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Review by  Andrew Klettke
Reviewed on 2004-04-24
“Falldown” has me gritting my teeth in frustration as I try to beat my friend's high score. It gets me through Algebra II class, and is simple enough to be picked up by anybody.

The graphics are as good as they need to be, the fun factor is a 10, and replay value is a 10+. If I had one thing to gripe about, it would be that I own a TI-83+ SE, so this game screams on my calc (not the programmer's fault). It plays way too fast on my SE, but I kind of like it.

Overall: 8.5/10
This game is constantly on my calculator. In conclusion, I would pay for this game, that's just how good it is.

Review by  Brian Gordon
Reviewed on 2004-04-14
“Falldown” would have been a good game even if the ball was a square and the shelves were 8x8 solid sprites. But of course, if you add textured shelves, a fast-moving ball, and a miniscule memory footprint, you have an addicting, memorable, and, most importantly, fun gaming experience that is sure to stay on your calc for ages. The only complaint that I can think of is that the ending messages get old really quickly.

Overall, this game is excellent and simple in its design. Download this game!

Review by  Alex Grant
Reviewed on 2004-03-24
Another great TI classic that has inspired many spin-offs. The game play is simply addictive: You control a ball falling down a series of randomly generated shelves that scroll up the screen. If you hit the top, it's “Game Over,” so you have to quickly guide the ball through the holes in the shelves to avoid your inevitable fate. As you scroll down the level, the shelves get closer together, so eventually there will come a point where your reflexes just aren't fast enough to handle it. There are five speed settings; the fastest is so fast that “Death by Blinking” is not uncommon, and the slowest is slow enough for even the most horrible of reflexes. Nameless high scores are kept for each individual speed setting; beating your friend's record that he set on speed 2 won't mean anything if you toned it down to speed 3. Obviously, there is much potential for friendly competition here. When your game ends, you're given an overall evaluation of your progress that ranges from "You suck" to “Damn good!” To top it all off, the game is so miniscule (1.5K) that you'll never even feel the dent it puts in your storage space.

Fun Level: Through the Roof
Addictiveness: Better Than Caffeine
Replayability: Good, Extremely Good With Friends
Annoyances: None Whatsoever
Final Score: If you own a TI-83+, get this game. Now.

Review by  Rodney Blythe
Reviewed on 2004-02-11
Overall Rating-9/10 Superb
Gameplay-10/10 Outstanding
Graphics-8/10 Great
Speed-10/10 Outstanding
Falldown is a classic TI game that is on most of the calcs I see. Although it is simple, it is very addictive! You simply use the directional keys to guide a falling ball down a series of shelves. Its graphics are pretty good and the speed is if anything too fast. This is a TI classic and should be on all 83's.

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