Bear with us one second. A game company called Ivanovich Games sent us a confusing press release about two of their games, Letris 2 and Letris Power where they blended elements of Tetris and Scrabble like Ben & Jerry’s combination of cookies & cream ice cream with chocolate fudge brownies to make their Half Baked ice cream flavor. They have made a great game harder than Tetris and Scrabble. Consumers can play both Letris 2 and Letris Power for free on the ios platform. Conceptually the games’ concepts are simple and we suspect many game developers will say “Hey, why didn’t I think of that? Oh wait, I’ll just clone it.” If you haven’t noticed many game developers clone other game developers original game concepts because they lack creativity.
In Letris The letters fall from the top to the bottom of the screen just like the falling blocks in Tetris. As the letters fall you have to create words to clear space. You tap the bar at the bottom when it turns green and you have created a real word. Those letters blocks disappear giving you more time. The games get challenging very quickly.
Letris 2 offers three game modes: Letris Classic, Acronymus and WordMatrix and three difficulty levels Normal, Hard and Extreme.
Letris Power adds three strategic elements: Fire, Ice and Time and each game proposes a different mission.
Here’s the game developer’s description:
“The gameplay mixes ideas from Tetris and Scrabble to build an original and addictive game where you must build words in order to keep the screen clean and tidy. Additionally each game offers a different mission. As each mission is accomplished, players load more powers at the beginning and therefore able to beat their own record. Version 1.1 adds a new strategic factor: 3 different powers to be saved.
Letris Power game stems from the same simple and addictive gameplay which has turned Letris 2 into one of the most played word games in the AppStore (More than 2 millions of players), adding a new strategic factor: 3 different powers to be saved in order to use them at the most convenient moment and thus be able to clear more levels.
The gameplay mixes ideas from Tetris and Scrabble to build an original and addictive game where you must build words in order to keep the screen clean and tidy as long as possible. Additionally each game proposes a different mission, which in addition to providing variety, you are awarded if the mission is accomplished, being able to load more powers at the beginning and therefore able to beat your own record.
The game is a freemium Universal app with retina graphics and HD+ for iPad retina screen. And let you use iCloud to seamlessly switch between the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch without ever having to restart your game.
The game include 3 different powers to use:
* Ice! Freeze the game so you can make a long word without pressure.
* Fire! You’ll see the first row of letters burn.
* Time! Makes time go slower for 10 seconds.
There are two different modes specially designed for multiplayer which are available onLine by Game Center and on a shared screen for iPad.
* Duel: The letters of the words you manage to type in will be shown to your opponent in real time. The fastest wins!
* Endurance: The two players competing with the same letters individually. The one who lasts longer wins
* US English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese and Catalan
* iPhone, iPod touch or iPad
* Requires iOS 3.1 or later
* Universal Application
* 19 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Letris Power: Word puzzle game 1.1 for iOS is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.