The New Tetris (Nintendo 64)

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Overall User Score (15 votes) 4.0

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Total! (Germany)
Tetris ist unverwüstlich, doch die neuen Elemente sind eine gelungene Bereicherung. Vor allem die Mehrspieler-Modi werden Euch stundenlang vor dem Bildschirm fesseln.
Les meilleurs joueurs de Tetris seront enchantés par l'apport de la brique modulable. Les autres trouveront l'occasion de redécouvrir un classique...
The New Tetris is a nice addition to the Tetris family. It supports the controller pak with the ability to transfer name and dump lines. So it's a snappy title altogether. There a couple of things though that make me feel like the game wasn't respected during the development process though. For instance, you always have to click back to your name on the main menu every time you restart a game. The other thing that bugs me is the inability to switch tunes with the pause menu. That bugs me a lot actually. I disagree with the sentiment that this game isn't original. I think the gameplay innovations that are made here really add to the Tetris experience. Granted, I thought that Tetrisphere is a better game in terms of innovation and as a three dimensional representation of Tetris. But this game isn't about revolution. I kind of like the fact that it respects the classic Tetris concept.
Was soll man großartig zu The New Tetris schreiben? Es ist ein zeitloses Spiel mit bekanntem Gameplay und ein bisschen mehr. Die Wunder wollen einfach freigeschaltet werden und es zerrt einfach am eigenen Ehrgeiz, sodass man immer und immer wieder eine Runde startet. Auch die goldenen und silbernen Blöcke bringen frischen Wind ins Tetris Universum, sodass man einfach nicht aufhören kann, ob wohl man Tetris eventuell schon auf zig anderen Konsolen gespielt hat. Ganz zu schweigen vom grandiosen Multiplayer Modus, der schlaflose Nächte garantiert. Für mich ist The New Tetris das beste Tetris auf N64 und einer der besten Ableger der Franchise platformübergreifend! Kaufen!
Super Play
När man har lyckats att få bort oändligt många rader belönas mman med tredimensionella bilder av världens underverk, komplett med historia och passande musik. Vad det har med pusselspelet att göra är oklart, men spelandet kanske blir mer målinriktat. I övrigt bjuder inte The New Tetris på några större överraskningar, men det kan vara ett kul komplement för dig som inte redan har tio Tetris-varianter i din spelsamling.
So there you have it in a nutshell. The New Tetris is dope. It will get you hooked and you'll find yourself playing and playing until four sectioned pieces get burned into your cornea. You may even see them in your sleep, but if you play this game the way it was meant to be played you won't be alone--your friends will all have bloodshot eyes as well.
Consoles Plus
Une bonne adaptation du jeu original. Mais que vient-il faire sur la Nintendo 64 ?
All Game Guide
Quite simply, The New Tetris is one of the Nintendo 64's best multi-player games. No game is more universally known or played than Tetris, which makes it a favorite among males and females. And once garbage is factored into the mix, profanity-laced matches will ensue. Multi-player mayhem has never been so fun. Tetris is a must-have in every gamer's library, and The New Tetris is now the best version available.
Power Unlimited
The New Tetris is een beetje een grote naam voor een gewone Tetris met wat leuke toevoegingen. Kijk op het Net, daar vind je massa's slimmere varianten. Dat neemt niet weg dat de Multiplayer-mode echt lachen is en er is een reward-systeem ingebouwd dat je tijden zal zoethouden.
Mega Fun
Grafisch und soundtechnisch wurde ich vom Niveau Nintendos neuer Tetris-Version herb enttäuscht. Meiner Meinung nach entspricht der technische Level des Geschicklichkeitsspiels höchstens alten 16-Bit-Zeiten. Zudem nervt das Remake des original Tetris-Songs dermaßen, dass ich bereits nach wenigen Minuten den Ton meines Fernsehers abstellen musste. Allen Tetris-Fans ist der Titel jedoch wärmstens zu empfehlen, da das geniale Spielprinzip noch genauso fesseln kann wie vor zwölf Jahren.
Game Critics
It is with almost perfect irony that H2O, the gimmick name used for the last Halloween movie's ad campaign, is also the name of the developer Nintendo chose for this game. Because when the final curtain went down on the flick, it only served to prove that Michael Myers wasn't scary anymore, Jamie Lee Curtis (while still hot after all these years) was still no fighter, and that it would take a whole lot more than a couple of teen-idols (from romps like Dawson's Creek) to breathe new life into the franchise. The New Tetris suffers a similar fate by not including involving goals on top of the new play mechanics and by failing to set any new standards. So in both cases, the movie and the game, I wasn't impressed.