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Review by  Samuel Zook
Reviewed on 2008-04-22
Note! This review was written for a previous version of this file!

Graphics: 10/10 - Nearly flawless greyscale that hardly flickers at all. Excellent menu and the peices are drawn nicely as well.

Gameplay: 9/10 - Great gameplay, but every now and then you have to press a control multiple times or hold it down to get a response. I love the choice between 14 and 10 row grid size and like the automatic level-up feature.

Controls: 8/10 - In my opinion some of the controls are odd, like using "graph" to exit?? why not use clear or mode?

Size: 7/10 - It is pretty big for a Tetris game: about 10k (10,000 bytes). Seems kind of big to me. There are ups and downs to this. A bonus is that (since it's a MirageOS program) it can be run directly from the archive memory. Downside is that archive memory runs short on TI-83's and 83+'s really quick.

Overall: 9/10 - All in all it's a great game. The highscore table works (whereas in the previous version it didn't), though there are only three slots to fill and there is no way to clear the highscore table. It'd be nice to see a "teacher key" that not only quits a game in progress but saves the state of that game so you can run it next time you play. I also noticed that on the 83+ when you quit a game back to the home menu it auto starts another game without any key presses. The only way to fix it that I've found was to pull out a battery (which unfortunately clears the RAM; but doesn't affect the program if it's archived). I didn't notice that bug on my 84+SE. But it's still a great game and I would recommend a download.


Review
Review by  anon anon
Reviewed on 2007-12-11
Note! This review was written for a previous version of this file!

Graphics:10/10 Great grayscale graphics

Gameplay:9/10 It's a fairly faithful clone of tetris, but the grid is 14 rows instead of 10

Controls:9/10 2nd as well as enter should be used for the menus. There is no way to quit the game without losing, and once you lose the game is closed.

Size:5/10 10k for tetris?

Overall, I like this game just because it is grayscale. The graphics are excellent and the only reason this game is better than ZTris. The only problems I have with it are the grid size and slightly awkward controls. On a non-silver calculator, the size of the program may be an issue. Overall, considering this is a BETA and according to the readme, some issues will be fixed, I would give this a 9/10 and reccomend a download. Change the grid size, optimize the code, and fix some of the issues (high score table doesn't work yet) and it will be a 10/10 and a must download. Good job!


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