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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.

Screenshots

Welltris DOS Main Menu
Welltris ZX Spectrum Credits
Welltris DOS At Speed 2
Welltris Atari ST High score table. If this is anything like his other titles, what we see here is the development team at dinner celebrating their game release.

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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

Dragon Macintosh Jul, 1990 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Sep, 1990 901 out of 1000 90
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Mar, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Zzap! Amiga Sep, 1990 83 out of 100 83
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Sep, 1990 82 out of 100 82
64'er Commodore 64 Jun, 1991 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Oct, 1990 9.4 out of 12 78
Atari ST User Atari ST Mar, 1991 73 out of 100 73
ST Format Atari ST Feb, 1991 71 out of 100 71
PC Leisure DOS Nov, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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