Tetris Zone
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The classic game with four modes of play.   Demo ($9.95)
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Tetris Zone offers four modes of play, from the simple yet addictive 15-level Marathon mode to an instant hard-drop variation and more.

Stunning graphics and sounds specifically optimized for OS X take the Tetris experience to new levels of play.

Get back into the game and re-acquaint yourself with Tetris, one of the best puzzle games ever made!
  • Four game variations will keep you entertained for hours:
    • Marathon - 15 challenging levels of gameplay.
    • Challenge - See how far you can go in 10 minutes!
    • Sprint - Race to clear 40
What's New
Version 1.2.1: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later



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dtt commented on 27 Apr 2007
There was a bug where scores were not being uploaded for some players but that was fixed with the latest version of the game.

The high score from the player in Japan is real. None of the scores are inflated or inaccurate. There really are people that good at the game who know how to optimize their scoring while doing amazingly fast line clears.

As another person commented, you can pause the game with the Escape key or any other key you assign to Pause.
[Version 1.0]


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syharris reviewed on 31 Mar 2007
This is a reasonably well done rendition of Tetris, with deficiencies that make it rather crippled.
As the previous reviewer pointed out, there's no undo function...important when accidentally placing a falling tile in the wrong space.
There's no selection for difficulty level, the tiles fall at just one speed, which is most often too fast for proper placement when the stack of tiles nears the top of the playing area.
And there doesn't seem to be a way to accurately keep record of your score.
The high scores of players around the world, reaching into the upper hundred thousands, just isn't believable; especially when important functions like those mentioned above are not available.
[Version 1.0]

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jonlink replied on 30 May 2007
Undo?! Have you even ever played Tetris before?

The point is that it starts slower and gets faster as it goes and you have to make choices quickly trying to match up the pieces to their best spot. If you have all day to pick a spot and then a way to undo it there is no challenge at all.
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Syzzygy reviewed on 25 Mar 2007
While the sound/graphics are nice, the game features are lacking.
There's no undo function to take back a wrong tile placement, no pause function, no difficulty level to choose from.
While your score and ranking vis-a-vis other players worldwide is maintained on Tetris Zone's website, it doesn't seem to update your stats to reflect your actual standing.
I managed a highscore of 97,000 once but my stats state that my highest score is 32,000.
The all time high score is stated as being just under 875,000 by a player from Japan, with other players managing high scores of in the upper hundred thousands, but somehow I just don't think such scores are really possible.
While skill and fast thinking play a big part in doing well in this game, chance does play a fairly big role in that it depends on the right tile falling at just the right time.
Sometimes, it seems that the pieces fall at too great a speed to allow for accurate placement, but there's no way to slow it down.
I purchased this game and do rather like it, but I feel that it could better by providing it with the features mentioned above.
[Version 1.0]

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Emrys0821 replied on 13 Apr 2007
"There's no undo function to take back a wrong tile placement, no pause function, no difficulty level to choose from."

Look at the Options area. Escape is the default pause. You can change it to what ever key you want.

I agree on the undo function... that would be nice.
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Iskippy replied on 30 May 2007
UNDO? Maybe I'm old-school (I go back to Tetris on the old beige Game Boy), but cursing at yourself for sticking a tetrad (what they were called before they started calling them tetronimoes... see, I AM old-school!) in a lousy place.

Undo... geez, what's with kids these days?
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Iskippy replied on 30 May 2007
Whoops... look what happens when I make edits. What I meant to say was "cursing at yourself for sticking a tetrad (what they were called before they started calling them tetronimoes... see, I AM old-school!) in a lousy place is part of the Tetris experience!"
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jonlink replied on 30 May 2007
iSkippy, you are so right, I haven't ever even heard of any Tetris that allows an undo, that would ruin the game. Not everything in life needs/has an undo, that's part of the challenge.

I still have my old NES, mostly for Tetris... sadly the gameboy died long long ago.
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Downloads:6,062
Version Downloads:3,042
Type:Games : Arcade
License:Demo
Date:28 Aug 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $9.95
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Tetris Zone offers four modes of play, from the simple yet addictive 15-level Marathon mode to an instant hard-drop variation and more.

Stunning graphics and sounds specifically optimized for OS X take the Tetris experience to new levels of play.

Get back into the game and re-acquaint yourself with Tetris, one of the best puzzle games ever made!
  • Four game variations will keep you entertained for hours:
    • Marathon - 15 challenging levels of gameplay.
    • Challenge - See how far you can go in 10 minutes!
    • Sprint - Race to clear 40 lines.
    • Master - Instant drops Ñ think fast!
  • Awesome graphics and sounds heighten the Tetris experience.
  • Automatically upload your score to a world-wide Leader Board Ñ compare your ranking against players from the around the world!
  • An authentic Tetris¨ Game designed and optimized specifically for Windows and OS X.


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