Dang... Finger Vs Block isnt on their dev's list on the PH appstore.

I dont think EA's going to do the classic tetris. The upcoming tetris+pokemon they're releasing seems like it will run similarly to Tetris Blitz.

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword
08-20-2013, 06:13 AM
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Awesome list, just downloaded some great game from there.
10-23-2013, 12:48 PM
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I discovered T-Block a while back.

http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=201478

So far, this is my favorite of the bunch. It is a straightforward well-designed clone with alternative gameplay modes and optional special blocks with unique properties.