Quinn
Quinn
3.5.7

4.4

Quinn free download for Mac

Quinn3.5.7

26 October 2009

Tetris with network support.

Overview

Quinn is an arcade-style tetromino puzzle game written and designed specifically for Mac OS X. It features a clean, elegant user interface, beautiful graphics, and smooth, subtle animations for fluid gameplay. Instead of reinventing the game with yet another variation of the rules, the goal of Quinn is to combine the simplicity of the original idea with the genuine Mac experience for perfect user enjoyment.

What's new in Quinn

Version 3.5.7:
  • fixed a crash under Snow Leopard after creating an online highscore account

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107 Reviews of Quinn

5
Yoshinatsu
02 August 2009
Version: 3.5.6

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One of the best versions of Tetris ever made! Good looking, very customizable, LAN multiplayer, and all that... FOR FREE!! Great job Simon, keep it up!
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0.5
sartori92
22 November 2011
Version: 3.5.7
WHY??? Forbidden You don't have permission to access /downloads/Quinn-3.5.7.dmg on this server. Apache/2.0.53 (Linux/SUSE) Server at www.simonhaertel.de Port 80
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4.5
Poikkeus
03 January 2011
Version: 3.5.7
Tetris clones are a dime a dozen; if it's for free, the price is even less. But I've enjoyed Quinn for years, a distinctly Mac-like game interface improving a rock-solid game.
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Cherrykerry
13 October 2010
Version: 3.5.7
Fun, up to a point. I've been playing this game for a month and it's no replacement for some of the older, obsolete, or other online versions I've played on other systems, but this one has the best graphics and (sort of) response. Randomness is a major issue, as seen in other comments and links to other forums below. There is a difference between true randomness and the illusion of randomness. Also, the randomness changes to a more "difficult" randomness as the game progresses into harder levels. I've yet to be able to pass level 7 because suddenly I'll have 5, 6, or 7 of the same S and Z pieces thrown at me, and I'm definitely not THAT good to figure out how to get them all pieced together. Also, once I reach level 6 (I fully understand, btw, low levels for someone playing Tetris as long as I have), the pieces just fall and I can't move them fast enough and eventually the game just ends. I can "dodge" a locked tetromino for a while on lower levels, but not so on these higher levels. I'm not sure, but I think every Tetris I've played has a different "persona" and around levels 6 and 7, this game just becomes a nuisance and annoying. No matter how often I play, I cannot get past these levels without being handed the same tetromino over and over and over. It's very frustrating. This game is otherwise almost perfect. So close.
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5
Memnarch113
14 January 2010
Version: 3.5.7
If you are looking for a good time waster look no further. With a beautiful interface, classic gameplay and an interesting online mode, Quinn is hard to beat. I haven't had the pleasure of playing online yet, but it looks like a lot of fun. For a free game, Quinn has all the basics down and more!
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Capitaine-Haddock
05 September 2009
Version: 3.5.6
Just excellent !
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4
rockyjacobson
03 August 2009
Version: 3.5.6
Wow, the network support is killer. A great little addition to the classic game. Appreciate the time that was put into it!
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5
Yoshinatsu
02 August 2009
Version: 3.5.6
One of the best versions of Tetris ever made! Good looking, very customizable, LAN multiplayer, and all that... FOR FREE!! Great job Simon, keep it up!
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5
Pehpsi-3
16 December 2008
Version: 3.5.4
Wicked. No probs at all, very addictive, looks great. Cheers.
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ochyming
06 January 2008
Version: 3.5.2
Would be Great for iPod Touch!
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Galileo14
26 November 2007
Version: 3.5.1
It would be cool if I could start the game at a higher level
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3
Intellect-Inside
11 November 2007
Version: 3.5.1
It could be better... Quinn does not do well at randomizing pieces. It will kick out six or seven identical pieces in a row, quite frequently too. It will also hold back on delivering exactly the piece you need to get yourself out of a jam. It's as if it's been programmed to analyse what you're trying to do, and deliberately throw you a monkey wrench. I'd like to see it throw deliver pieces randomly. Maybe the developer tried to make it random, but it isn't: it defies the odds far too often. A minor complaint: I would like to be able to assign PAUSE to a single key of my choice. Command-B is too complicated, especially on high (read: fast) levels.
