Tetromino Slide
September 16, 2019 4:59 AM   Subscribe

Tetris crossed with Threes in a browser game that is beautifully frustrating.
posted by frimble (13 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
 
Obligatory "Thanks, I hate it."
posted by RolandOfEld at 5:32 AM on September 16, 2019 [13 favorites]


It's a pretty good game if you feel like you haven't been swearing enough lately.
posted by ardgedee at 6:28 AM on September 16, 2019 [6 favorites]


this is the burning obsessive game of my teens crossed with the burning obsessive game of my thirties

oh no
posted by joyceanmachine at 6:40 AM on September 16, 2019 [4 favorites]


It's a pretty good game if you feel like you haven't been swearing enough lately.

Sub in relationship for game and you've just summed up my last month or two.
posted by RolandOfEld at 6:44 AM on September 16, 2019 [1 favorite]


This just makes me wish that Puzzlejuice would be ported to a browser version. Or Android. I have seriously considered buying a cheap old iPad just so I can play Puzzlejuice.
posted by rednikki at 6:44 AM on September 16, 2019


Maybe I'm doing it wrong, but I can't figure out how to score a single line. I can get a space set to put a piece in, but moving that piece left or right immediately destroys that space and then I end up with an empty column on the left or right that I just can't fill.
posted by Hactar at 7:15 AM on September 16, 2019 [2 favorites]


The trick to that is abusing asymmetries in rotation. Line up a piece vertically, move it as far to the side as you can, and then slide it one away from the side. Now if you rotate that piece, parts of it will be over that empty column on the side. Mostly that means you can only get to the edges with a flat piece, but one of the Z's is an exception - it actually goes back over the edge when you flip it 180.

The other important part of information is that pieces of blocks fall once they're able to. You can use that to position flat blocks over a hole, clear part of the block, and let the remainder fall into the hole.
posted by vibratory manner of working at 7:42 AM on September 16, 2019 [1 favorite]


Worth it for the "Wotate, LAft, DownS, RiDth" control scheme.
posted by Rock Steady at 8:07 AM on September 16, 2019 [16 favorites]


I've never been happier that games are blocked by my work firewall but I will definitely be playing this later , so consider this an early swear
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:47 AM on September 16, 2019


And now to properly bury the lede: The author's other games are found here. There are a lot of them, and a lot of ideas, and some are interesting.
posted by frimble at 1:18 PM on September 16, 2019 [1 favorite]


Rock Steady: "Worth it for the "Wotate, LAft, DownS, RiDth" control scheme."

I came here to say exactly this. It's brilliant, ought to be canonical.
posted by chavenet at 1:23 PM on September 16, 2019 [3 favorites]


I played that game for a while and now I'm paranoid about everything sliding around as I use my computer normally.
posted by NMcCoy at 5:03 PM on September 16, 2019 [4 favorites]


Only took a couple of weeks, but I won!
posted by reventlov at 8:14 AM on September 29, 2019


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