Swing is one of the better Tetris clones released commercially. The falling block routine remains the same, but made much trickier by the addition of the element of weight. Your goal is to match three or more balls of the same color to make them disappear, as they fall down to a number of balances/swings at the bottom. The fact that each ball has a different weight makes things more challenging. |
The gameplay gets even more complicated when 'rogue balls' start to drop. These have special effects that will either help or hinder your efforts. The rogue balls make two-player splitscreen matches a lot of fun, because you can flip them into your opponent's screen too cause all sorts of havoc. On the down side, the game has an annoying bug whereby sometimes your high score is not recorded on the high score table. Also there are inexplicably many pauses during the game, which break the game flow and are nothing but a nuisance.
If you enjoy Tetris, you will definitely like Swing. It is much harder, more varied, and breathes new life in to the familiar formula with many original features. Two thumbs up, way up!
Reviewed by: Underdogs