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Margaret-Kordell
22 September 2007
Version: 3.5.1
Love the game. It is my hot pick. Excellent
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Bcpatton17
14 August 2007
Version: 3.5.1
This game is so addicting. It is so hard to find a good tetris game today, and this is a good tetris game.
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Pwatch
05 August 2007
Version: 3.5.1
Love it - only thing I would like to see is a Pause feature.
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Galileo14
05 August 2007
Version: 3.5.1
Can you add multiple levels to the game, so I can automatically start at a higher speed. I also have a high resolution screen, could you make things larger too.
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Nannassy
23 July 2007
Version: 3.5
How about including cascading and melding pieces ala The Next Tetris (the ultimate iteration of Tetris)?
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Echro
22 July 2007
Version: 3.5
When I think you can make it better you do! Great job man!
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Super-a
21 July 2007
Version: 3.5
w00t!!!1!1!!111!!! Finally intel support! Thank youorz!!!!1!11!!!1
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5
Whyatt-Thrash
21 July 2007
Version: 3.5
The awesomeness. Tetris just got better-looking and a whole lot more fun.
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Rampancy
21 July 2007
Version: 3.5
The best just got better - to me, this is the ultimate version of just what might be the ultimate game.
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Joe2100
13 February 2007
Version: 3.4.5
The best tetris sort of game out! on any platform.. I just upgraded to a MacBook though so PLZ update to Universal Binary. Thx!!
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Mikelevich
09 January 2007
Version: 3.4.5
One small fault: (hard to put into words) when a piece slides down past a group of other pieces and needs to slip across to fill the gap - you need to continually tap the key to get it to move across - simply holding down the key as it slides past and reaches the gap means it just continues to fall and doesn't slide across. This makes some occasionally tricky moves impossible - and it's counter-intuitive. Wish list: 1. that you could save a game. Occasionally one gets really spectacular groups of pieces - would be great to be able to save the game. 2. that the ultimate challenge of getting zero lines was rewarded by..... extra score perhaps - just a bit more of a celebration. 3. that the instant sideways movement that happens when you hold down the key was just fractionally slower/more controllable - sometimes is too hard to control when in tight spots, requiring that you zoom right to the edge and have to come back again. 4. that you ignore all pressures to 'improve' the game with extra bits, pretty graphics, 'hold' boxes at the top etc etc - it's just fantastic. thanks Michael
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5
Mikelevich
09 January 2007
Version: 3.4.5
Maybe it hasn't really got that many features, but how can this wonderful Tetris clone not get 5 stars all round? Tetris has become a classic for a reason - and the creater of Quinn has resisted all temptations to turn it into something else. The ONLY incarnation since Tetris Max that's worth being the only game on my computer. Congrats.
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Stecchino
05 January 2007
Version: 3.4.5
^^^ What they said. Perfectly worded. People are too quick to complain on the internet in general and especially about Mac FREEware. This game and the developer rocks.
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5
Celebritarian
15 December 2006
Version: 3.4.5
My girlfriend loves it. Integrated and from scratch network gaming is amazing. Wonderful sounds, colors and graphical effects (honestly!). They're subtle but important, like the bumpings when you hit the ground, or the effects when you're doing a line (no pun intended)... If this isn't T*tris at its VERY BEST, then what is? I love the fact that Quinn is made for Mac OS X - we're not exactly spoiled with great games, but Quinn is worth 5 games for PC. Small but addictive :-) Thank you!
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Chrischram
14 December 2006
Version: 3.4.5
It says version 3.4.5 at the top of the page, but it's still downloading version 3.4.3.
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ultratiem
12 December 2006
Version: 3.4.4
I appreciate the program, but the author has had how long to come up with a Universal version? Even reading some of the bug reports/problems makes me wonder how well this guy can actually program. It looks like the latest one doesn't even open.
