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If you've ever felt like puzzle games are just too easy, have I ever got the game for you. Quantro follows a familiar gaming trope pioneered by Tetris decades ago. Blocks fall from the top of the screen and you line them up into rows to clear them. Easy, right? Quantro makes it interesting by confronting you with two overlapping games simultaneously.

The two games are color-coded, with the red blocks in front and the blue ones behind. At first you get alternating red and blue units to drop into place. Perhaps you'll start thinking at this point that Quantro won't be so difficult. Then the combo blocks of both colors start appearing, and your higher brain functions will be arrested by the insanity. There are 36 unique pieces that can rain down upon you. There are even some special blocks that affect both independent games.

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You can play Quantro in both single and multiplayer modes. The multiplayer works over local Wi-Fi or via the internet. The game will save your progress automatically, so you can bail any time your brain needs a rest -- and it will. Quantro is free to download, but has some ads. An in-app purchase of $2 will remove them, though. It's not often that I find a puzzle game that breaks my brain in such a fundamental way, so you should check it out if only for the experience.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

  • james carroll

    AD BLOCKER!!!!! wooohoooo though this is a really really crazy game

    • Mark Curtis

      Entitlement! whoohoo too cheap for $2! Mow a lawn...

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Fascinating. When I got the tip about the game from the author, I had to ask for a video, because otherwise it looked like a pretty ordinary game of Tetris (well, with some differences, obviously).

    After he sent in the video, it was an instant post.

    My original title read "[New Game] Quantro is a double Tetris mindfuck of epic proportions."

  • Alexandro Raymundo

    Yo dawg, I heard you like Tetris...

  • Morley

    This is a great game, I have been playing it for a few weeks. There are a few bugs here and there, but the developer is pretty actively working on the game.

  • http://twitter.com/LV2355 Laurentiu

    Great game.

  • Knlegend1

    Thats awesome!!!