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Cubes is a re-vamped, extremely addictive version of an old classic arcade game.
  • extremely addictive gameplay
  • customizable block colours, shapes and backgrounds
  • 3D block effects and sounds
  • Internet high score list

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Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later

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SHRIZZA Member IconReview+1
SHRIZZA
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As it was mentioned in a previous review, the controls are somewhat awkward. The pieces slowly hover left and right, resulting in hard drops that occasionally don't go where you intended them to. The color/block settings are pretty neat but it'd also be nice to have some sort of background settings.

In its current state, this game probably would have been quite good about 3 or 4 years ago. But now, if you're on a Mac and if "falling-blocks" games are your thing, you're probably going to stick with something Mac-like and polished like Quinn.

Cubes does have Windows support though, so there's definitely potential here if enough work goes into improving the game itself.

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Version 1.41
Peter da Silva Member IconReview+94
Peter da Silva
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Technically smooth, but the controls are finicky: it's too hard to move exactly one square left or right, and down doesn't seem to move down any faster than the cubes fall.

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Version 1.41
Juki Member IconComment+3
Juki
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After unzipping the file on my desktop, the game won't launch. Anyone else? OS 10.3.9.

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Version 1.40
Grassgames (Developer)
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I've just released version 1.41 which addresses this problem. Hopefully it will work now ok on 10.3.9.

Matthew Green Member IconComment+109
Matthew Green
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set off a virus warning with ClamXav, infected with Oversized.zip

sorry mate no go untill it's clean

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Version 1.40
MacUpdate-Lon
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I can comfirm this, using ClamXav 1.0.4 with latest virus definition updates: Cubes.zip file has Oversized.Zip virus.

MacUpdate-Lon
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Sent email to the developer, just now.

MacUpdate-Lon
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The developer has responded to my email and it would appear that ClamXav is, for whatever reason, falsely reporting the contents of Cubes.zip as being infected.

Syzzygy
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Interestingly, only the OS X download contains the Oversized.zip "infection". I scanned the Windows version of Cubes 1.4 with Clam X and it was clean
(The OS X download won't open on my Mac, anyway).
Here's some info about Oversized.zip:

At 05:02 AM 10/5/2005, TAC Forums wrote:
>Hi,
>
>Can somebody please point me to some info about the viruses that use the logical bombs like oversized.zip ?
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Search google.
No actual viruses use this technique, but fall under the rather vague category of "malicious files."
These aren't real viruses, just a specially created small zip file that will expand to a very large or infinite size, with the intent to fill the hard drive of anyone who tries to unzip the file. The files
by themselves don't cause any harm, but filling a hard drive can cause a Denial of Service until someone deletes the offending file. These aren't new; they appeared shortly after zip files first
appeared. It then didn't take long before someone noticed that you could crash AV scanners by feeding them one of these. Now, all
antivirus scanners detect these and will either alert the user or just not scan them.
ClamAV is configurable, and can either detect or ignore, whichever
the sysadmin prefers.


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Grassgames (Developer)
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No, its a bogus virus report. Used both OSX and Stuffit to archive the (scanned and uninfected) Cubes.app program, and the resulting zip file always gets reported as having the Oversized.zip virus. It doesn't have any viruses, 100%.

You could probably reproduce this problem by unzipping the program, deleting the zip file, scanning the unzipped program (Cubes.app) to ensure its clean, and zipping it again, and (on Intel Macs anyway) it will probably still give the bogus virus warning.

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Downloads 3,928
Version Downloads 1,358
Type Games / Arcade
License Free
Date 08 Sep 2006
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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