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Mrhooks
20 November 2006
Version: 3.4.3
Last couple of versions have had an annoying tendency to give 4-8 of the exact same piece in a row, far more often than any other version of Tetris I've played, even at low levels. And they're usually squares or S-shapes.
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Swordfish
18 October 2006
Version: 3.4.2
How hard is it really to make a Universal Binary? Just click a checkbox in Xcode!
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Drad
15 October 2006
Version: 3.4.1
doesn't respond at all to arrow keys or any keys on imac g5
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Hshin
09 September 2006
Version: 3.4
People actually drop 2000 bucks to play Tetris on their computers. 4 1/2 stars too. Awesome. Beautiful world.
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Jetfiredx
02 September 2006
Version: 3.3.5
Awww... have to agree... I really like this game but now that I am Intel I tend to avoid PPC only apps. I was really hoping to see a universal binary this time around. Thanks for continuing to work on it at all though!
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4.25
weaselnerd
26 August 2006
Version: 3.3.4
The best 'falling blocks game' on the mac is back... yes!
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Attentionwandered
17 July 2006
Version: 3.3.3
is there even a version of tetris made by the tetris company for Mac OS X?
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Geschaeftsmac
12 July 2006
Version: 3.3.3
I really do loathe The Tetris Company. They are like something that sticks under your shoes and stinks horribly. Why would they threaten to sue developers that doesn't even make a dime on the Tetris idea. I hope that those scumbags of the law firm cannot get to sleep at night one day. But wait, that will never happen because everyone always says "if we wouldn't have done it, someone else would have" to sanctify their actions. That's exactly the reason why horrible things like war are possible at all, because people neglect their own responsibilies like preserving freedom. To Alexey Pazhitnov (original developer and now co-owner of The Tetris Company): only because you didn't have any sense for business back in 1985, you shouldn't unload your all too obvious frustration and greed on the backs of free software developers. What's next? Sue the makers of Ubuntu Linux because there is a free Tetris version bundled with every free installation? Damn! Did I just give you a hint to maximize your unpopularity?
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5
153957photography
10 July 2006
Version: 3.3.3
Im really beginning to hate the Tetris Company... or rather, I just hate them.. Quinn Rocks!!
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Wcitymike
09 July 2006
Version: 3.3.3
The app is temporarily available due to a lawsuit from The Tetris Company. If anyone knows a good lawyer who'd be willing to take the case for the hell of it, e-mail the developer at chris.wells@gmail.com.
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Smnmx
16 June 2006
Version: 3.3.1
I agree that while this is a fun Tetris app, it reeeeally needs an option to increase the time between one piece landing and the next dropping. That and a safe area above the game that the next piece appears in so that you can move it before it drops, selecting where it appears. As it is, if you have any pieces near the middle and top, you're instantly screwed.
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4
Attentionwandered
16 April 2006
Version: 3.2.2
Quinn is a good but still very basic tetris application. runs smoothly and well, plays very well, looks good. some features: a hold box, (press a key it goes to the box then swaps out) longer time on the ground (immediatly as it hist the next piece comes down, get sme so angry especially near the top) maybe more next pieces turn off all of those quirky animations and stuff(like when you drop a piece it bounces) i noticed alternate graphics sets, maybe building those into preferences also, i noticed one glitch. sometimes (especially when playing multiple games in the same session) the pieces dont comne down, they just stay at the top. thats it though, this application seems unfinished, it could use alot more features but it is strongly built as it is. thanks for making it free
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4
Nicolasd
22 March 2006
Version: 3.1.2
game ranger support of some kind would be great!
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4.5
Name
11 March 2006
Version: 3.1.2
I am very astonished about the this professional Tetris application. It has improved a lot since I saw it. It has every feature needed for everyone. This application is even for me as a Non-Tetris-Fan an enormous product. But the thing that annoys me a lot is, that you cannot publish the highscore. And this is due to the fact that scores are saved into a property list file, where you could simply edit the values. I am defenitely sure, that this product, would be included in Apple's repertoire, if it only had an Online High Score system, so that there is more competition feeling. Thank you very much for Quinn.
