a.k.a. テトリス

published by Nintendo in 1989-06-14, developed by BPS, running on Game Boy
type: puzzle
genre: Falling blocks
series: Tetris
perspective: side view
player options: single player, cable/nullmodem
languages: eng

Personal review

I couldn't imagine a better pack-in game when the Gameboy was released in my country and I bought it as a kid. Tetris' concept is addicting and was wonderfully ported to the Gameboy. An evergreen for everyone. One of the few videogames that is liked by all types of gamers and generations.

# 2012-10-28 04:42:14

Official descriptions (2)

The Soviet Game Sensation!

Beams, boxes, zig-zags and L-shaped blocks drop down a narrow passage.

Feel your pulse quicken as you spin, shift and align the shapes for a perfect fit. It's challenging and demands split second decision!

Start at new heights for a tougher contest. Pick the music and set your pace from 20 progressive skill levels!
# 2013-06-13 06:24:02 - official description
Create solid, horizontal lines by deftly maneuvering the falling Tetriminos into place. Clear as many lines as possible before the screen is overrun with Tetriminos! Work your way up from the easiest setting, or crank up the speed to increase the challenge. Either way, you're in store for hours of entertainment--all over again!
# 2012-07-15 05:45:32 - official description


Alexy Pazhitnov's puzzle game was a huge success on the Game Boy. This is the port that made Tetris a household name. Fit the falling tetrads into empty spaces and fill a whole line to make it disappear. See how long you can last before your blocks reach the top of the screen and crush your hopes at a higher score. The music is extremely catchy and will have you tapping your foot as you pray for that next I-block...
Jacqismo - # 2006

Technical specs

display: raster

Editor note

Version variations: some copies of the Japanese version of the game have a different music for "Type A", which is not the famous Korobeiniki. This version is sometimes referred as "1.0" and the Type-A music as "Minuet".
# 2015-03-18 09:02:44

External reviews (4) - average: 90.3% - median: 95%

review sourcecountryissuedatescore   
C&VG (Computer & Video Games) 85+uk961989-1195/10095%
Power Playde251990-0496/10096%
Tilt 39-113fr811990-0919/2095%

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