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Tetris Max is an unlicensed shareware clone of Tetris for one or two players. As with all Tetris games, colored blocks are dropped into the game area, or pit, from the top. The player must arrange them so that a complete edge to edge row is completed. Every completed row is removed from the game area making space for more blocks to be positioned. As the player progresses through the levels the background colour changes and the rate at which the blocks fall increases. Points are scored for each brick placed, however a player's score is greatly increased by clearing rows or multiple rows of bricks by strategic placement.

The game's features include:
  • original music;
  • one player, two player, one player vs the computer and computer vs computer modes of play;
  • regular blocks and optional heavy blocks and degradable blocks;
  • separate High Score tables for single and two player modes;
  • the size of the blocks can be changed;
  • keyboard or joystick controls;
  • the size of the game pit can be changed.

After its original Macintosh release gained widespread popularity, a port to Windows 3.1 was made under the name Bricklayer, though it never achieved comparable success.


Tetris Max Windows This is the two player high score table. There is a separate high score table for single player games. Most of the entries here are dummy entries.
Tetris Max Windows The shareware game loads to a 'nag' screen that is replaced by this - the game credits. The player selects 'new game' from the menu to progress from here.
Tetris Max Windows The game has a comprehensive help text.
Tetris Max Windows Controls are customisable.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Bricklayer" -- Windows title

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piltdown_man (190992) added Tetris Max (Windows) on Dec 30, 2010
Other platforms contributed by ssokolow (316)