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All is not well on Yoshi's Island! The devious king Bowser has cast a spell on the island's inhabitants, turning them into his mindless slaves. Only Yoshi has escaped its effects, and so he must set off to free his friends, and to defeat Bowser and break the spell.

Tetris Attack is a fact-paced action puzzler featuring the colorful cast of characters from Yoshi's Island. A stack of blocks continually rises from the bottom of the screen, and the player controls a cursor which can swap any two blocks horizontally. Make a row or column of three or more and they'll clear, potentially creating combos from new blocks falling to take their place. Combos will send large garbage blocks to your opponent, which must be eliminated by clearing a piece that is touching it, turning it into normal blocks.

The game offers a story mode against the computer, as well as a 2-player versus mode, an endless mode, a timed mode where a certain number of blocks must be cleared, and a puzzle mode where a set arrangement of blocks must be cleared in a specific number of moves. The game is based on the Japan-only title Panel de Pon.


Tetris Attack SNES Clear the region that is above of "CLEAR" line to finish the level
Tetris Attack SNES This difficulty level is SECRET! The star background color is very different of the others!
Tetris Attack SNES Due to Kamek's attack, Raphael The Raven's stack increased: its game will be over?
Tetris Attack SNES Defeat this 6 stages in Stage Clear Mode is simple!

Promo Images

Tetris Attack Screenshot
Tetris Attack Screenshot
Tetris Attack Screenshot
Tetris Attack Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Yoshi no Panepon" -- Japanese title
  • "ヨッシーのパネポン" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

OUCH!....My brain hurts.... DudeOfMonson (118) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Another successful variant on Tetris Asinine (1006) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Super Power Jul, 1997 94 out of 100 94
The Video Game Critic Dec 21, 1999 A- 91
Game Informer Magazine Sep, 2003 9 out of 10 90
All Game Guide 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Nintendo Land 2003 86 out of 100 86
The Game Hoard Dec 29, 2017 6 out of 7 86
Total! (Germany) Oct, 1996 1.75 out of 6 85
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Sep, 1996 33 out of 40 82
Video Games Dec, 1996 81 out of 100 81
Mega Fun Jan, 1997 78 out of 100 78


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  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • March 1997 (Issue 92) - SNES Game of the Year+ Hand-Held Game of the Year + Puzzle Game of the Year (SNES version) + Handheld Game of the Year runner-up (Readers' Choice) + Puzzle Game of the Year (SNES version) (Readers' Choice)
  • Game Informer Magazine
    • August 2001 (Issue 100) - voted #96 in the Top 100 Games of All Time poll

    Kartanym (12740) added Tetris Attack (SNES) on Jun 07, 2002
    Other platforms contributed by Michael Cassidy (21142) and Kartanym (12740)