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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 ZX Spectrum Block 3 has been turned and is being steered into position
Welltris ZX Spectrum First load screen
Welltris PC-98 At level 9
Welltris DOS At Speed 4

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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

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Nov, 1990 911 out of 1000 91
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Sep, 1990 901 out of 1000 90
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Mar, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Zzap! Amiga Sep, 1990 83 out of 100 83
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Sep, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Zzap! Commodore 64 Mar, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Crash! ZX Spectrum Apr, 1991 79 out of 100 79
Power Play DOS Dec, 1990 64 out of 100 64
Power Play Amiga Aug, 1990 64 out of 100 64
Power Play Commodore 64 May, 1991 61 out of 100 61

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