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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.3
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.0
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 4.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 5.0
Overall User Score (23 votes) 4.2

Critic Reviews

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Super Power (Jul, 1997)
Tetris Attack est sans aucun doute LE jeu de réflexion de l'année. Les amateurs de Puyo Puyo tout comme les autres y trouveront un jeu d'une durée de vie exemplaire, demandant de la technique et de la rapidité d'action à un niveau de jeu supérieur et de la jugeote en mode Puzzle. Les persos sont sympas, repris de l'univers des Mario et des Yoshi pour un jeu adapté à tout âge, un must à ne pas manquer. Je le conseille à tous, sans exception, ce jeu restera dans les annales au même titre que Puyo Puyo qu'il égale, voire dépasse en réalisation.
The Video Game Critic (Dec 21, 1999)
In case you haven't noticed, Nintendo is big on Tetris. They've released many variations of the game, so I put this cartridge in thinking the cow had run dry. As it turns out, I was wrong. This is yet another excellent Tetris-inspired puzzle game which will keep you riveted for hours on end! This time, you are presented with a mountain of blocks which rise as new rows bubble up from underneath. The only move you can make it to swap blocks that are side-to-side. Line up three or more of the same color and they explode. In sounds simple but the possibilities are endless. In the one player game, your goal is to keep the pile below a certain level, and in the two-player game you compete for score. Tetris Attack is easy to play but tough to master - a sure sign of a great game.
While cuter and more colorful than any prior Tetris games, Tetris Attack is in no way less addicting, less intense or any easier. As a matter of fact, it's downright frightening how quickly the hours can melt away while you are mesmerized by this thoroughly challenging game. It's a blast zipping the cursor around the screen, trying for combos and chain reactions.
Difficulty comes from pile size and the speed in which they rise - which can get pretty intense and frantic. This same aesthetic was duplicated in the Game Boy/N64 cart Pokemon Puzzle League. It's a classic in any form.
Special mention must go out to the music, as it's definitely a case of mind over matter. The tunes seem simple, repetitive and limited at first, but they're surprisingly very nice to listen to, set the right mood for each game and grow on you quite a bit. Thank heavens for a sound test, then. Add to that loads of different play modes, including a great 2 player VS. Mode, and you've got yourself a genuine slice of puzzle heaven. Puzzle die-hards with many friends around will be playing this for ages. So if puzzling's your thing, go for this. You won't be disappointed.
The Game Hoard (Dec 29, 2017)
With a puzzle game, it’s important to consider the strength of the mechanics in rating it, and Tetris Attack’s are laid out beautifully. While they do increase to extreme levels of difficulty, that’s only present if you choose to search it out. Tetris Attack’s multiple modes are all fun in different ways and the game does its best to train you up in them. Some modes can be fun even if you don’t want to learn how to do the bigger matches or chains. The presence of a story also makes it more interesting for the goal-oriented gamer, and while it is a simple tale being told, taking on interesting opponents in your puzzle solving match-ups makes it all the more enjoyable.
Total! (Germany) (Oct, 1996)
Zusammen mit dem einstellbaren Schwierigkeitsgrad ergibt sich so ein solides Paket an Langzeitmotivation, bei dem auch die technische Seite stimmt. Alles in allem finden Knobelfreunde mit Tetris Attack eine gelungene Alternative zum ehrwürdigen Klassiker und sollten auf alle Fälle zuschlagen.
Game Zero (Sep, 1996)
As for the other game modes, all of them were pretty fun, and solving them was a satisfying challenge. Oh, and just so I don't go out on a bad comment, I must say that this game gave me a good feeling of satisfaction at one point when I went back and played "Endless" mode after having spent countless hours on playing "Vs. Computer" and then had absolutely no problem with stages that only a few days before I had written off as beyond my dexterity skills. Cool.
A great buy for a puzzle fan.
Video Games (Dec, 1996)
Einfach genial! Der Fesselfaktor des grafisch so schlichten Tüftelspiels ist geradezu penetrant; einmal losgeklickt, gibt‘s so leicht kein Entkommen mehr. Das Vorausplanen listiger Spielzüge verlangt mehr Strategie, als man im ersten Moment ahnt. Tetris Attack ist brillant durchdacht, erfreulich originell und bietet zahlreiche Spielmodi, die für genügend Abwechslung sorgen. In höheren Spielstufen artet das Lösen eines Levels richtig in Arbeit aus, da enorm viele Klötzchen wegzuklicken sind und man unter wachsendem Zeitdruck leicht den Überblick verliert. Besonders viel Spaß verspricht der Zwei-Spieler-Modus. Hier wird der Ehrgeiz durch das altbewährte „Zuschiebeprinzip“ richtig schön angestachelt. Das richtige für Super-Nintendo-Besitzer, die keine Grafikorgien erwarten.
Mega Fun (Jan, 1997)
Eins muß man den Programmierern von Tetris Attack lassen: Das Spiel ist von vorne bis hinten perfekt durchgestylt. Angefangen von der niedlichen grafischen Aufmachung bis zum durchdachten Gameplay. Im Puzzle Mode wird man mit den wesentlichen Moves vertraut gemacht, die man dann später im Time Trial oder Stage Clear Mode fast automatisch zum Einsatz bringt. Tetris Attack hat mehr spielerisches Potential als viele andere Konsolen-Knobeleien. Die Möglichkeiten beim Verschieben der Steine sind groß: So kann man durch mehrmaliges Drücken einen Stein nach und nach von ganz links nach ganz rechts (und umgekehrt) wandern lassen, und die Steine einzelner zu hoch wachsender Säulen lassen sich wahlweise von Oben oder aus der der Mitte abtragen. Tetris Attack ist eines der wenigen Videospiele, welche für jede Altersstufe interessant sind und uneingeschränkt das Prädikat “pädagogisch wertvoll“ verdienen.