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4.5
Shrizza
03 March 2006
Version: 3.1.2
Great little Tetris clone; blends right in with the style of OS X and should be bundled. There should be a tracker or some established IRC channel for organized games.
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Hurz
21 February 2006
Version: 3.1.1
Really really nice app. THANX A BUNCH :-))
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5
Aname
21 February 2006
Version: 3.1.1
Wooow... Amazing.
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Mischivo
20 February 2006
Version: 3.1
Why isn't the default keyboard layout using the arrow keys to move the pieces?
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5
Echro
05 January 2006
Version: 3.0.7
I've using this application for a long time, is the only game that is always in my hard drive, I can't believe is free. anyway... what are you doing reading this? download it right now and enjoy!!!
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5
Name
05 January 2006
Version: 3.0.2
Thank you so much Simon. This is the best Tetris application I found until now. I am a developer as well, and I think this should be implemented in Apple's applications, it is simply wonderful, it is great. I mean you won't have always the time to play chess or may not always have the concentration too. I mean it has more features than Apple's own (borrowed) Chess game. - Great Apple-like design - Great Apple-like elegance & economy - Great Game implementation - Great Features However it would be even better, if the developer could make customization of pieces and backgrounds even easier and long staying without a folder. Thus for me it is indispensable. Thank you very much again.
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5
Bombadil
29 December 2005
Version: 3.0.2
One of my favourite freewares, thanks!! :-)
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Anonymous
16 November 2005
Version: 3.0.2
Thank you so much Simon! ps. I'm new at this, so how do I find others to play on the network? Thanks again.
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4.75
Anonymous
06 November 2005
Version: 3.0.2
amazing
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Anonymous
30 October 2005
Version: 3.0.1
Fixed the bug. Version 3.0.2 is online, which should work now. Really. *sigh*
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Anonymous
30 October 2005
Version: 3.0.1
Also still the same here with 3.0.1, are you sure the Application isn't decompiled in Debug mode?
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Anonymous
30 October 2005
Version: 3.0.1
Crashes everytime I try to run it. Also running 10.4.2.
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Sebriel /X\
30 October 2005
Version: 3.0.1
just two words, i ahve tried multris, and i think it´s the best online game for tetris..... 5 multiplayer mode..... and different modes...
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Anonymous
30 October 2005
Version: 3.0.1
Quinn 3.0.1 still won't launch on my system (10.4.2). I get a system message upon launching Quinn that says that Quinn has unexpectidly quit. I've tryed deleting prefs, restarting, reinstalling Quinn, etc. Not sure what else I can do.
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Anonymous
30 October 2005
Version: 3.0.1
I have a G5 dual 2.5 Ghz, running OSX Tiger 10.4.2. When I try to open it, it won't start and i get the crash reporter dialog everytime.
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5
Anonymous
30 October 2005
Version: 3.0.1
My jaws are on the floor. I've been spending my time with the previous version for weeks, and this one is amaaaaazingly cooler. I was really only waiting for networking, but the look is way cool. Thanks a lot -- you're a pro!
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5
Anonymous
30 October 2005
Version: 3.0.1
No problems here - powerbook w. 10.4.2. Runs and looks great. Better than ever.
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Anonymous
30 October 2005
Version: 3.0
New version 3.0.1 is online. Should work now. Sorry guys ...
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Anonymous
30 October 2005
Version: 3.0
Won't launch in Mac OS X 10.4.2.
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Anonymous
30 October 2005
Version: 3.0
version 3.0 doesn't start. =[
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Anonymous
30 October 2005
Version: 3.0
Doesn't launch for me either, even after deleting preferences. I'm running OS 10.4.2 on a PowerBook G4/167.
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Anonymous
30 October 2005
Version: 3.0
