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Old 01-04-2012, 01:12 PM
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Default Drop7 addict needs to find a new game

People around there parts who know me, realize that I've got quite a long-standing addiction to this game.

I scoffed when it was in vogue, thinking it looked boring and limited. At last I gave it a chance and got completely sucked in.

Now it's been a couple of years and I still play the damned game several times a day. I've passed some sort of threshold beyond "enjoyment" to "constant IV drip" where Drop7 has rewired a small part of my brain and the way I process math and the pacing of things. Seriously, I play this game way more than anything else on the phone, and at this point probably more than I've played any video game period..

I am not sure what it is, between the super-simple presentation, the fact that no game session in hardcore mode (the only mode worth playing!) will ever really go past 7 minutes or so, the perfect adaptation of the touch interface, the quickest "launch app -> start into fresh gameplay" I've probably seen anywhere, the unique but very simple grounded-in-reality rules that the game expresses (very simple math) - probably a combination of these things at least.

As I said, I play this game way too much, and I think it's time to find something else to help me break the habit. I am looking for something along the same lines, with all I wrote above. Not simply a rework of this game's formula, but something easily as approachable, but also infinitely deep and enjoyable on so many levels.

I am sure many people love to jump in and say "cut the rope, angry birds, etc" but that's not what I am getting at - those games are finite, eventually you can "solve" each level and exhaust the entire game, even if there's technically different ways you can play them depending on what you do.


Let me know what you think! I've seen a couple which have captivated me for brief periods, but not much which has stuck around anywhere near as long..

BTW My high score (hardcore) is 784,223
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:27 PM
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You tried something like SpellTower? Theres a couple modes in it and its pretty interesting, there's a mode that's like tetris and its really addicting....

The most addicting games to me on the phone are word games...W.E.L.D.E.R. owns DAYS of my life already (PRE UPDATE!) and spelltower is really awesome as well....for what its worth....my GF is addicted to W.E.L.D.E.R. with me, we play together on one device all the time hahaha

Another really addictive game to me at least is Monsters Ate My Condo...that game is impossible to put down when you start playing but you can and resume later
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:43 PM
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Well... I was going to recommend 180 when I saw the title but...

I hear Pathpix is good.
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:19 PM
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Try iCombi10. It's pretty much taken almost all of the time I spent on Drop7.
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:23 PM
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This is blatant self-promotion but try out IncrediBlox.

Drop7 was an influence on the development so it may be something that will work for you. It has a level progression but the Endless modes are the closest to Drop7's playstyle.

Let me know what you think!
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:25 PM
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I would recommend Hexius and Fractals: Make Blooms Not War as 2 puzzle / games that are deep, and have you going back for higher and higher scores. The games don't typically last as long as a really good round of Drop 7 does, but at least for me, they keep me coming back for more, and trying to increase my scores. Certainly some element of luck for how things crop up, but also a significant strategy and tradeoffs for risk vs ease....

If you do find something that captures your interest the same level of Drop 7 please PM and let me know what you found... It truly is a remarkable game.

Edit - one more to look at - Fade by Morey Entertainment. Very challenging.

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Old 01-04-2012, 05:46 PM
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Try iCombi10. It's pretty much taken almost all of the time I spent on Drop7.
Do you have a link for this? I can't find it in the App store and even Google it, there is one German d/l site...
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:51 PM
S.I.D. CrAzY S.I.D. CrAzY is offline
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I also very much enjoy playing Drop7 on a daily basis, I'd recommend these, I don't like them as much as Drop7, but they're good:

DropSum
Hard8
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:33 PM
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Do you have a link for this? I can't find it in the App store and even Google it, there is one German d/l site...
looks like this one
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:40 PM
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Fractals: Make Blooms Not War
<-- FYI iPad only
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