Crave today announced that Tringo has shipped to retailers throughout North America. Tringo combines elements of puzzle games and bingo for an amazingly addictive game that’s quick to play and challenging to master. Developed first by Nathan Keir within Second Life, a virtual world that encourages players to create their own content, the game became a huge hit within weeks of its introduction. The handheld version is optimized for portable play while retaining all the fun and addictiveness of the original.
In Tringo, players start with a blank board on which they must place 35 game pieces that appear one by one during the timed turns. Points are scored by fitting the pieces to form solid blocks and clearing the blocks from the board. You’ve got to move quickly but carefully because missed pieces lose points. Tringo is available for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance handheld system with a MSRP of $14.99.