Tetris clone with a Japanese twist
- Beautiful graphics
- Lots of customisble options
- Cool sound effects
- Nothing new in terms of gameplay
Right, OK people who make games based on Tetris or Bejeweled, let's get one thing straight - this is not an original concept and people already have so many of these type of games to choose from on their mobile phone that you're just making things even more complicated. So stop. Now.
Well I guess it's too late to ask Relo Design, who have already developed and released this clone but I'll let them off because it's actually quite good. Hashira is basically Tetris with a Japanese twist. As with the original game, the object is to eliminate as many blocks as possible by joining them up, only this time it's based around matching colours rather than lines.
The graphics are beautifully rendered with some colourfully designed blocks and subtle background photos. You also get lots of options for customising your games, including options to enable or disable sounds, or change the controls.
Hashira is a nicely designed puzzle game that will amuse you for some time. Ultimately though it's just a rehashed Tetris, like so many mobile games these days. I only hope this will be the last of its kind I have to review. Somehow I doubt that.