Super Tetris (Amiga)

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Critic Score
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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 5.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 5.0
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Critic Reviews

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CU Amiga
Do I really have to explain to you how Tetris works? The game has sold so many copies I reckon people who don't actually own a computer or console bought it anyway so that they didn't feel left out. In fact, the manual claims the game (which involves manipulating small shapes composed of four squares and slotting them together to create horizontal lines for points) is so successful that it has strong links with the collapse of Communism and the Soviet state. Hmmm, I can't quite see it myself.
Amiga Action
Microprose seemed to have listened to the disheartened cries regarding past Tetris releases and come up with a game that is both faithful to the original yet full of new ideas There are plenty of player options, although the head-to-head option should have been split screen and not a link. Still, if you're a Tetris fan, Super Tetris is definitely the best on the Amiga.
Amiga Games
Dank dieses sehr witzigen Zweispielermodus kann ich Super Tetris allen, die öfter mal einen Mitspieler zur Hand haben, (fast) uneingeschränkt empfehlen. Alle anderen, vor allem diejenigen, die schon eine andere Tetris-Version besitzen, sollten es sich lieber erst einmal im Laden ansehen.
Amiga Format
There's a saying in old Russia. Roughly translated, it goes something like: "A man playing Tetris cannot be expected to plough his field, even if it's about to rain". Quite what this means no one's really sure, but the fact is that it remains one of the simplest and yet widely played games since – er, that other simple, widely played game. Now Spectrum Holobyte have fiddled about with it, tarted it up somewhat and MicroProse have released a new version under the grand name of Super Tetris. But the question is, is it super? Well...
Power Play
Nach dem PC-Remix des altbekannten Tetris-Prinzips, dürfen auch Amiga-Besitzer wieder bunte Klötzchen stapeln. Das Spielkonzept gleicht der PC-Version wie ein Stein dem anderen. Die Hintergrundbilder sind etwas farbloser, der Sound ein wenig peppiger und der Spielfluß leider etwas sehr zäh. Tetrislose Amiga-Besitzer mit mindestens 1 MB Speicher sollten trotzdem ranklotzen.
Amiga Joker
Super Tetris ist das Eigenplagiat des Jahrhunderts, noch dazu ein technisch uninspiriertes: Die Steinchen sehen aus wie immer, die Hintergrund-Motive aus dem Moskauer Staatszirkus sind eh überflussig wie ein Kropf. Dazu plätschern Musikstücke und FX aus dem Lautsprecher, als ob sie das Ganze überhaupt nichts anginge – ein Glück, daß man sie abstellen kann. Gesteuert wird am besten mit dem Keyboard, Stick und Maus bleiben nervenstarken Steinchen-Knoblern vorbehalten. Viel schlimmer aber ist, daß sich beim Gameplay nichts getan hat, was man nicht schon aus den vielen Kopien anderer Leute kennt.
Amiga Computing
A puzzle for you. Do you know who invented Tetris? No, it wasn’t Keith Chegwin, although you’re quite close. I’ll tell you. It was the Devil. Yes, Tetris is Satan’s computer game. It’s a brainwashing device, designed to turn the people of Earth into drooling techno-zombies. And, God help me, I love it. You see, Tetris is full of Satanic messages. And we can prove it. We videotaped a game of Tetris, and then played it backwards. And there it was, in Morse code. “Worship Satan” it said. “Hey Kids! Fancy going to a party round at Satan’s house?”. Stuff like that. Gulp.Ever since, Biff’s taken to spinning round violently, cursing at priests in Latin and spewing pea soup everywhere. Some things never change, eh?