Slydris (iPad only) by radiangames, is a tile puzzler that is like yoga for the mind, a simple but fascinating game that will not only challenge the mind, but relax the person playing it with its intuitive gameplay and design.
Slide the blocks on the bottom and top of the screen to allow other blocks to fall into place to delete rows. The tiles are color coded -matching up tiles in a row of all one color will cause a color burster and earn bonus points.
The more points are earned, the more the bomb meter to the right of the screen will fill up. Once the meter is full, the user can demolish any touching three rows of choice. The game has a large variety of play with its’ selection of three modes – infinite, zen, or survival.
Infinite allows the user one move before a next set of blocks falls down with no time limit, but as soon as the blocks pile up to the top of the screen it is game over. Zen mode is a worry-free zone that has no time limit, does not keep score, never ends, and can be used to practice playing.
Lastly, survival mode ramps up the action by giving the user only has ten seconds to move as many blocks as possible before the next wave, along with levels that each contain obstacles. Of the three modes, this is the most hectic, Tetris-like environment.
These obstacles include special blocks that function differently, such as magnet which pulls falling blocks towards one area, and shatter, which will shatter other blocks into small pieces. The special blocks also make appearances in the other modes.
The game contains some awesome soothing techno electronica music and the graphics – though a little plain – look great on the iPad Retina display. Unique customization options provide alternate background colors- dark, light or both, plus an option of play for the color blind. The tutorial is great, with simple easy directions and due to the diversity in play, the game never seems to get boring.
Slydris is an immersive deep thinking puzzle game that will protest any form of boredom in the slightest. Had a rough day? Sit back, relax, and do away with the baoding balls, zen gardens and bubble wrap in favor of some smooth block-sliding action.