Midtris for your mobile phone
Sunday, 26 February 2006
Midtris is a clone of the well known game of Tetris® for your mobile phone. It's available now for most modern devices for free .
The name Midtris is a contraction of the words MIDlet, which is the technical name for a piece of software such as this and Tetris®.
They are quite simple. Blocks in seven different shapes fall down at an ever increasing pace. Complete rows by moving and rotating the blocks as they drop. Completed rows will disappear. Eventually, the game will end when there's no more room at the top of the stack to place a new block.
You can use both the directional pad (if available) or the buttons 2, 4, 6 and 8 to steer the falling block. Use the 0 key to rotate the block counter clockwise. Use the 2 (or Up) or # key to rotate clockwise. Use 4 (or Left) and 6 (or Right) to move the block left and right. 8 (or Down) drops the block. Press * to quit.
Removing a row earns you points. Removing multiple rows earns extra points, as does dropping blocks (higher is better). Higher levels score more points (that's why it may pay to start at a higher level). A new level starts for every 10 rows removed. When you start a new game, you're requested to enter your name. If your score is in the top 5, your name and score (and achieved level) will be stored.
Start Level: A value from 0 to 20. Higher levels drop blocks at higher speeds but score more points. Sound Level: A value between 0 and 5. 5 is loudest, 0 is no sound at all. Reset Scores resets the high score list.
Options while playing
Press the * key while playing to quit the game and return to the main menu.
Lots of information about Tetris® can be found on Wikipedia .
There two ways to do it: Over the Air or by connecting your phone to a computer. When choosing the first method, you have to make sure that your phone is set up correctly for mobile internet. Your WAP/GPRS settings need to be correct (consult your service provider). If they are, you can surf to http://mobile.vangilz.com and select the game from the menu. Your operator will charge you a fee for the amount of bytes transferred. After you've chosen the link, you'll know how many bytes are about to come your way before they actually come. When using the computer connection method, please go to the download section of this site, and download the appropriate JAR file. Consult your phone manufacturer's instructions on how to transfer the file.
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Last Updated ( Monday, 27 February 2006 )