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Tetris Worlds (Windows)

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www.xbox.com:
    One of the most popular video games ever created, Tetris® has defined puzzle gaming for over a decade on every game system. Tetris is deceptively simple, yet, completely addictive. Small shapes called Tetraminoes fall from the top of the Playfield to the bottom. Players must rotate the Tetraminoes as they fall and fit them together to complete lines. When the player fills an entire line with blocks, that line is removed from the screen. If the player cannot complete lines, the blocks will eventually rise past the top of the screen and the game ends. Sound easy? Once you start, you can't stop.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (15084) on Oct 10, 2010.

www.nintendo.com.au – GameCube:
    Tetris is a deceptively simple, completely addictive electronic puzzle game. The object of the game is to position the falling shapes, called “Tetraminoes,” across the bottom of a rectangular pit. Tetraminoes are shapes created from 4 blocks joined together into 7 different patterns.

    The Tetraminoes must be rotated as they fall and positioned across the bottom leaving no open spaces. When an entire horizontal line fills with blocks, the line clears from the screen. If lines are not completely filled with blocks, they will not clear from the screen, and the Tetraminoes will continue to stack up higher and higher. If the stack of Tetraminoes reaches the top, the game is over!

    Tetris Worlds places the player in a universe where Tetris is played in different ways on different planets. The inhabitants of these worlds (Minos) interact with the player and with each other. Test your Tetris skills in the most popular versions of Tetris, or the latest cutting-edge variations, such as Gadget Tetris and Bombtris. If you aren’t addicted to Tetris, you must be living under a rock!

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (54497) on Oct 05, 2005.

www.nintendo.com – GameCube:

    Blockheads of the world, unite!



    Hey, it's Tetris. New to this version, though, is a backstory with all-new characters searching for a safe planet before their sun goes supernova.

    Welcome to Planet Tetris

    Hence you travel to six different planets (essentially, different backgrounds), five of which feature a unique twist on the basic Tetris rules.

    * Deneb, the Forest planet. Yer basic Tetris rules here.
    * Mira: Mountains. In Square Tetris, you'll earn extra points for clearing lines that contain part of a four-by-four square, in which all the blocks are the same color.
    * Aludra: Ocean. In Cascade Tetris, you will get extra points if you clear a line, then the falling blocks clear an additional line. This sounds a lot like the chains and combos in Pokémon Puzzle League.
    * Antares: Volcanic. In Sticky Tetris, your main goal is to clear a bottom line of garbage blocks. If 25 blocks of the same color connect, they will clear.
    * Talitha: On the Cloud planet, Hot-Line Tetris is the order of the day. The matrix is marked with horizontal lines. Cover one of these lines with blocks, then clear it to earn extra points. The higher the line, the more points you'll earn.
    * Unukalhai, the Ice planet, where a game of Fusion Tetris calls on you to connect falling "Atom" blocks to the "Fusion" block below.

    You can see as many as six upcoming Tetriminos, or shapes. You can also save a Tetrimino for later use. Each type of Tetrimino has a unique color. For example, the four-by-one column is baby blue.

    Controls for Tetris have always been very much a matter of personal taste. Unfortunately, Tetris Worlds only gives you two very similar Controller configurations. Watch out for that Y Button -- in either configuration, if you press it by accident, your Tetrimino will "hard drop" (i.e. plummet) to the bottom.

    Graphics and Sound

    To repeat: It's Tetris. Nevertheless, developer Radical Entertainment has done a nice job with the look of this venerable standby. The Tetriminos shimmer alluringly, lines clear in colorful explosions, and the opening cinema sequence is a pretty piece of futuristic corn. Adding to the inevitable retro feel of any Tetris title is a techno score that's straight out of a mid-1980s disco.

    Tetris Worlds also includes two multiplayer modes for as many as four players. In Race Mode, your goal is to beat your rivals to completing certain objectives. In Knock-out Mode, clearing lines on your side builds up inert garbage blocks on your rivals'. Both versions allow handicaps, but are short on options.

