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Description

Welltris, which is the first Tetris sequel, is originally designed by Alexey Pajitnov (the creator of Tetris) with Andrei Sgenov.

It has the same gameplay concept as Tetris; simply all the player has to do is to rotate and maneuver the falling pieces into a proper position in order to form complete layers in the rectangular playground. But Welltris changes this rectangular arena into a four sided well with grid-like walls and bottom where the falling pieces can be moved from wall to wall within the well. Form the pieces into solid rows either horizontally or vertically on the bottom of the well.

Billed itself as Tetris in three dimensions.

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Welltris ZX Spectrum Block 1 has landed and block 2 starts from a different edge
Welltris DOS At Speed 3
Welltris DOS At Speed 5 --final speed
Welltris Atari ST About to fill a line.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Welltris: The Soviet Challenge Continues..." -- Tag-lined title

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User Reviews

My all-time favorite game! Amiga Chris Solberg (3)
More strategy than tetris, and a lot more fun. DOS Darryl White (9)
fun DOS Mesha Goodwin (2)

Critic Reviews

Commodore Format Commodore 64 Mar, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Zzap! Commodore 64 Mar, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Crash! ZX Spectrum Apr, 1991 79 out of 100 79
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Oct, 1990 9.4 out of 12 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Nov, 1990 9.2 out of 12 77
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Feb, 1991 9 out of 12 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Mar, 1991 9 out of 12 75
Atari ST User Atari ST Mar, 1991 73 out of 100 73
ST Format Atari ST Feb, 1991 71 out of 100 71
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Apr, 1991 45 out of 100 45

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