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Difference: PluginRockblox (r23 vs. r22)

Rockblox

A Rockbox version of the classic falling blocks game known as Tetris. (This plugin was formerly named Tetrox.) Tetris was invented in 1985 by a Russian mathemetician named Alexey Pajitnov.

Gameplay

In Rockblox, the player attempts to keep the grid from filling up for as long as they can. To do so, they must arrange the blocks in such a manner that they form horizontal lines across the width of the grid. The lines disappear when completed, freeing up space and scoring extra points. (It is possible to clear up to four lines at once - and the more removed at once, the better the score.) For every ten lines cleared, the "Level" (or speed) goes up by one - and the blocks fall faster. Also, the player can see the next block before it comes, and plan ahead based on that information.

As seen in the key chart, the player can move the blocks (Tetrominoes) left or right as they fall (one space per button press). They can also rotate the blocks clockwise or counterclockwise, 90 degrees per button press. This of course assumes that there is not a wall or a placed Tetromino constricting such movement. If the player gets the block in place (or needs to drop it to get it in place), they may use the drop or instant-drop functions to speed up things a bit (and score a few extra points). (Note that you cannot move a block after an instant-drop; but if the block simply falls on top of another block, it is still possible to move it left or right for a split second.)

At the moment, the high scores are saved, but not saved. Neither is there a menu of any kind for this plugin. all targets show them. The scores are saved in /.rockbox/rocks/games/rockblox.score if you wish to view them manually.

As of r20967, Rockblox will save the game state when you exit and load it when you return.

Keys

Please add the keys for your player. -- GeoffStokes - 16 Oct 2006

ActionRecordeririver H10iriver H1x0/H3x0iPodGigabeat F/XSansa c200
Rotate Block UP UP/REW ??? MENU UP UP
Zip block to bottom ??? NEXT A-B SELECT SELECT SELECT
Block Down DOWN SCROLL DOWN ??? PLAY DOWN DOWN
Block Left LEFT CANCEL LEFT BACK LEFT LEFT
Block Right RIGHT SELECT RIGHT FORWARD RIGHT RIGHT
Rotate Left ??? PREV NAVI Scroll left VOL UP VOL DOWN
Rotate Right ??? SCROLL UP UP Scroll right VOL DOWN VOL UP
Pause Game ??? HOLD switch HOLD switch ??? HOLD switch HOLD switch
Exit OFF POWER STOP MENU+SELECT POWER Menu

Screenshots

Recorder/Ondio

Recorder screenshot

H1xx/All greyscale iPods/iAUDIO M5

H1xx screenshot

Ipod Photo/H300

Ipod Photo screenshot

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History

This plugin was once called Tetrox but The Tetris Company threatened us with litigation due to "trademark infringements" and thus we renamed it.


CategoryPlugin: Classic falling blocks game (ALERT! documentation) [PlayerDONE, RecorderDONE, OndioDONE, H100DONE, H300DONE, iPod 1G2GDONE, iPod 4GDONE, iPod ColorDONE, iPod MiniDONE, iPod NanoDONE, iPod VideoDONE, iAudio M5DONE, iAudio X5DONE, H10DONE, GigabeatDONE, Sansa e200DONE, Sansa c200DONE]

r25 - 01 Apr 2012 - 23:46:17 - MarkCrase?

Revision r23 - 19 May 2009 - 11:52 - MichaelCarr
Revision r22 - 03 Nov 2008 - 19:42 - JustinHannigan
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