Sandrix is a block-puzzle alternative to the classic Tetris game that features an interesting idea. Instead of a player arranging polyomino block shapes to remove wall-to-wall rows of horizontal blocks, they must place the blocks to remove horizontal lines of pixel-shaped grains of sand.
The game's mechanics mostly match Tetris. The player can still rotate the block shapes and make them drop down the screen faster. Yet, when the blocks make contact with the bottom of the screen, they break apart into sand and form a sand pile. The player must direct the next shape to drop on top of any sand pile with a matching color. The shape colors include blue, green, red and yellow.
Sandrix offers three gameplay modes (Endless, High Score and Clear 40). In Endless mode, the player attempts to complete this task during a speed round. In High Score, they attempt to reach the highest score possible within three minutes. In Clear 40, they attempt to rapidly clear 40x.
How to play:
Check the shape and color of the next block on the in-game display to the right of the playfield. Rotate and shift the block. If desired, speed up its drop. Continue to drop blocks near matching piles of sand to create lines.
Keyboard: Sandtrix works best with a keyboard. To rotate a block, press Up Arrow or W. To move it left or right on the screen, press Left Arrow or A or Right Arrow or D. To drop it faster, press Down Arrow or S. To pause the game, press P.
Mouse: Click buttons. To rotate a block, click the left button. To slide a block into position, press the left button, slide the mouse, and release the button.
Mobile: Tap buttons. To rotate a block, tap the trackpad or touchscreen. To slide a block, press the surface, slide the stylus or finger, and then stop pressing it.
About the Creator:
Sandtrix is created by Markus. They have also created the following games: