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Tetrisphere (Nintendo 64)

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Description

Tetrisphere adds a new dimension to the classic Tetris gameplay.

As usual, you drop pieces into the playing field to eliminate the blocks and clear the field. This time, however, the playing field is a sphere, and you must turn the sphere around to find a place to drop the pieces, and eventually get to the core to win. As you clear the field, certain moves may reveal magic items to help get to the core (rockets, dynamite, etc.).

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Tetrisphere Nintendo 64 Clearing away multiple blocks from the sphere
Tetrisphere Nintendo 64 Title screen
Tetrisphere Nintendo 64 Puzzle mode requires you to clear the puzzle with a set amount of moves
Tetrisphere Nintendo 64 The magic causes bricks to explode

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The Press Says

Total! (Germany) Jan, 1998 1.25 out of 6 95
GameSpot Aug 19, 1997 9.5 out of 10 95
Mega Score Mar, 1998 95 out of 100 95
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Sep, 1997 8.3 out of 10 83
HonestGamers Jan 01, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Nintendo Power Magazine Sep, 1997 7.8 out of 10 78
Game Play 64 Dec, 1997 62 out of 100 62
Entertainment Weekly Sep 12, 1997 C+ 58
Joypad Apr, 1998 5 out of 10 50
The Video Game Critic Feb 25, 2003 D 25

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Development history

In early stages, the game was called Phear, and in development for the ill-fated Atari Jaguar. Originally slated for a release in early 1995, Nintendo bought the rights to the game, purportedly after seeing a demo running in Atari's booth at the 1995 Consumer Electronics Show, and it was reworked for the Nintendo 64 into its final form, released in August 1997.
Kartanym (10777) added Tetrisphere (Nintendo 64) on Apr 09, 2001