By Vitalii Zlotskii
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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
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.
Fun for a while
All that the other reviewer's have said about the graphics, the engagement, is all true. And it makes enjoyable for a while.
However there seems to be something in the algorithm that is "intentionally" designed to defeat the player. Having played many games in which nearly all of them ending with a necessary tile showing up precisely the next moment after it has been covered and no longer available and Thus possible to be played; it seems clear that something more than simple randomness is at play.
And that can be fun for a while. It certainly is time-consuming. After a while you realize you're not playing a game that has normal chance and random possibilities based upon the rules, But one in which you are trying to defeat an algorithm that is programmed against you.
In this regard it is like watching the poor souls in Las Vegas pulling haplessly, but hopefully, at their computer driven slot machines.
It may be fun going into the engagement with high hopes; only to find it is programmatically impossible to win.
From this point of view/observation one could steer off into interesting sociological observations about our times.
Comparisons to the Kafkaesque the nature of the engagement come to mind.
But that for another day.
Enjoy, for what it is, but be prepared to be defeated.
- 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.