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Rating: 4.2/5 (69 votes)
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Omino

HopefulNebulaIf you asked me to name all the ways a game developer could spin the classic falling-block puzzle, you'd be here a while. There are a lot of Tetris variations out there, but Omino by IcyLime manages to stand out. At first it seems almost too easy: use the left and right [arrow] keys to maneuver blocks, up to rotate, down to accelerate, and [spacebar] to make the block fall instantly. The trick is, the game doesn't get any faster as you level up. Instead, the blocks get larger. You start with single-square blocks that are easy to place, and eventually move up to the standard Tetris tetrominoes, and after that things get complicated. (There are a lot of shapes you can make with six or more squares.)

OminoThere's a nice amount of strategy to Omino, because after a few levels, powerups start appearing. The bomb will make the squares around it disappear, and the weight will compress any gaps in the column it lands on. These two simple powerups change the tone of the game to a defensive one: instead of doing the best you can as fast as possible, you find yourself taking your time to set up your next move and hoping for a weight to come up so you can get rid of that one dang gap. It would be nice to have the option to start from a later level and avoid the really easy parts, but even then, it's a refreshingly original challenge.

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4 Comments

Awesome concept, but I'll admit...once things went past Daedalian Opus shapes, I wussed out and quit.

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259,423 that is the best I could do so far. I have also gotten higher up pieces, but not as high of a score.

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x64 280,777 Level 7

This could be more interesting if you take out the bombs and weights and instead give you smaller pieces to give a different strategy than having a "save me" piece like the weights

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Been sort of keeping track of high scores

x64 302,038 level 7
x64 312,899 level 7
x64 302,924 level 7
x64 315,683 Level 7
x64 317,331 Level 7
Level 7 x64 313,952
Level 7 x64 377,510
Level 7 x64 349,554
Level 7 x64 391,392
Level 7 x64 389,795
Level 7 x64 414,033
Level 7 x64 397,532
Level 7 x64 405,091
Level 7 x64 427,138
Level 7 x64 442,???
Level 7 x64 432,195

Highest was Level 7 x64 442,???
but I didn't catch the last digits before I clicked play again; I had not realized that I beat my high score.

If you have not played yet and you like tetris, then you should play. Don't give up and try try again. A good strategy is

to use large straight piece in the beginning and then stop making giant holes as you progress because later the holes can be detrimental. However if you have a bomb or long piece coming up then they can still be useful.

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