Tetryon – Review
App Type: Uncategorized
By: Adam Wiggins
Version #: 1.0
Date Released: 2009-12-09
Price: 3.99User Rating:
With the unfortunate proliferation of crap apps in the App Store comes the inevitable possibility of missing the rare gems that are truly worth every penny that we shell out in order to download them. Luckily, we here at What’s On iPhone frequently encounter a good number of well-made apps and it is our duty to give you the heads up about them–apps such as the one that I recently had the chance to try. It is called Tetryon and, right off the bat, I’m telling you that if you’re a fan of matching puzzle games, it is one of those rare gems that you simply must get.
Like its partial namesake, the classic game Tetris, Tetryon is essentially a puzzle game, but it’s a puzzle game that is far removed from any I’ve ever played before. First, the design is just magnificent. True to its scifi-ish disposition, the appearance of the game is very futuristic and even the sound effects are such as high-tech robots and machines would make. Second, and more important, Tetryon involves "glyphs" that come in different shapes and colors. These glyphs are created one after the other via a "generator," and you must drag each glyph strategically into a spot on the grid so as to instigate "reactions" that will cause some or all of the glyphs, depending on the type of reaction, to explode, thereby clearing their places on the grid and prolonging your stay within the game.
The basic or standard type of reaction is made when you come up with three identical glyphs in a row. But here’s the catch: you must have placed one of the glyphs between the other two in order to initiate the reaction. Otherwise, the glyphs will not explode. This rather simple twist plus other more challenging rules is sure to keep you engaged.
Would I Buy Again:Yes
Learning Curve:Medium to High. Each new level comes with a tutorial that introduces new types of reactions and other rules.
Who Is It For:Those who fancy a matching game with well-designed gameplay.
What I Like:The futuristic look and feel of the game and the myriad (and I do mean a lot) of challenging levels to play and perhaps master.
What I Don't Like:The sound effects may irk some players of the game.
Final Statement:Tetryon is an intelligently designed iPhone gaming app that is a fitting tribute to the classic puzzle games of old. If you like matching puzzle games in general like I do, you'll definitely like this gem.
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