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"TOD" redirects here. "Tod" is also the German word for death.


Lockjaw: The Overdose (abbreviated TOD) is a freeware Tetris clone for GBA by Damian Yerrick.

At first, the gameplay of this clone isn't anything different from other Tetris clones, especially The New Tetris. But after playing for a while, the playfield starts shaking and distorting along with the music, hence the name. It was previously known under the name Tetanus On Drugs until the release of version 4 on July 22.

Gameplay

The rotation system of TOD, starting with milestone 4, can best be described as a Frankensteinian mix of SRS and TGM Rotation. In free space, pieces rotate inside a bounding box like in SRS (see diagram). But if this overlaps the wall or blocks in the well, the game first tries to kick the piece's center one cell to the right, one cell to the left, and finally one cell up.

Unlike TNT, TOD uses square-by-square gravity and collision detection at all times, with less need for tactical rotation. Still, these kicks are useful for building squares:

MMMMMML
MMMMLMLML
MMMMMML
MOMOMMLMLML

L-spin

MMMMMMG
MMLMLMGMGMG
MMMCMMMG
MGMGMLMGMGMG
MMMMMMG
MMMMGMGMG
MMMLMCMLMG
MGMGMLMGMGMG

Rotate left

MJMJMSMSMM
MJMSMSMMM
MJMSMSMMM
MSMSMMMOMO

J-spin

MgMgMgMgMM
MgMgMgMJMM
MgMgMgMJMCMJ
MgMgMMMgMg

Slide

MgMgMgMgMM
MgMgMgMJMM
MgMgMgMCMM
MgMgMJMJMgMg

Rotate left

MMMMMM
MMMMJMJMJ
MMMMMSMJ
MOMOMJMMSMS
MOMOMJMJMJMS

S-spin
(method 1)

MMMMMM
MMSMSMGMGMG
MSMCMMMGMG
MGMGMGMMGMG
MGMGMGMGMGMG
MMMMMM
MMMSMGMGMG
MMMCMSMGMG
MGMGMGMSMGMG
MGMGMGMGMGMG

Rotate right

MMMMMM
MMMMJMJMJ
MMMMMSMJ
MMMJMMSMS
MMMJMJMJMS

S-spin
(method 2)

MMMMMM
MMMMGMGMG
MMCMSMMGMG
MSMSMGMMGMG
MMMGMGMGMG

First rotate
twice

MMMMMM
MMMSMGMGMG
MMMCMSMGMG
MMMGMSMGMG
MMMGMGMGMG

Then rotate
left

TOD uses a so-called "step recover" method to reset lock delay after a floor kick: when a piece steps down, the lock delay recharges only by the amount of time the piece would take to fall through one cell. In this system, it is possible to keep a piece alive with repeated floor kicks, albeit much more difficult than in Tetris DX.

TOD uses recursive gravity with the same "sticky" algorithm used by Tetris Blast. This allows more than 4 lines to be cleared with one piece; for this reason, the game extends the scoring table of The New Tetris, where each line is the sum of the previous two (a Fibonacci sequence):

single 100 points
double 200 points
triple 300 points
t*tr*s 500 points
5 lines 800 points
6 lines 1300 points
7 lines 2100 points
8 lines 3400 points
line containing a silver square 500 points
line containing a gold square 1000 points


See also

  • Tetripz, a fan game by Mute Fantasies that inspired TOD
Damian Yerrick's tetromino games
Carbon Engine: freepuzzlearena (1999–2000) | Lockjaw: The Overdose (2000–2006)
Lockjaw Engine: Lockjaw (2006–2008+)

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