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Tetris Attack

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Game Boy
Nintendo 3DS

User Reviews

OUCH!....My brain hurts.... SNES DudeOfMonson (106)
More addicting than Tetris! Game Boy Tom Jacob (7)
Another successful variant on Tetris SNES Pixelspeech (955)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Game Boy 15 3.7
Nintendo 3DS 1 4.5
SNES 26 4.2
Combined MobyScore 42 4.0

The Press Says

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Game BoyTotal! (Germany)
Tatsächlich ist der Game Boy die ideale Konsole für diese Art von Geschicklichkeitsspiel, die keine aufwendige Präsentation benötigt. Sowohl als Ablenkung für unterwegs als auch für ausgedehnte Puzzle-Sessions ist Tetris Attack eine tolle Alternative zum Ur-Tetris von Alexej Patschitnow.
SNESThe Video Game Critic
In case you haven't noticed, Nintendo is big on Tetris. They've released many variations of the game, so I put this cartridge in thinking the cow had run dry. As it turns out, I was wrong. This is yet another excellent Tetris-inspired puzzle game which will keep you riveted for hours on end! This time, you are presented with a mountain of blocks which rise as new rows bubble up from underneath. The only move you can make it to swap blocks that are side-to-side. Line up three or more of the same color and they explode. In sounds simple but the possibilities are endless. In the one player game, your goal is to keep the pile below a certain level, and in the two-player game you compete for score. Tetris Attack is easy to play but tough to master - a sure sign of a great game.
Game BoyPortable Review
There is an immense amount of replay value in this game. Between five single-player modes, a 2-player mode and unbelievable addictive gameplay, this game has it all. So, if you're looking for a puzzle game for your old Game Boy (or even your Game Boy Advance), you can't go wrong with Tetris Attack.
Game BoyElectric Playground
There's not much wrong with Tetris Attack. It delivers everything it sets out to do and then some. With a variety of different gameplay scenarios, not to mention a great two player mode, this is a portable diversion that will see many hours of play time. Tetris fiends can breathe easy. The legacy of their beloved game has not been tarnished.
SNESAll Game Guide
While cuter and more colorful than any prior Tetris games, Tetris Attack is in no way less addicting, less intense or any easier. As a matter of fact, it's downright frightening how quickly the hours can melt away while you are mesmerized by this thoroughly challenging game. It's a blast zipping the cursor around the screen, trying for combos and chain reactions.
SNESGame Informer Magazine
Difficulty comes from pile size and the speed in which they rise - which can get pretty intense and frantic. This same aesthetic was duplicated in the Game Boy/N64 cart Pokemon Puzzle League. It's a classic in any form.
SNESNintendo Land
Special mention must go out to the music, as it's definitely a case of mind over matter. The tunes seem simple, repetitive and limited at first, but they're surprisingly very nice to listen to, set the right mood for each game and grow on you quite a bit. Thank heavens for a sound test, then. Add to that loads of different play modes, including a great 2 player VS. Mode, and you've got yourself a genuine slice of puzzle heaven. Puzzle die-hards with many friends around will be playing this for ages. So if puzzling's your thing, go for this. You won't be disappointed.
SNESTotal! (Germany)
Zusammen mit dem einstellbaren Schwierigkeitsgrad ergibt sich so ein solides Paket an Langzeitmotivation, bei dem auch die technische Seite stimmt. Alles in allem finden Knobelfreunde mit Tetris Attack eine gelungene Alternative zum ehrwürdigen Klassiker und sollten auf alle Fälle zuschlagen.
SNESGame Zero
As for the other game modes, all of them were pretty fun, and solving them was a satisfying challenge. Oh, and just so I don't go out on a bad comment, I must say that this game gave me a good feeling of satisfaction at one point when I went back and played "Endless" mode after having spent countless hours on playing "Vs. Computer" and then had absolutely no problem with stages that only a few days before I had written off as beyond my dexterity skills. Cool.
Game BoyGamePro (US)
Tetris Attack updates the age-old Tetris concept by inverting the basic action: Instead of blocks falling from the top, now they rise from the bottom. Match up like-colored blocks in four one-player modes or go head-to-head against a puzzle pal in the fast-paced two-player competition (Game Link Cable required). If you're a puzzle fanatic, go on the attack with this satisfying game.
SNESMega Fun
Eins muß man den Programmierern von Tetris Attack lassen: Das Spiel ist von vorne bis hinten perfekt durchgestylt. Angefangen von der niedlichen grafischen Aufmachung bis zum durchdachten Gameplay. Im Puzzle Mode wird man mit den wesentlichen Moves vertraut gemacht, die man dann später im Time Trial oder Stage Clear Mode fast automatisch zum Einsatz bringt. Tetris Attack hat mehr spielerisches Potential als viele andere Konsolen-Knobeleien. Die Möglichkeiten beim Verschieben der Steine sind groß: So kann man durch mehrmaliges Drücken einen Stein nach und nach von ganz links nach ganz rechts (und umgekehrt) wandern lassen, und die Steine einzelner zu hoch wachsender Säulen lassen sich wahlweise von Oben oder aus der der Mitte abtragen. Tetris Attack ist eines der wenigen Videospiele, welche für jede Altersstufe interessant sind und uneingeschränkt das Prädikat “pädagogisch wertvoll“ verdienen.