Tetris (Game Boy)

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Tetris (Game Boy)

Genre: Puzzle - Publisher: Nintendo - Release Year: 1990 - For: Game Boy

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Review of "Tetris (Game Boy)"

published 07/09/2008 | JamieJCO
Member since : 07/08/2008
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Pro Great gameplay, two player mode, huge lifespan, addictive.
Cons Graphics and sound, doesn't play on the DS or DS Lite.
Difficulty & Complexity

"The Original Tetris"

Tetris is one of the all time classic games. It won many people's hearts with it's addictive, genre defining gameplay and it's (at the time) originality. The aim of the game is to line up as many different shaped pieces as possible in order to clear various rows of the grid, and earn as many points in the process. Players are constantly striving for the 999999 points mark in which the game no longer has any more levels to advance to or points to gain, but still continues to play regardless!

In my opinion this game is the most fun of all of the Tetris games, because it isn't overcomplicated and is extremely easy to pick up and play. The graphics and the sounds are hugely outdated, with the graphics still being simple black and white and the sounds nothing but beeps. However, it is still just as playable as any other Gameboy game out there.

Whilst many of the newer Tetris games have suffered from becoming overcomplicated, with more emphasis being put on Timed modes and puzzle modes, this game doesn't suffer from this. It is really, really simple, and what's better it is available extremely cheaply especially on eBay. The game, despite it's age, even features a 2 player mode in which players must try to score as many points as possible.

Overall this is a truly great game, and anyone who calls themselves a fan of the Gameboy or a fan of puzzle games should be ashamed if they do not own a copy.

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  • Dentolux published 23/02/2011
    Simple games tend to be the most popular. Fiendish to master though.
  • watkins11 published 07/09/2008
    I used to love this game!
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Genre: Puzzle - Publisher: Nintendo - Release Year: 1990 - For: Game Boy

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Publisher: Nintendo

Release Year: 1990

Genre: Puzzle

Platform: Game Boy


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