Tetris Attack

Last Updated on: 8th January 2024, 01:07 pm

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Category: Games
Sub-Category: Puzzle
Platform: Nintendo SNES/Game Boy
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Wikipedia: Tetris Attack
First release: October 27, 1995

Tetris Attack – a puzzle video game developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES).

Tetris Attack is in no way less addicting, less intense or any easier. As a matter of fact, it’s downright frightening how quickly the hours can melt away while you are mesmerized by this thoroughly challenging game. It’s a blast zipping the cursor around the screen, trying for combos and chain reactions. Not only do they help you quickly eliminate panels, in the two-player modes they crowd your opponent’s playfield with massively cumbersome Garbage Blocks, which are very tricky to remove from the screen.

Along with engrossing gameplay, Tetris Attack features soothing music that will further lull you into a mind-stealing trance. The surprisingly restrained new age melodies are so good, they could be packaged separately as a CD and sold as subliminal relaxation music. Most of the sound effects, however, are pedestrian at best. The primary noise of moving the panels is utterly monotonous.

The biggest flaw in Tetris Attack is what could be called the panic feature. If you are having limited success clearing panels, you can move your cursor around the screen at top speed, switching panels randomly, hoping to luck into some matches, combos and chain reactions. Although not by any means a sure-fire method, this kind of “cheating” (or “cheaping” as some veteran gamers might say) works well far too often.

Even so, Tetris Attack is a fun game with precise controls, endearing graphics, a wide variety of incremental difficulty levels, addictive game play and exciting two-player action.

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