Tetris style arcade game
Author: Ollie Green
Date: 23 Jan 2015, tested on Samsung GT-I9500 Galaxy S4
Neat graphics, lots of levels, exciting game play, convenient controls
Colocatris for Android is a mobile Tetris style arcade game. It has removed some of the mechanics of Tetris and replaced them with new game elements that make the game more accessible for the current mobile audience.
Unlike the age old classic, in this game there are no time constraints. Blocks will not fall down from the top of the screen, and instead you will be given a tray of different blocks that you can add to the board as you please. You must always use the blocks in the order that they are provided to you though, and the blocks are the same shapes as the ones found in Tetris.
In this game you must try to create a full line of blocks to remove it from the board, and doing so will reward you with points. To complete each level, you will need to remove a certain number of blocks within a set amount of moves. Players will be able to unlock power-ups as they play, and these can be used to have a wide variety of effects on the game.
Some power-ups can be used to place extra blocks in spots that would otherwise be impossible to fill, whilst others can rotate blocks or replace a block type with a different shape. The challenge in this game lies in thinking turns ahead and planning out enough spaces so that you can remove blocks effectively. Unlike Tetris, you cannot rotate blocks without the use of power-ups so things can become quite tricky. There are tons of levels to play through, and the graphics and sounds are very easy on the eyes.
Colocatris is free to play, but there are in-app purchases that can be used to purchase power-ups. You'll also find that there are a fairly large amount of advertisements in the game.