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App description: "Its easy to call DropZap one of the best puzzle games in the App Store... Its fun, addictive, and puts a fresh spin on dropping blocks to clear other blocks..." - The iPhone App Review

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DropZap is a NOT a color matching game! Rather, you SHRINK pieces until they disappear!

If you are a fan of Tetris, Drop7, etc., then you will definitely want to check out DropZap!

Game rules: http://www.dropzap.com/rules

GAME TYPES

Fallers
Flyers 1
Followers 1
Flyers 2
Followers 2

GAME MODES

Each of the game types has these game modes:
Learn
Standard
Relentless
Cooperative (on same device)
Standard
Relentless
Competitive (on same device)
Standard
Relentless

CONTROLS

Tap a column to make a move.
Hold/drag to see how chain reactions for various columns start.

FEATURES

Game Center leaderboards for standard and relentless modes
universal app
support for iPhone 5 display
falling debris

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Background image credit in order by level (after which background images repeat in the same order for subsequent levels): (1) NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech; (2) NASA/JPL-Caltech; (3) NASA/JPL-Caltech; (4) NASA; (5) NASA/JPL-Caltech; (6) ESA, NASA, and L. Calcada (ESO for STScI); (7) NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI); (8) NASA/JPL-Caltech; (9) NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program; (10) NASA/JPL-Caltech/SST/T. Pyle (SSC).

Uses Cocos2d v3.

Cocos2d Copyright (c) 2008-2011 - Ricardo Quesada and contributors
Copyright (c) 2011-2014 - Zynga Inc. and contributors

Kazmath Copyright (c) 2008, Luke Benstead.
All rights reserved.; license: https://github.com/Kazade/kazmath/blob/master/LICENSE.md

CocosBuilder Reader Copyright (c) 2010-2011 - Viktor Lidholt
Copyright (c) 2011-2012 - Zynga Inc. and contributors

Chipmunk Copyright (c) 2007-2014 Scott Lembcke and Howling Moon Software

ObjectAL Copyright (c) 2009 Karl Stenerud. All rights reserved.

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"...its a fun game and I found it to be pretty hard to put down." - iPhone Application List

"...the game play is interesting and keeps the player gripped. It is one of those games that we keep on playing saying Just one more game for a long, long time." - iPhone Footprint

"DropZap excels in what it attempts to do: offer a quick action-puzzle game with a unique gameplay mechanic that has varying modes of difficulty that will satiate the hardest of the hardcore block elimination fanatics." - Dallas iPhone Games Examiner

amichail's comments:
Demo video:

Youtube link | Pop Up


I'm the developer. Any feedback would be great.

DropZap is free for a limited time.

11-13-2009, 03:49 PM
#2
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 2,328
I'm a big Drop 7 fan. Giving this a try now. Has that "Why didn't I think of that?" type of premise. Very promising :-)

11-13-2009, 05:31 PM
#3
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Hollywood, CA
Posts: 1,869
it's a cool game! I recommend this (esp. as it is free).

notes to the dev:

- you don't have any way to contact thru your website
- the "active pieces" (dropping down) should flash white or something to make it more clear which one is actually going to shoot a laser. The kind of visual cues make the game a lot easier to get.
-if you're gonna keep it free I would hook up with AdMob or something

I like it very much!
11-13-2009, 06:00 PM
#4
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Italy
Posts: 1,452
that's fun!
11-13-2009, 06:23 PM
#5
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Saratoga, CA, USA
Posts: 11,775
Quote:
Originally Posted by GregB View Post
I'm a big Drop 7 fan. Giving this a try now. Has that "Why didn't I think of that?" type of premise. Very promising :-)
I hear you! So simple but incredibly amazing and addictive.

Tim "Lord Gek" Jordan, Game Consultant
Twitter: LordGek
GameCenter, iTunes: Lord Gek
My iTunes Reviews
11-13-2009, 10:00 PM
#6
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 58
lol at the sounds
11-13-2009, 10:34 PM
#7
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 2,328
Been playing this in quick spurts all day. Very, very good. Like Drop 7, i'm discovering strategies and doing better. Game saves on exit and is the fastest loading game I have. No crashes or any other probs either.
11-14-2009, 12:58 PM
#8
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Italy
Posts: 1,452
Actually I'm finding myself quite addicted to it. I think that with an extra bit of polish this could be a hit.
11-14-2009, 01:00 PM
#9
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: The Prison Planet
Posts: 226
Where did this title fly under the radar from?

Talk about one of the best(and free) puzzlers out there; addicting(played it for 2 hours straight last night), awesome retro sound effects and did I mention it's FREE!!!! Enough of my banter, download it now and find out how incredible it is!
11-14-2009, 08:28 PM
#10
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 233
Quote:
Originally Posted by Professionalbum View Post
Talk about one of the best(and free) puzzlers out there; addicting(played it for 2 hours straight last night), awesome retro sound effects and did I mention it's FREE!!!! Enough of my banter, download it now and find out how incredible it is!
It's free for a limited time.

Last edited by amichail; 11-14-2009 at 10:34 PM.