Dream of Pixels
A refreshing nap
by Harry Slater 3/12/2012
Product: Dream of Pixels
Publisher: Dawn of Play
Format: iPhone, iPad
Five years ago, the likelihood of finding a game that can be best described as 'backwards inverted Tetris with a watercolour style and dreamy ambience' on a mainstream gaming device would have been minimal at best.
But such are the changes brought about by the smartphone revolution that most people will barely bat an eyelid when reading that description of Dream of Pixels.
And while it may sound a little complicated, the end result is actually an engaging, and at times fraught, little puzzler.
I dream of game genie
Dream of Pixels is all about cutting shapes from a larger whole that's constantly sliding down the screen. These shapes take the form of the famous tetrominoes, and for every row of the larger shape you cut away you're awarded points. Of course, the danger is that your excavations will lead to other blocks becoming stranded.
An interesting and engaging puzzler, Dream of Pixels isn't revolutionary, but it's an enjoyable beast all the same
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