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Tetris (Virtual Console) Reviewed by Cyril Lachel on . Tetris is a lot of things. It's the game that single-handedly created an entire genre of puzzlers. It is still one of the very best launch games of all time. It's one of the few games that has yet to be improved by technology. This is more than present in the original Game Boy version of Tetris, developed by Bullet-Proof Software and published by Nintendo. Rating: 92%
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What Is It? Tetris is a lot of things. It's the game that single-handedly created an entire genre of puzzlers. It is still one of the very best launch games of all time. It's one of the few games that has yet to be improved by technology. This is more than present in the original Game Boy version of Tetris, developed by Bullet-Proof Software and published by Nintendo. For those who recently suffered a blow to the head, Tetris is the game where blocks fall from the sky. You match up these blocks to make a line, which adds to your score and line count. Get four lines and you'll earn the ultimate prize, a Tetris. If the blocks reach the top of the well it's game over for you.

Does It Still Hold Up? With the exception of Tetris DX, this original Game Boy Tetris is my absolute favorite. It plays by the set of simple rules I grew up with. Subsequent games have included additions that, in my purist heart, feel unneeded and ruin much of the skill. This Game Boy version only offers a couple modes and the controls lack the speed of newer installments. Still, Tetris is a very playable puzzler that manages to hold up.

Is It Worth The Money? Normally I would tell you to wait for Tetris DX. Not because it's in color, but rather the fact that it saves your high scores. What was a major oversight once has been rectified thanks to the Virtual Console's save system. Now you don't to worry about losing your high score, making this a near perfect version of Russia's greatest import since Yakov Smirnoff. If you can get over the black and white (which my eyes prefer to the colors of the two NES versions) then Tetris on the 3DS is a great way to spend four dollars.
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