Shiftyx is a falling block puzzle game, in the same genre as games like Tetris, Meteos and Bejeweled, where your goal is to align 3 or more of the same color blocks by shifting the game board in a variety of ways. Shiftyx supports multiple board dimensions for a variety of difficulty levels, and boasts online leaderboards so you can compete for high scores with your friends, and other Shiftyx players from around the world.
Make sure to take a minute to set up your OpenFeint account when you first run the game to ensure your scores are added to the leaderboards! You may also access your OpenFeint account from the Dashboard button on the main menu and on the in-game pause screen.
HOW TO PLAY
Shiftyx is a falling block puzzle game where your goal is to align 3 or more of the same color blocks. As long as the blocks are all connected, the orientation of the blocks does not matter. Once matched, the blocks will clear and blocks in the same column will move to fill any spaces.
You cannot match blocks across the center gray line.
Every 25 blocks cleared represents a new level, which will increase both the speed and frequency at which blocks drop
You can shift the whole pile of blocks left or right by touching the screen and moving your finger in the direction you want the pile to move.
By using a single finger to flick up or down on the screen, you can shift the colors up or down within the columns. The top color will move to the bottom of the column and the bottom color will move to the top of the column in a up or down shift, respectfully
By using two fingers to flick up or down on the screen, you can shift all columns up or down. A column will only be shifted up or down if the move will not create a gap between the center line and the blocks
TIPS FOR A HIGHER SCORE
The higher the level, the more clearing blocks is worth. Start on the highest level at which you feel comfortable
The more blocks you clear in a single move, the more points you will get. eg. Clearing 6 blocks in one move is worth more than 3 blocks in 2 moves each. Plan ahead
Creating combos, where a clear results in blocks falling into another clear are worth more points. Keep an eye out for combo possibilities