This review originally appeared on Reviewcenter.com and Sharewarejunkies.com in 1998 during the Golden Age of independent shareware computer games.
Rock Slide is a Tetris clone puzzle game. The program runs pretty good, except for a slight bug that involves the “Rocks.” If you hold down to get a rock to fall all the way down, then the next group of rocks will automatically fall straight down also.
The graphics that are actually not as good as Tetris’, and there is only one sound effect and no music.
The installation program is just plain bad. You can only install the program to the default directory, which is C:\Rock. This will clutter up your root drive, which will eventually degrade your system performance, slightly.*
The program is pretty user friendly, and there are some cool features like a high scores list. Overall, it’s not worth $10, and if you are satisfied with Microsoft’s version of Tetris, or any other Tetris-style puzzle game, then there is no need to download or buy this software, however, if you really like challenging puzzlers, then you will like to play this game…for a little while.
*Newer versions of this game have corrected the installation problems.
Learning Curve: [rating:5/5]