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Drop7: A Great Game, And A Great Giveaway!

July 15, 2010

Drop7 isn't the newest, flashiest game in the App Store - in fact, this Tetris-meets-Sudoku game actually premiered way back in April 2009, when the App Store was still in its infancy. Now, over a year later, Drop7 has received plenty of updates (with the most recent being an iOS 4-tested version which hit the App Store last week), but no sequel has yet graced our iDevices. And why is this? Because the app's developer, Area/Code, probably doesn't want to fix something that isn't broken. Even after all this time, Drop7 is still a fantastic app that is by no means outdated. But, before we talk about the app itself, let's talk about something a little more appealing for all you app-snatchers out there. We have four promo codes for Drop7 ready to give away. All you have to do is follow us on Twitter (@AppAdvice), and be lucky enough to have your Twitter account selected. We'll be randomly selecting four of you within a day or two, so make sure you're following us as soon as possible! Now, let's talk about why you should want to win this great app. Drop7, as mentioned, combines the age-old games of Tetris and Sudoku to create something truly unique. It made our Games For Non-Gamers AppList not so long ago, alongside puzzle-classics such as Bejewelled 2 and BustIt. And that's really the kind of game Drop7 is: a brilliant puzzle game, that can be enjoyed by all.

The aim of Drop7 is to remove falling discs in the same way you remove blocks in Tetris. However, the difference lies in the fact that there is a more complex method to removing discs in Drop7: you're given a 7x7 grid, with some discs being colored, and numbered between 1-7. Others are gray and have no numerical equivalent. You remove discs by creating rows where the number of colored discs corresponds to the number of one or more numbered discs. When this happens, they disappear in a flash, leaving their gray counterparts behind.

It takes a while to switch over from the relatively simplistic Tetris mode of playing these fall-down-the-screen games to the more refined Drop7 mode, which involves Sudoku-style methodology and logic. But, once you make the transition, you get hooked and it's impossible to leave the app alone for more than a couple of hours. In short, you can be assured that you're getting a great game when you download Drop7 - and whether you're one of the lucky few who get a promo code or not, you should undoubtedly have this app on your iDevice. Check out Drop7 in the App Store now, it's priced at $2.99, and the same version works for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. But before you buy, be sure to wait a couple of days - you might just win our promo code competition!

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