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Welltris

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
...
4.4
Amiga
...
4.1
Commodore 64
...
4.3
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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 ZX Spectrum Copy protection. Get this wrong and the game must be completely reloaded
Welltris DOS At Speed 3
Welltris DOS At Speed 2
Welltris Amstrad CPC Options menu

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)

The Press Says

Dragon Macintosh Jul, 1990 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Zzap! Amiga Sep, 1990 83 out of 100 83
64'er Commodore 64 Jun, 1991 8 out of 10 80
Zzap! Commodore 64 Mar, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Apr, 1991 79 out of 100 79
Atari ST User Atari ST Mar, 1991 73 out of 100 73
ST Format Atari ST Feb, 1991 71 out of 100 71
Power Play Amiga Aug, 1990 64 out of 100 64
Power Play DOS Dec, 1990 64 out of 100 64
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Apr, 1991 45 out of 100 45

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