Review: Tris by Noah Witherspoon | iLounge


Review: Tris by Noah Witherspoon


Company: Noah Witherspoon


Title: Tris

Price: Free

Compatible: iPhones, iPod touches

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Jeremy Horwitz

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The best of these Tetris clones is Noah Witherspoon’s Tris (Free), a straightforward version with simple but clean graphics and intuitive swipe-and-tap controls. While the game’s collision detection is a little less precise than the original Tetris’s, the controls aren’t up to snuff with EA’s version, and its movement of blocks down the well has a certain unusual pace and staccato rhythm, Tris looks and feels pretty good.

For the price. You don’t get any of the frills included in EA’s version, which not only did Tetris justice but then expanded upon it with a number of cool powerups, slick visual transitions, and real audio—all of which were worth paying at least a little for. However, Tris plays the basic game pretty well and doesn’t cost a thing; we can live without changing backgrounds, sound effects and music when the game is free. If you’re in need of a Tetris fix and don’t want to pony up $10 for EA’s version, start here. iLounge Rating: B.


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