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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 DOS Title Screen
Welltris PC-98 Top 10 ranking
Welltris DOS At Speed 1
Welltris Atari ST The strategy is a bit different.

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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
The One Amiga Sep, 1990 94 out of 100 94
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Sep, 1990 901 out of 1000 90
Zzap! Commodore 64 Mar, 1991 80 out of 100 80
64'er Commodore 64 Jun, 1991 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Nov, 1990 9.2 out of 12 77
Atari ST User Atari ST Mar, 1991 73 out of 100 73
Power Play Amiga Aug, 1990 64 out of 100 64
Attack DOS Jan, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 50
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50

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