bounces one time in the dock then quits... iBook 1.2 Ghz OS 10.4.2
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3.25
Anonymous
07 September 2005
Version: 2.3
Still the best tetris game for mac, but the network was the best part of quinn and it doesn't work in tiger. GET WITH THE PROGRAM!!
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4.75
Anonymous
21 August 2005
Version: 2.3
According to an email from the developer of Quinn: "the network functionality currently doesn't work in Tiger. There have been some changes in the network interface in Tiger, but since I only have Panther, there's nothing I can do about it. So the network feature in Quinn will remain broke until I get Tiger (which can still take some time)."
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Anonymous
21 August 2005
Version: 2.3
Was looking forward to some network play on my lan but I get the error "could not start the server because a strange error has occurred (7/2)." Both of us are running Tiger 10.4.2
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4.5
newks
14 August 2005
Version: 2.3
This game rules. It's evolution just makes me more of a fan. Network problems though. My buddy runs Tiger, I'm on 10.3. We're both behind D-Link firewalls. We've both opened application ports on the router and in the Sharing preferences per the Quinn help document. Unfortunately we're still stymied. Any ideas?
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5
Anonymous
01 August 2005
Version: 2.3
Great job and thanks for adding sound! =)
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Anonymous
31 July 2005
Version: 2.3
The Tetris part is awsome. The best for OS X. Network is another story though. I keep getting a strange error message when starting a server. Also the app could use some 'Close' buttons for the network drawer, and from the Highscore list back to game.
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5
Anonymous
31 July 2005
Version: 2.3
easiest review ever: i love this!
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Anonymous
31 July 2005
Version: 2.3
The file downloaded is corrupt - it only 96KB.
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Anonymous
17 July 2005
Version: 2.2
This app should exchange the networksupport for tetrinetsupport or someone should base a tetrinetclient on this one.
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Anonymous
17 July 2005
Version: 2.1.5
There's a bug in the high score list. Scores over 1,000,000 do not display correctly.
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Anonymous
07 July 2005
Version: 2.1.5
i should have been more specific. network play doesn't work under Tiger. I assumer that is because it switched from Rendezvous to Bonjour.
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Anonymous
15 May 2005
Version: 2.1.5
Please add Tiger support!!
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4.5
Anonymous
14 April 2005
Version: 2.1.5
I know it's not nice to be demanding when people do things for free, but it would be sweet to implement and option to have special blocks a la Tetrinet. Just an idea for when the developer gets bored :) Great game!!
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Anonymous
19 March 2005
Version: 2.1.3
Great game, and I don't mean offense to the author, but with such skills could a port of Quadra be done? That game would rock OS X so much.. http://quadra.sourceforge.net Thank you, and sorry for such an odd comment.
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Anonymous
11 March 2005
Version: 2.1.2
Wow. Simply elegant.
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4.25
Anonymous
08 March 2005
Version: 2.1
just love this game... :-D
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5
Anonymous
08 March 2005
Version: 2.1
thanks so much for this awesome game. makes down time at work a whole lot more enjoyable :) very nice updates too!!
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4.75
Anonymous
23 January 2005
Version: 2.0.2
Wonderful game. I've been looking all over for something like this. Simple, yet everything that Tetris was in all its glory. Runs wonderfully, no problems that I've found at all. I have yet to try the multiplayer, but I'm excited to do so. If the game is this great, the multiplayer has to be even better. Thanks to the great developer for this awesome game. One thing though, to continue echoing what everyone else is saying...sounds in a future version (with ability to turn them off) would be great. It won't feel totally like Tetris until I get some cheesy Game Boy music.
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Anonymous
03 November 2004
Version: 2.0.2
Great addicting little game! Could Tetris be beter than it was on my old gameboy? Apparently, yes. The graphics are very nice and alive, the multiple player highscore list is nice (as well as quick key settings changing), and the multiplayer is great. Very addicting! It would be nice to have the option of sounds, a thud when pieces land, a jingle when four lines are removed and so on. Och preferably user changable, of course. You will love this. And it's free and small. What are you waiting for?
