iPad Tetris Clone - Communist Blocks

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  1. snow_mani

    snow_mani Well-Known Member

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    I noticed a new Tetris clone called Communist Blocks. I haven't had the opportunity to play it yet. Here is the link: Communist Blocks

    It's currently free.
     
  2. coconutbowling

    coconutbowling Well-Known Member

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  3. Kamazar

    Kamazar Well-Known Member

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    why's it even called "communist blocks"? it screams out "tetris", but with a shoddy interface. it's like the college drop-out of tetris. and only one screenshot, which is the title screen?! really?! ugh...
     
  4. Tennisking1o1

    Tennisking1o1 Well-Known Member

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    I'll stick to Tris for my free tetris fix...
     
  5. holliberry

    holliberry Well-Known Member

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    I downloaded it for the hell of it, since I don't have a tetris clone on my ipod, bit it's pretty lame. i'm sure theres better ones out there
     
  6. snow_mani

    snow_mani Well-Known Member

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    Yeah. The one screen shot doesn't fill me with confidence either. But I'll reserve judgement until I've actually tried it. It might be OK. I'm old enough to remember and to have played the original version of tetris. Tetris was originally created by a Russian, Alexey Pajitnov, while he was working at the Computer Centre in the Russian Academy of Science. So I thought the name of this tetris clone is rather a clever play on words.
     
  7. goblues11

    goblues11 Well-Known Member

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    how long do you think it'll be before the Tetris COmpany removes this game?
    I'll give it 2-3 days
     
  8. nattylux

    nattylux Well-Known Member

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    Funny story - my parents were actually working there at the same time. They said Pajitnov didn't focus too much on his job, since he preferred making games instead. The people working at the Computing Center were the original beta testers. My mom said she got no work done for a month because she was addicted to Tetris :)

    And yeah, the Tetris company is going to pull this clone off the store. As well they should. Hurray for IP, and hurray for America. Pajitnov didn't see a dime of the Tetris profits for the first TEN YEARS of its existence.
     
  9. Silver Orange

    Silver Orange Well-Known Member

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    Pretty messed up name...
    Worth a try though since I have been longing for a free tetris clone because I didn't get to download tris.
     
  10. snow_mani

    snow_mani Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for sharing! That's an interesting story. I bet your parents have a few interesting stories to share about those years.
     
  11. Mew2468

    Mew2468 Well-Known Member

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    I never knew that - now Communist Blocks doesn't sound like a completely unrelated name to me :).
     
  12. Brinkman

    Brinkman Well-Known Member

    $10 for tetris has always screamed rip off to me.
     
  13. ravenvii

    ravenvii Well-Known Member

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    I tried this game and wow does it suck.

    Tris is far, far, far superior.
     
  14. Spartan12103

    Spartan12103 Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. This game is horrible.
     

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