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The New Tetris

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Released: 1999

Genre: Puzzle

Format reviewed: Nintendo 64

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: H2O Entertainment

Submitted by: Steven Jackson

Tetris is the definative puzzle game. The only game in history which has never changed it's format and still as successful as it's first release is a strong title to hold and The New Tetris wasn't going to let that go to waste.

The New Tetris for the N64 took the aspects of Tetris and made them into a new look. Now players were able to create 4×4 cubes which could help increase scores faster and easier. This was achieved by making the squares with the same shapes. You also had the new ability to store blocks which was a good thing because you could then use them later for areas which needed the correct shape. The game also had for the first time in Tetris simultaneous four-player multiplayer on the screen making more depth to the game.

The only fault with this game was some of the scenic backgrounds were hard to see the blocks on and the moving of the joystick could lead to blisters.These are the only minor faults in the game and can be easily sorted once playing.

To finish The New Tetris was a fresh Tetris and it was still as fun as ever. With the multiplayer,4×4 point blocks and advanced graphics also help this game succeed and stay as popular as ever.