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  • Summary: Tidalis is a block-based puzzle game with casual appeal, hardcore depth, and an addictive new "streams" mechanic. The game is brimming over with riffs and variants on that core mechanic with 20 game modes, dozens of special blocks and items, and 115 levels in the adventure mode alone. The basic rules of the game are this: blocks fall down into the board and have a color and an arrow direction. If a stack of blocks exceeds the height of the board, you lose. In order to clear blocks, you must right-click and drag paths through the arrows to set up chain reactions of like-colored blocks. Expand
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  1. 100
    The bottom line is that Tidalis is a flexible, smart, refreshingly unique puzzle design, and it's situated neatly into a large generous package. It's far better than any mere puzzle game should be.
  2. If you are a fan of Tetris or Bejeweled and are looking for something a bit meatier, give this one a try.
  3. Tidalis is a puzzle game for everyone. It has the charm and personality for casual players while keeping the most elite players coming back for more with the challenging trial and puzzle modes
  4. When it clicks, though, you'll find yourself in the middle of a thoughtful and intricate puzzle game, in which you feel more like an electrical engineer than the magic builder or celestial removal man most match-three titles cast you as.
  5. Once you wade into it, Tidalis is a charmingly lo-fi package that positively drowns you in content.
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  1. Oct 6, 2012
    10
    Excellent puzzle game and I generally hate puzzle games. TONS of depth; more game modes than I care to count, a ~10 hour long campaign that challenges you at every turn by gradually increasing the difficulty, acclimating you to new modes and concepts while setting different victory conditions. If you bought this game because you're an AI War fan then you will not be disappointed (With Arcen you never will be) because this game does for puzzle games what AI War does for the RTS genre; it breaks every convention while adding a level of depth never before seen in this style of game. Expand
  2. Aug 4, 2011
    7
    Decent game - but definitely not TETRIS!
    The major problem with this game is probably its pace - you simply end up frantically clicking all
    the squares to make a match just to beat the timer, and in such havoc - strategy loses its meaning.
    However, i spend about 10 hours enjoying the game.
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  3. Jan 15, 2012
    6
    Good, but asking price is a joke. If it wasn't for the large amount of levels in the storymode, and variety of game modes in general, i would say its a free online flash minigame at best. (bought on -85% sale) Expand