Tesserae (Game Boy)

Tesserae Game Boy Title screen


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Tesserae is a 2-d combination of Rubic's Cube and the more advanced levels of Q-Bert. Simple yet colorful symbol graphics make for endless hours of gameplay... akin to how one can play MineSweeper or Tetris on end, this game got into your head. Gameplay consisted of "flipping" tesserae, or tiles, from squares over adjacent squares. The result would either create a complex tile, or cancel out, resulting in the deletion of a tile. The goal was to clear the board entirely. Higher levels were designated by added tile complexity, and larger board grid sizes.


Tesserae Game Boy I've cleared a row.
Tesserae Game Boy I selected a tile and these are where I can go.
Tesserae Game Boy My first grid.
Tesserae Game Boy Choose your level and grid.

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Alternate Titles

  • "טאסרה" -- Hebrew spelling

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Critic Reviews

Joypad Nov, 1993 84 out of 100 84
Mega Fun Dec, 1993 70 out of 100 70
Megablast Dec, 1993 68 out of 100 68
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Mar, 1994 8 out of 12 67
Total! (Germany) Nov, 1993 3.25 out of 6 55
Video Games Feb, 1994 39 out of 100 39


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Corn Popper (69274) added Tesserae (Game Boy) on May 29, 2003
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