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Unify Review

By , on September 19, 2009


Unify
  • Publisher: Zach Gage
  • Genre: Action
  • Released: 18 Sep, 2009
  • Size: 54.4 MB
  • Price: $1.99
Download on the AppStore
3 out of 5

PROS

  • Very unique puzzle game concept.
  • Players are able to use their iPod during gameplay.
  • Fresh colour changes freshen up the gameplay and keep players interested.

CONS

  • Control sensitivity can hinder gameplay, especially on harder levels.
  • It can be a bit too hectic trying to juggle two different areas at once.

VERDICT

If you ever wanted a ‘jacked up’ version of Tetris, then Unify is your game and is worth the current price.


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Unify is a puzzle game in the style of Tetris but with a twist. Instead of blocks falling vertically from the top of the screen, blocks fall horizontally from both sides of the screen. Yes, in Unify players must juggle two different sets of falling blocks at the same time. Your goal is to survive as long as you can, getting combos and increasing your highscore.

You control the block placement by swiping on screen with your thumbs to move the pieces and tap either side of the screen to rotate that piece. Game blocks will disappear once there are four or more squares together. The controls work but seem to be a little too sensitive, causing you to rotate when you are trying to move and vice versa.

The visuals are simple and the quick colour changes are a nice change that helps to keep gameplay fresh. The sound is quick and bouncy, but players are free to use their iPod during gameplay instead. The game features a few different two modes; Normal and Endless. The game also features the option to submit highscores to leaderboards and track your friend’s scores via OpenFeint.

Unify is an original and inventive game that will appeal to fans of Tetris. The gameplay is good, and can get very hectic at times juggling two different block stacks at once. But the control sensitivity issues really do let the game down, maybe not at first, but once the difficulty and speed increases. However, the game is still a lot of stacking fun and worth a look at if you’re a Tetris fan.

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