Atomic Tetris (DOS)

Atomic Tetris DOS The game's title screen.
The text in the top left is static. The author has opted to put the title, credits, and other text onto bouncing balls which makes it surprisingly hard to read


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Atomic Tetris is a two player Tetris game, it is not meant to be played by one player vs the computer.

The game is played side by side with both players sharing the keyboard. It is basically plays the same as standard Tetris, blocks fall, lines across the screen must be completed to score points etc. There is, however a twist in that there are power bricks, called Specials within the game, which, when included in a completed line, can cause the opponent problems. There are thirteen Specials in the game and their effects range from clearing the screen, switching the screens over, randomising the opponents screen to changing all the opponents bricks into small dots making them hard to see.


Atomic Tetris DOS The start of a game.
There's no in game help to show what the action keys are, for that the players must read the documentation
Atomic Tetris DOS The DONATOR Special adds bricks to the opponents screen
Atomic Tetris DOS The player on the left has just triggered the STAIRCASE Special on their opponent
Atomic Tetris DOS The end of a game.
There is no high score table, no record of the winner's name, just a chance to crush them all over again

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piltdown_man (151527) added Atomic Tetris (DOS) on Nov 02, 2014