Vertrix 2 1.3
Vertrix 2: I almost wrote it off as another Tetris or Columns clone.
I didn't realize that the developer would do so much to set it apart from those classic games.
The gameplay will feel instantly familiar but in a surprising contrast, you can choose different characters with different powerups. It really feels strange picking a fighter for a puzzle game, but it works well in this situation.
The game's mix of high-color graphics and pumping sounds keeps the arcade action high throughout. However, it seems that in order to keep a large amount of flair, the screen is always a little cluttered.
Aside from that, Vertrix 2 is a wonderful puzzle game for anyone. A network option is available for LAN games, and the powerups could be just the change you were looking for.
(directx 7 minimum)