Tetris

Review by Matthew

1989

This 1984 puzzle game was originally made in Russia by a man named Alexey Pajitnov. It quickly gained a cult following and was soon released on just about every gaming system available in the mid to late 1980's. Tetris is a game in which you take different shapes and move them around as they fall from the top of the screen. Your goal is to make a solid line out of the shapes and after you get ten lines you move to the next level. The higher the level, the faster the shapes come down. There is also a game B where you start with the number 25 and every time you get a line, it counts down. When you reach zero, you've won the game. There is also a skill level for the game 0-9 and you can also select an amount of shapes that are already down. Both games A and B are highly addictive, and it should also be noted that this was a game that was given to you when you bought a Game Boy back in the day.


Game Play ________________________________________________________________________

This is one of the simplest games to master, and most people should have no issues controlling the shapes as they fall. The directional pad moves the shapes left to right as A and B move the shapes in all directions to get it to the right place.

Graphics ________________________________________________________________________

Okay, this is a hard one because really all they are is shapes. So for what it is, the graphics are good. Each shape does have its own color and design so that's pretty sweet I guess. On the Game Boy report card I would have to say that it would get a NA and that's because how can you really grade shapes?

Sound _______________________________________________________________________

The sounds are great, and a nice bleep is heard as you turn the shapes around and make the lines. You can choose from three songs. All are very upbeat and are easy on the ears when you're playing this puzzle game.

Overview ________________________________________________________________________

This is a classic game that all ages seem to have fun playing. I mean my own mother loves playing this game, and she doesn't like video games. If you're looking for a game for your Game Boy or Game Boy color and want to play a blast from the past that is perfect for long trips, Tetris should be the one you pick up. Tetris ranks up there in video game history with Super Mario Bros., Pac-Man and Donkey Kong.

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