By Vitalii Zlotskii
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Domino Drop is a delightful new puzzle game with dominos and gravity!
Learn how to play it in a minute, master it day by day.
Your mind will be challenged.
Your soul will be calmed.
- 3 unique game modes
- 12 pleasant music tracks
- Global Leaderboards
- No Ads, No In-App Purchases
What's New in Version 1.0.1
Controls get in the way
As others have mentioned, this game would be perfect if lifting your finger didn't drop the current piece. If I am dragging a piece side to side and want to reposition my finger, or even click pause, it drops the piece. Instead, I think a second gesture like a distinct tap should be used to place, or even a button off to the side. This is not a fast-paced game like Tetris; it is thoughtful and calm, so there is no reason for hair-trigger controls. If anything, they make the game less calm and incite screaming. I can only imagine how frustrating this must be for people who have trouble with their hands.
Another design issue, this one minor: the view is semi-3D, so you see the top edge of the current row. However, the rest of the pieces below that row do not really appear 3D, and you see only their face. This makes the top row look blurry and misaligned with the background grid (once I saw it, I can't un-see it). I really like the rest of the design aesthetic, but I don't think there's any reason for the pieces to be shown this way. Purely face-on would be less distracting.
Great fun, terrible frustration
This game has great graphics, great music, and it's not too easy to get the hang of. I love the choices for game play, as well as the difficulty factor added by those awful blank tiles. God speed to those waiting for a blank tile to face down.
This game would be a five-star home run if it weren't for the hair-trigger drop. I saw people wrote about this and still bought the game because I thought really NBD... but NO. It is bad. The game, unlike Tetris, holds a tile in position at the top (no falling or choice to rotate). To drop, you drag the tile by sliding your finger left or right anywhere on screen. Once you release your touch, it falls. The issue with this game is it is so sensitive that if I tap the screen (i.e. to drop it in the column where it originally appeared), it will drop to the right if I am no careful. And same with any finger release. It drops it in the column to the right because I use my right thumb, which will naturally pull right when I release my touch.
So easy to play, but it's definitely not an easy game. Very good graphics, with a creative look to the game itself. The music is fun to listen to and not annoying like other games. Most other games I just shut off the audio because the music is stupid. However, the music for this game is actually classy.
I do get frustrated with not being able to rotate the tile. I guess that just adds to the difficulty of the game. Like other reviewer's have already stated, the drop of the tile is a little touchy. It's quite easy to put a tile in the wrong place by accident.
Like another reviewer noted, the animation between games seems a little too much for me. I grow impatient waiting for the animation to quit so I can start playing another game. Don't give me wrong, animation is very well done, I just don't feel like waiting on it. Maybe that's more of a problem with me and not the game itself.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Aug 06, 2015
- Version: 1.0.1
- Size: 43.6 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Seller: Vitalii Zlotskii
- © 2015 Vitaliy Zlotskiy
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.