Mini-Guide: Drop Drop!

LQ: 8.8

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Brain grade: 8.6
Fun score: 9.0

Drop Drop!
Game Type: ESRB Rating: Everyone Platform/Console: , , LWK Recommended Age: Any Thinking Skills Used: ,

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Drop Drop! is another game that takes a spin on Tetris. The player is given three pieces of various shapes and various color combinations. The player must then place those pieces on a game board. Any time the player connects two or more blocks of one color (within the larger pieces), all the connected blocks of that color will disappear. The player’s goal is to go as long as possible without filling up the board with unmatched blocks. The larger the number of blocks connected, the more points and coins the player receives. Coins can be used to buy skins. There are also achievements the player can collect coins from once they have completed them.

Drop Drop! has in-game ads and purchases. The ESRB rated it E for Everyone and LW4K stands by this rating.


Drop Drop! helps kids practice and improve the following skills:

Drop Drop!Flexibility

Adapting and adjusting to changing conditions and expectations.

In this game, the player only gets to see three pieces at a time. This means no matter how well they plan, they can only plan three steps ahead (at most). When they get their next three pieces, which could be any of multiple shapes and color combinations, they will have to be ready to revise their plan. If they stick to what they had originally decided to do, their pieces will stack up and the game will be over. The less flexible they are, in other words, the less coins and achievements they will receive.

Planning

Developing and retaining information in our minds while working.

Each round of each game, the player is given three pieces at a time. They are then faced with the problem of how to place those pieces so the fewest number of blocks remain at the end of the round when they get three more pieces. If they aren’t taking the time to imagine and plan out the different ways those pieces can fit together, they will not make the color matches necessary to erase blocks. If they don’t erase blocks, the board will fill up and the game will be over. If the player wants to make as many coins as possible, they need to make a plan every round, before placing any pieces.

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