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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.

Screenshots

Welltris Atari ST Title screen
Welltris DOS Hi-Score Screen
Welltris PC-98 Demo
Welltris ZX Spectrum First load screen

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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

Zzap! Amiga Sep, 1990 83 out of 100 83
Zzap! Commodore 64 Mar, 1991 80 out of 100 80
64'er Commodore 64 Jun, 1991 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Nov, 1990 9.2 out of 12 77
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Feb, 1991 9 out of 12 75
ST Format Atari ST Feb, 1991 71 out of 100 71
Power Play Amiga Aug, 1990 64 out of 100 64
Power Play Commodore 64 May, 1991 61 out of 100 61
PC Leisure DOS Nov, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Attack DOS Jan, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 50

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