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Old 17-01-2007, 20:17:37   #1
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Post Free Game of the Week - Sobics

Diverting, original game in the "increasing rows of stuff coming from above" genre. I like the gameplay mechanic.

http://www.wiiarcade.com/play/sobics/
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Old 18-01-2007, 00:29:13   #2
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Old 18-01-2007, 09:42:27   #3
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Can't make it past lvl 15
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Old 19-01-2007, 15:47:41   #4
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original game in the "increasing rows of stuff coming from above" genre.
this was the original pilot game in that genre
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Old 19-01-2007, 19:00:35   #5
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Do you know how terrible this game is for colorblind people. I was on level 11 and kept moving stacks to colors that weren't right and closed it in frustration.

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Old 19-01-2007, 21:26:28   #6
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I tend to stall out around 17-18. At that point there's too many unmovable bricks that inevitably end up at the bottom and I can't do anything more.

Yeah, I can see this sucking if you're colorblind. I have enough trouble distinguishing the colors and I'm not.
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Old 19-01-2007, 21:44:16   #7
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Are there any "get things of the same color together to get rid of them" games that don't suck for colorblind people?

Most games in the puzzle genre are of this type. Original tetris is not, but I am having trouble thinking of any other games in the puzzle genre that don't depend on colors.

If the colors are chosen carefully, I suppose all those games would be just fine for colorblind people, but I wonder what they'd look like to the rest of us.

For me, red looks nothing like green, but I'm with Koy on some of the colors in that one... the gold and the yellow are pretty close (I have the same complaint with bust a move for the SNES - dang it can't they pick something other than gold and yellow?)
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Old 20-01-2007, 03:11:37   #8
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I got to lvl 30 and then quit out of boredom. It stops getting harder long before that.
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Old 20-01-2007, 08:22:57   #9
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Sorry - needless to say I never got that far myself.
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Old 20-01-2007, 10:00:57   #10
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Don't be sorry. It took a couple of hours of playing to become proficient enough to get to that point. Fun game until then.
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Old 20-01-2007, 11:44:41   #11
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I got up to 56 on my first game and quit out of boredom. Using dynamite on the bricks prevents them from moving down.
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Old 08-02-2007, 15:36:11   #12
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Agreed withK Skanky and Krazy. Got to level 70 and quit because my finger was starting to hurt.

Great game idea though! Too bad it wasn't more progressive/difficult at the higher levels. After level 3 it seems to be entirely random - some are harder some are easier depending on the brick/block/dynamite layout you get.
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It took a couple of hours of playing to become proficient enough to get to that point.
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