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Tetris (Commodore 64)

82
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.8
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Not the greatest playability, but the best music WWWWolf (422) unrated
One of the better versions of Tetris worth playing *Katakis* (37801) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Overall MobyScore (17 votes) 3.8


The Press Says

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100
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Highly recommended. I wonder how many other game ideas are brewing back in the USSR.
96
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
The PC and C64 versions are the best, while the ST and Amiga versions are, disappointingly, worse than their 8-bit counterparts.
96
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
Great music and bright graphics make this very attractive stuff, though it's kind of brilliantly simple idea that'll work well on almost any machine.
94
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Brilliant to play and has a stunning 20-minute soundtrack. Your Commodore shouldn't be without it.
94
Zzap!
Addictive, original and simply brilliant.
90
Your Commodore
That's all there is to it except to warn you not to go near it as you cannot just play it once. I played it solid for two days and with deadlines to meet that proved expensive. You have been warned.
80
Power Play
Tetris fesselt auf den ersten Blick und läßt den Spieler nicht mehr so schnell los. Es ist auch völlig egal, ob man es auf einem 3,7 KByte-Computer mit Lila-Rot-Monitor spielt oder auf dem Zumbitsu 9000: die Spielidee ist hier das einzig Interessante. Alle Versionen machen gleichviel Spaß. Leider mußte ich feststellen. daß die anfangs riesige Motivation schnell nachließ - auch wenn ich Tetris Immer wieder gerne zur Hand nehme.
75
Commodore User
There's something typically Russian about a game of logic concerned with slotting geometric shapes together. It's clever and it's certainly quite addictive.
50
Commodore User
The heavy duty moan is that this is very entertaining for fifteen minutes, but when you've seen all there is to see there's, er, nothing left to see. Or to put it another way, the fun, if that's the word for it, is very short lived.
50
All Game Guide
Tetris fits nicely into the puzzle genre. Trying to beat your current high score is always a good challenge. Unfortunately the game only saves scores until it is turned off.