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iPhone: Tetris Clone - Communist Blocks

01-28-2009, 10:09 PM
#1
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Tetris Clone - Communist Blocks

I noticed a new Tetris clone called Communist Blocks. I haven't had the opportunity to play it yet. Here is the link: Communist Blocks

It's currently free.
01-28-2009, 10:12 PM
#2
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Looks bad.

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01-28-2009, 10:13 PM
#3
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why's it even called "communist blocks"? it screams out "tetris", but with a shoddy interface. it's like the college drop-out of tetris. and only one screenshot, which is the title screen?! really?! ugh...
01-28-2009, 10:18 PM
#4
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I'll stick to Tris for my free tetris fix...

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01-28-2009, 10:21 PM
#5
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I downloaded it for the hell of it, since I don't have a tetris clone on my ipod, bit it's pretty lame. i'm sure theres better ones out there
01-28-2009, 10:24 PM
#6
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Yeah. The one screen shot doesn't fill me with confidence either. But I'll reserve judgement until I've actually tried it. It might be OK. I'm old enough to remember and to have played the original version of tetris. Tetris was originally created by a Russian, Alexey Pajitnov, while he was working at the Computer Centre in the Russian Academy of Science. So I thought the name of this tetris clone is rather a clever play on words.
01-28-2009, 10:35 PM
#7
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how long do you think it'll be before the Tetris COmpany removes this game?
I'll give it 2-3 days
01-28-2009, 10:39 PM
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01-28-2009, 10:44 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by snow_mani View Post
Yeah. The one screen shot doesn't fill me with confidence either. But I'll reserve judgement until I've actually tried it. It might be OK. I'm old enough to remember and to have played the original version of tetris. Tetris was originally created by a Russian, Alexey Pajitnov, while he was working at the Computer Centre in the Russian Academy of Science. So I thought the name of this tetris clone is rather a clever play on words.
Funny story - my parents were actually working there at the same time. They said Pajitnov didn't focus too much on his job, since he preferred making games instead. The people working at the Computing Center were the original beta testers. My mom said she got no work done for a month because she was addicted to Tetris

And yeah, the Tetris company is going to pull this clone off the store. As well they should. Hurray for IP, and hurray for America. Pajitnov didn't see a dime of the Tetris profits for the first TEN YEARS of its existence.
01-28-2009, 10:52 PM
#10
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: California
Posts: 550
Pretty messed up name...
Worth a try though since I have been longing for a free tetris clone because I didn't get to download tris.