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Super Collapse 3 - Tetris meets BabelBlox and more Pick of the Week
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If you're a fan of Tetris and BabelBox, you'll probably get a kick out of Super Collapse 3. This unique game twists together elements of both games, along with some classic puzzle-solving bits, and turns them into an enjoyable diversion. There are seven game variations, including my favorite, Sliders, in which colored blocks are sliding horizontally, leading to ever-changing mixtures of blocks. There's also a quest mode, combining all of the game types into one long adventure.

The demo version will allow you one hour of gameplay, which is more than enough time to determine if you like the game or not (I do). After that, you'll need to fork over the $19.95 to keep playing (I did). One possible note of concern for you privacy advocates: the software will phone home occasionally to verify your license. At least they come out and tell you this right in the Read Me:
After purchase, this game may occasionally communicate with GameHouse servers to verify the license is still valid. The license may be invalid if it is shared with third parties or if a refund is issued on the purchase. GameHouse does NOT record any information about your machine configuration, location or how much you are playing the game.
So if such things concern you, this probably isn't the best choice for you. For me, though, it's a near-perfect game. It's easy to play for a few minutes at a time, it's addictive and fun, and it's not a huge system resource hog. If you'd like to know more before you play, look for a full review coming soon in Macworld's Game Room.
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Super Collapse 3 - Tetris meets BabelBlox and more
Authored by: ParadisePete on Jun 12, '06 01:23:00PM
It insists that I "run this game once from an administrator account."

What could it possibly need to do that no other normal apps need to do? No chance. Deleted.

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Super Collapse 3 - Tetris meets BabelBlox and more
Authored by: Lutin on Jun 13, '06 07:13:59AM

Phoning home and running as root isn't something I'm gonna let happen on my machine either.

Curious of the official reason, I wrote to them to ask why it need to run as root. Will follow-up here.



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Super Puzzle Fighter
Authored by: bedouin on Jun 12, '06 02:16:29PM

I'll stick with Super Puzzle Fighter in MAME.



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Super Collapse 3 - Tetris meets BabelBlox and more
Authored by: dan55304 on Jun 13, '06 05:32:31AM
invalid if it is shared with third parties
Okay, how can it tell this if not using some configuration information? I don't buy software from vendors who make products that call home and hope others don't either. Just too many unknowns and too many headaches.

Look what happened to Windows XP? Just try to move that to a new computer. Legal users shouldn't have to experience that kind of pain.

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Super Collapse 3 - Tetris meets BabelBlox and more
Authored by: tknospdr on Jun 13, '06 06:46:42AM

Screw that! Sorry Rob, but the fact that this game acts like ET and 'phones home' should have disqualified it as a "Pick of the Week".

Do not give glory and honors to people that put this kind of crap into their code.



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Super Collapse 3 - Tetris meets BabelBlox and more
Authored by: tknospdr on Jun 13, '06 07:03:26AM

I forgot to ask, what if you block it's attempts to call in, or use it from a computer that isn't connected to the Internet? Will you have a game that no longer functions even though you've paid for it?



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