addicts will love this CD-ROM which features an excellent version
of the original game as well as all-new ways to play.
arcade game Tetris was first created in 1987, and plenty of
versions have been developed since. Though gameplay appears to be
rather simple, the game is surprisingly addicting. The game
revolves around seven shapes consisting of 4 blocks each. These
shapes fall down from the top of the play board, and players must
rotate and strategically place them so that they form complete
rows (with no gaps). When complete lines are formed, they
disappear and points are earned. Too many rows of blocks with gaps
accumulate onscreen, and the height of blocks built this way makes
it all the more difficult to strategically place the new falling
blocks, which fall down with increasing speed as the game
variations of this puzzle game featured in The Next Tetris
require players to think very differently as they play. Instead of
starting with a clear board, garbage pieces are found at the
bottom of the screen. And, although the classic game of Tetris can
be played as long as a player is successful, this version is
played against a timer.
two-player mode is available, and is played with a split screen.
Each player works individually on their own boards, but when one
clears multiple rows at once, the other player's board spins
Tetris fans will be happy to know that the classic game is
included in this CD-ROM, and it is an enjoyable experience.
Buy The Next Tetris (Jewel Case)
at Amazon.com for $9.99 US.
- New ways to play Tetris in
addition to the classic game.
- Multiplayer and marathon
- Exiting the game is a
somewhat cumbersome process.