Video Game: Slydris

Slydris is a Falling Blocks Puzzle Game published by Radiangames and available on Desura and the Apple App Store.

Horizontal blocks of various sizes and colors drop from the top of the screen, and your job as the player is to destroy them by completing a horizontal row (Tetris-style). You do this by sliding (slyding?) the blocks left and right. More blocks drop down, so you have to stay on your toes to keep the stack from reaching the top.

There are three game modes:
  • Infinite, a slow-paced and cerebral mode in which you can only slide one block at a time, and each time you do, another row drops down. However, you're given unlimited time to think about each move you make.
  • Survival, in which several rows of blocks drop down every ten seconds, for those players who prefer a more hectic pace.
  • Zen, an easier "Practice Mode" version of Infinite.

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