Monday, August 15, 2011

Tetris Review

I know I promised a video, but things have happened. I will eventually put a video up, I just have no idea when.

Main Idea
Tetris is a puzzle game and the concept is to get the seven different shapes to form a line at the bottom to score point. The version of Tetris I reviewed is the official Nintendo version, and in my opinion a close second compared to the Atari version.
Mediocre, I understand that it is an 8-bit video game, but the Atari version of the game on the NES was miles ahead as far as eye candy.
Nintendo’s version of Tetris gives you three songs and they’re all annoying as piss. It’s been three days and I still can’t get them out of my head.
Game play
Very solid, one of the best features of the game, line up block, destroy row, it doesn’t get much better than this. Plus you get two different game modes. One is just regular Tetris and the other starts putting blocks in your way and really makes things difficult.
This game will definitely keep you entertained for a few hours and has a high replay value; I just wish they kept the two-player option for Atari’s version.

Final words
If you want to get a Tetris game for NES try and find the MUCH rarer Atari version, but if you can’t wait then Nintendo had a solid game worth $2.50 at your local thrift store or garage sale.


  1. I'm a big fan of tetris. Spent countless hours playing this on gameboy. thanks for the review.

  2. Nice review, dude. It probably was sort of an easy cash in for Nintendo considering the concept was already there so they didn't have to put in a ton of work.

  3. I love Tetris, the Nintendo Wii is the coolest new thing I have now-a-days.

  4. Remember playing Tetris on the original gameboy.. Those were the days!

  5. Ahh I remember playing the original Gameboy version. Those were the days!

  6. Oh boy, nostalgia right there. I love tetris. I even got a copy for my nintendo DS. But its still not the same.

  7. I had a game boy with a tetris cartridge when I was young...
    How I miss it now.

  8. I love Tetris, I just wish they had a really good, free computer version. There are a few flash or downloadable ones, but the physics are just never right! Great review!

  9. I never even knew Atari had a version of Tetris. My earlier years could have been spent addicted as well ;)

  10. I'm pretty fucking badass at tetris, just saying.

  11. Realistically the best game ever made. Simple and fun.

  12. I love tetris songs, I could lisen them all day long.

  13. Love that tetris music. It comes from an old russian song.

  14. I lost so much time to this game. speaking of tetris and russia: