As addictive as heroin, but without the needle tracks.
May 24, 2000 6:22 PM   Subscribe

As addictive as heroin, but without the needle tracks. If you spent days on end playing tetris, don't even think about playing this game. It's too late for me, I'm already dead.
posted by plinth (12 comments total)
Pretty much the same game is available as a downloadable program: Clickomania.
posted by dhartung at 6:37 PM on May 24, 2000

and sega swirl
but I got a 149! booya!
posted by starduck at 7:13 PM on May 24, 2000

I started playing this game a couple of weeks ago in the bizarre Macintosh variant known as Panty Cat. (Because, after all, what game can't be improved by the liberal addition of cartoon women's undergarments?) Anyway, I'm beginning to suspect that it's mathematically impossible to win this game. Strategy tips, anyone?
posted by jjg at 8:21 PM on May 24, 2000

I used to play this *constantly* in high school on my TI-85. It's called "Insane Game" on the '85. That name came from "Same Game" which is what I think it's originally called. It's just a wonderful concept...

Tips: It *is* possible to 'win' or finish the board. You get your score times 5 (at least in the TI version) if you do. I didn't bother looking to see if there were rules on the page, though (d'oh!), so pardon if this is redundant. A good strategy is to go for every color except one, because then you can end up with a large connected block of that one color (which gives MASSIVE points). It takes some planning ahead... just figure out where the 'blocks' are going to fall...
posted by whatnotever at 11:08 PM on May 24, 2000

284... and metafilter should really have a breathalyzer... this game rox
posted by sugarfish at 12:51 AM on May 25, 2000

Did 260 on my first try, 124 on my seconf; worked my way up to 1376, but the high-scores are in the 4000's... Now, would somebody tell me to go to sleep?
posted by wendell at 3:01 AM on May 25, 2000

I should also mention the Palm variant known as Bubblet, which is odd, since it's the one I play most.
posted by dhartung at 5:20 AM on May 25, 2000

I got a 303, but I decided my boss might not appreciate me playing this during work.
posted by daveadams at 6:39 AM on May 25, 2000

Damn you, plinth, damn you straight to hell for destroying my productivity for the day....
posted by werty at 6:58 AM on May 25, 2000

Werty, I think you should know that, apparently, there is a very long line of people who are waiting to damn me. Please take a number and step to the right.
posted by plinth at 7:03 AM on May 25, 2000

Still waiting for somebody to tell me to stop playing and go to sleep.
posted by wendell at 12:46 PM on May 25, 2000

It's not NEARLY as addictive as heroin.
posted by madglee at 1:39 PM on May 26, 2000

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