Geom Cube

Geom Cube

Technos attempts a new Perspective on Tetris, but may have instead found the ultimate blind spot.

Genre:
Puzzle
CDs: 1
(486 Megs)
Players:
1 to 2 Players
ESRB: Kids to Adult
No Descriptors
Publisher:
Technos
Retail Barcode:
0 95303 28406 6
Memory:
None
Developer:
Technos
Sony ID:
SLUS-00024
Accessories:
None
Released:
January 4, 1996
PSRM:
00024

Fit Cubes in Place in 3-D Space!

Enter the next dimension in puzzling excitement! In Geom Cube you flip, flop and drop blocks in your customized three-dimensional playfield. Duel a friend head-to-head or take on the devious computer-controlled challengers and claim the title of Geom Master!

Intense 2 Player Mode
Transport your completed layers to your opponent’s playfield to make their task more difficult!

3 different 1 Player Modes
Fast-moving Finite Mode, intense Infinite Mode or challenge the crafty CPU-controlled fighters!

Review

Okay….

This has got to be the most bizarre copy cat project I’ve ever seen.

Usually when people were tackling each other to make the next great Tetris-clone, they stood back and basically changed a few visual elements. Puyo Puyo by example had you connect 4 of the same color, rather than form a line. Geom Cube on the other hand goes for a literal perspective change; imagine playing Tetris as if you were at the top of the game field, looking down into the field.

So now besides trying to “fill the gap” rather than the single line, you also need to keep a mental list of where pieces are in both space and height. If you accidentally leave a piece blocking an edge, you need to remember it’s there underneath your other pieces as they drop. Once you get several mistakes high, trying to repair the damage proves too confusing.

There’s also not much in the way of variety with the sparse options, so if you can’t get used to the new view, you’re not going to enjoy anything about the game.

Media

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Variants

Jewel Case Variant

Trivia

  • There is an ESRB change between the two versions.
  • Call it artistic humor, but the jewel case version carries a rather odd layout visual. The star in the Technos logo lines up just right with the ‘polygon robot’ in the background, causing the robot to have a very phallic problem on his hands.
  • Geom Cube and Strike Point were the only games released by Technos on PlayStation.
  • Geom is short for Geometric.