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Anonymous
25 October 2004
Version: 2.0.2
Hi all Anyone want to play multiplayer Quinn add me to iChat 'senornos' I host games often! Play you later ;)
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Anonymous
27 August 2004
Version: 2.0.2
Great interface, very simple, and the keyboard settings window is amazingly well-built. It seems the developer of the game has a background in interface design, because it's all very well done. The network features are a cool feature, but the average user who doesn't need that is *not* going to see it, nor be affected by it. Lastly, the game is fun and easy to play.
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4.75
Anonymous
17 August 2004
Version: 2.0
The best clone of the game available for Mac OS X. Very true to the original. Could use music.
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5
Anonymous
17 June 2004
Version: 2.0
I'm too addicted to this game. I can't stop playing it!
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4.75
Anonymous
05 June 2004
Version: 2.0
Excellent! The option to have sound would be nice. :-)
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5
Anonymous
04 June 2004
Version: 2.0
PLEASE STOP RELEASING THIS GAME! I can't get any work done!
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4.75
Anonymous
01 June 2004
Version: 2.0b1
Pretty damn good, sounds would be cool but not needed (make sure you can turn them off). I prefer to just have my own music anyway so that's not needed. GameRanger would be cool though.
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Anonymous
29 May 2004
Version: 2.0b1
desperately needs gameranger support
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4.75
Guy801
29 May 2004
Version: 2.0b1
Very good game. Sounds would be good. :O) Music too! Hehe Network support for GameRanger would also rock! Keep up the good work and the updates!
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5
Cubeman83
29 May 2004
Version: 2.0b1
This has been my favorite Tetris game ever since its first release. This version just makes the game even better with the new network multiplayer feature. I recommend this game to everyone. What are you waiting for? DOWNLOAD THIS GAME NOW!!!!!!!!!
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5
Travis Thomas
29 May 2004
Version: 2.0b1
Fun game. True to the original. Wonderful.
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5
Anonymous
14 January 2004
Version: 1.3.1
This is sweet. It's about time someone wrote this. Not only is it true to the original but its free! I agree that it needs sound but thats forgivable. My girlfriend has been waiting for this game to come out on the mac. She isn't very good playing it on the keyboard though.... adding joystick capabilities would be awesome!
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4.75
Keith W. Shaw
04 January 2004
Version: 1.3.1
the best tetris clone for mac os x, period. it's conformance to the aqua guidelines is simply beautiful! a wonderful game, apple should include this with every mac. only two things could make this any better: 1) usb hid support. i want to be able to use my gamepad ala classic nintendo style. (b.t.w. i know i could get around this with things like gamepad compainion, but hid support is much smoother.) 2) rendezvous network play. based on disney's n64 tetris 2 player mode rules. of course this would kill all office productivity and businesses would start buying windows again. my favorite new way to procrastinate!
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4.75
Anonymous
27 November 2003
Version: 1.3.1
Nice work! Might benefit from a very simple sound set (say, little clicks each time a piece is moved and a little "pop" when the piece is dropped). Also, I like the configurable pieces and background.
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emdubyadee
26 November 2003
Version: 1.3.1
" Version 1.3.1 fixes a mean bug which made Quinn crash on start after upgrading from an earlier version if the arrow keys (or other strange keys) were used to control the game." Still a problem on my iBook, 10.2.8. I did upgrade from an old version using arrow keys. What's the workaround?
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Anonymous
18 November 2003
Version: 1.3
I really enjoy playing Quinn. I hope the problem gets fixed.
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Anonymous
17 November 2003
Version: 1.3
Crashes on launch with Jaguar too...
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Anonymous
17 November 2003
Version: 1.2
Hi, it won't launch on Panther... apps starts and quits... pretty strange, any idea ?
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