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Game review
The spirit of the '80s
by Rob Hearn 10/6/2013
Product: Marbly
Publisher: WildSnake Software
Format: iPhone, iPad
Genre: Casual, Puzzle
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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Last month, EA released Tetris Blitz, a shrill ultra-modern freemium take on Alex Pajitnov's masterpiece. Tetris Blitz is brash and colourful, and in its wholehearted adoption of IAP-driven game design it embodies what many traditional gamers feel is wrong with the medium today.

Some of these traditional gamers might have tried to imagine what Alex Pajitnov made of Tetris Blitz, assuming no doubt that he was somewhere on the spectrum between appalled and amusedly dismissive.

Well, they'd be wrong. If Marbly is anything to go by, his principle feeling towards Tetris Blitz was admiration. Yes, it's true - the father of modern casual games has gone freemium. ...
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This latest puzzler from veteran Alex Pajitnov looks like it was made in the '80s, but it provides a hefty challenge and it's free
Audio/visual: 3
Gameplay: 6
Value: 8
Innovation: 8
Overall: 6
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