Tetra Defense - Attack of the Tentacle! Review
- Unique four-at-a-time Tetris gameplay.
- Earn cash for special towers and upgrades.
- Fun style.
- Hard to feel at ease with the controls.
'Tetra Defense - Attack of the Tentacle' is a strange blend of puzzle, action and strategy that will appeal to some Tetris fans, but the controls will take some time to deal with.
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'Tetra Defense - Attack of the Tentacle' is an interesting collaboration between GeniApps and Mindstorm Studios to produce another 3D Tetris variant with an element of action as you attempt to stop 'Bogey the Tentacle' from invading Earth. This alien will keep throwing blocks at you, but if you can place them in to 'quads' you'll give him a shock, earning money in the process.
Unfortunately this all comes down to how well the controls respond as players are no longer working in a full 3D environment, but rather attempting to play four Tetris games at the same time. It's certainly a unique idea that's fun to explore, but moving the blocks can become a frustrating chore as the controls don't feel right for the job. Sliding left and right will move the block accordingly, also causing it to switch between each board you're playing on, but doing so can cause the game to register a 'down' move, causing the block to fall prematurely or lower than you intended.
Other gameplay elements like spending your cash on towers that can help you out are a fantastic addition, but this doesn't alleviate the feeling that you're walking on egg shells when attempting to shift pieces in to place. Also, if you're going to borrow a character design, try not to borrow from something as famous as Day of the Tentacle, it just looks tacky.
After some practice, Tetra Defense is still a playable Tetris variant, but more time should have been spent on getting those controls to work intuitively making this a hard title to recommend.
DescriptionPut your line making, tower placing, and earth defending skills to the test in your bid to save humanity from Bogey The Tentacle! If you enjoy Tetris-like games, Tower Defense titles, or both, get ready for a unique blend and completely innovative gameplay while battling it out with Bogey!
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Bogey The Tentacle has sworn to take over the world and is invading earth in his Positronic-Piece-Dropping ship! As he attacks with multiple pieces, you have to place them in an isometric 3D grid to form Quads. Each Quad you form returns damage to Bogey (which makes him
angrier!). You must prevent Bogey from overloading the grid by constantly forming Quads, or else Earth is doomed!
As you progress, you earn gold in the game! You can use that to purchase and upgrade Earth's defenses to ward Bogey off and slow down his invasion. But watch out! Bogey is as fiery as his color and will unleash relentless attacks as he gets angrier!
-Fresh 3D Tetris-like game play!
-Innovative Tower Defense game play!
-4 Tower types! FREEZERS, LASERS, PLUGGERS, and NEUTRALIZERS towers keep each game playing differently!
-3 Tower upgrades! Earn GOLD and balance UPGRADES
-12 Openfeint achievements!
-2 game modes with ENDLESS play
-Witty comments from Bogey will give you a laugh as he mocks your attempts!
HOW TO PLAY
-Drag pieces by swiping along the grid wall
-Tap anywhere to rotate pieces
-Swipe down to quick-drop pieces
-Tap towers to purchase and place
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What's New in Version 1.0.2To our fan base -> A BIG Thank You for updating Tetra Defense! Keep the downloads coming, and we'll keep the content coming!
-Updated controls... no more walking on eggshells!!
-Fixed multiple crash bugs