Tetris

released in 1989 by Nintendo published by Nintendo
  • libretro NES version Rating: ❔ UNKNOWN
  • libretro Nintendo Game Boy Color version Rating: ❔ UNKNOWN
  • libretro Sega Genesis / Mega Drive version Rating: ❔ UNKNOWN
  • libretro Sega Master System version Rating: ❔ UNKNOWN
  • mame ZX Spectrum version Rating: ❔ UNKNOWN

This version of Tetris is one of many conversions of the famous block-stacking game, as well as the best-known (but not the only) version on Nintendo's first home console. The goal is to place pieces made up of four tiles in a ten-by-twenty well, organizing them into complete rows, which disappear. As rows are cleared, the pace of the game increases, and the game ends if the stack reaches the top of the well.

The game offers two different modes of play, "Type A" and "Type B". "Type A" is a standard endless mode, where the speed of the game increases every ten lines, with an option for the starting level when beginning the game. "Type B", on the other hand, is a race to clear 25 lines, with options for both drop speed and starting garbage. In both modes, successful play is rewarded with cute animations. There are also three different background songs to choose from.

  • Genre: Action, Puzzle
  • Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, BBC Microcomputer System, Commodore C64/128, Commodore VIC-20, Mac, MSX, NES, Nintendo Game Boy Color, Sega Genesis / Mega Drive, Sega Master System, Sharp X1, WonderSwan, ZX Spectrum

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