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This version of Tetris is one of many conversions of the famous block-stacking game, as well as the best-known (but not the only) version on Nintendo's first home console. The goal is to place pieces made up of four tiles in a ten-by-twenty well, organizing them into complete rows, which disappear. As rows are cleared, the pace of the game increases, and the game ends if the stack reaches the top of the well.

The game offers two different modes of play, "Type A" and "Type B". "Type A" is a standard endless mode, where the speed of the game increases every ten lines, with an option for the starting level when beginning the game. "Type B", on the other hand, is a race to clear 25 lines, with options for both drop speed and starting garbage. In both modes, successful play is rewarded with cute animations. There are also three different background songs to choose from.

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Credits (NES version)

6 People

Executive Producer (uncredited)
Producer (uncredited)
Original Concept and Design by
Original Program by
"Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" (uncredited)
"Toréador Song" (uncredited)
Music Composer & Arranger (uncredited)




  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • December 1989 (Issue 5) - Most Exciting New Theme in a Game (NES version)
  • Power Play
    • Issue 01/1991 - Best NES Game in 1990

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  • MobyGames ID: 42120


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Game added by j.raido 【雷堂嬢太朗】.

Additional contributors: Alaka, Patrick Bregger.

Game added August 29th, 2009. Last modified February 22nd, 2023.