    Bottom Line

    At the risk of sounding boring, we got one last thing to say: It's Tetris. You can't really go wrong with this classic. If you want a version that looks nice on your big-screen TV, Tetris Worlds fills the bill.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (54497) on Oct 05, 2005.

www.nintendo.com - Game Boy Advance:
    Tetris Worlds features all of the addictive block-dropping gameplay Tetris is known for, along with new updated modes such as "Fusion Tetris" and "Hotline Tetris." Players can test their skills in the classic version of Tetris, or the latest variations of the game. Developed by 3D6 Games, Tetris Worlds also features multiplayer capabilities allowing two Tetris fans to compete directly against one another.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66217) on Apr 13, 2005.

THQ UK website - Windows:

    THE GREATEST PUZZLE GAME EVER



    The object of the game is to position the falling shapes, called "Tetraminoes," across the bottom of a rectangular pit. Tetraminoes are shapes created from 4 blocks joined together into 7 different patterns. The Tetraminoes must be rotated as they fall and positioned across the bottom leaving no open spaces. When an entire horizontal line fills with blocks, the line clears from the screen. If lines are not completely filled with blocks, they will not clear from the screen, and the Tetraminoes will continue to stack up higher and higher. If the stack of Tetraminoes reaches the top, the game is over!

    Tetris Worlds places the player in a universe where Tetris is played in different ways on different planets. The inhabitants of these worlds (Minos) interact with the player and with each other. Test your Tetris skills in the most popular versions of Tetris, or the latest cutting-edge variations, such as Gadget Tetris and Bombtris. If you aren't addicted to Tetris, you must be living under a rock!

    Tetris is the world's best selling electronic game. Over 50 million licensed copies of Tetris have been sold worldwide over the past 10+ years

    Tetris games have appeared on nearly every game platform available. No other electronic game has demonstrated the longevity and universal appeal of this simple, yet addictive puzzle game

    Because the concept is so simple, anyone can play. And, it seems that almost everyone does! Unlike many other computer games, Tetris appeals to men and women alike

    Single player game inlcudes seven modes of gameplay, which take place within seven different worlds. Each world has unique rules for playing Tetris

    Multiplayer game lets up to four players, either online or offline, see who can clear levels the fastest

    Increasing levels of complexity and difficulty as players complete each level

    Simple gameplay, easy to pick up without instruction, and completely addictive!

    Cinematics involving the Mino characters and evolving backgrounds motivate players to clear levels

    Chat and challenge others via the established community at www.tetris.com

    Contributed by Xoleras (66217) on Aug 20, 2004.

Back of Box - Game Boy Advance:

    TETRIS IS BACK!



    Tetris Worlds takes everything you love about Tetris, and spices it up with beautiful 3D graphics and six variations of gameplay. Are you ready to get obsessed all over again?

  • 6 variations of Tetris, including the all new Hot-Line Tetris , Cascade Tetris, and Fusion Tetris

  • Clear levels in six different 3D worlds, each with evolving and animating backgrounds

  • Increasing degree of difficulty as you complete each level

  • Multi-player lets two players see who can clear lines the fastest using the Game Boy Advance Game Link Cable

    Completely addictive, deceptively simple.

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69754) on Nov 08, 2003.

Back of Case - PlayStation 2:

    TETRIS WORLDS

    is everything you love about Tetris and more with beautiful 3D graphics and 6 variations of Tetris gameplay. Hours will seem like minutes as you try to surpass your (or your friend's) best score.

  • 6 variations of Tetris, including the all new Hot-Line Tetris, Fusion Tetris and Cascade Tetris

  • Completely addictive and deceptively simple

  • Clear levels in 6 different 3D worlds, each with evolving and animated backgrounds

  • Up to four players can compete in split-screen mode

    In Hot-Line Tetris, clear rows on the lines to reach your goal. Test your nerve to clear on the highest line for big points.

    In Cascade Tetris, clearing a line causes individual blocks to fall below. How many Cascades can you trigger?

    Arcade mode lets you compete against your friends.

    In Fusion Tetris, try to connect the falling "atom" blocks to the Fusion Block beneath the Garbage. The more blocks connected to the Fusion Block, the bigger the bonuses.

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69754) on Jan 23, 2003.