19. heinäkuuta 2021
Huge praise to the creator of this Garmin app, it was a joy. And even though it isn't perfect it was certainly fun for a little bit.
Well... I think I have the unofficial world record for this version.
I scored 204 points, so let me know if you got any higher, but I topped out really just to end the game, I could have gone longer because the game is paced pretty slowly, but it was my first time playing this version and I really just wanted to log a score.
A couple of things keep it from being true to the original:
-The tetris playfield in this app is the wrong dimensions. In this app the field is 14 blocks wide by 24 blocks tall, when the original tetris field size is 10 blocks by 20 respectively. In the end this makes it easier to play because it gives you more options for placing pieces, but it takes longer to score lines.
-The scoring is very inaccurate. In the original tetris scoring a single line gives you 40 points, a double gives 100, a triple gives 300, and a tetris (clearing 4 lines at once) gives 1200, and all these had a multiplier depending on what level you're on, so you get more points the higher the level. In this app you strictly get one point per line cleared which removes the incentivation for scoring more than one line at once.
-Lastly, the pacing is pretty slow. I got to level 20 and the game felt like it had barely sped up at all, and I was able to easily continue scoring lines manageably. Maybe consider increasing the drop speed a little faster as you increase score.
I mention these differences, but it was honestly a very pleasing experience, and I ended up playing for a while, so I don't think the button scheme is impossible to adapt to.
The only reason I bring these points up is in case in a future update you hope to make the game a little truer to the original, but thanks for what you've already provided.
23. heinäkuuta 2021, CrazyDane
Thanks for the feedback Ty. Much appreciated!
26. kesäkuuta 2021
Very difficult. Seems interesting at first glimpse but difficult and inconvenient.