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 game, BUT...
To start off, this game is a very well designed, with a unique twist on the traditional Tetris-style gameplay. The soundtrack is relaxing and compliments the game very well. The menu animations, and the menu itself, loading in the game, etc., are all very very smooth. Great work done by the developers in these areas.
However, the frustrating game itself seems to curb my fondness for the app overall. A game will not last more than a few minutes, on average. The shortness of each game does not allow of enthusiasm to build as much as I would like.
If game modes were introduced that would allow me to play each game for a longer period of time, my enjoyment of this game would increase exponentially. Perhaps introducing a game mode where you are able to turn the domino? Or maybe swap the current domino with the coming domino. Any game mode with a gimmick to allow the game to last for longer.
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.