Video Game Title: "Tetris Attack"

PROFILE
Game Title Tetris Attack
Description All the draw of the classic, with a new twist!

The Tetris sensation has landed at Yoshi's Island. Kamek and Bowser await to test your dexterity with a demanding race of strategic moves in this exciting new contest. As the stack of perplexing panels rises from the bottom, think fast to counteract the merciless enemy attack dropping in from above. Rapid switches and quick response are the key to the next challenging level.
An incredible selection of competitive modes and options provide escalating action and endless fun.

• Compete in VS mode using the Game Link® cable!
• Play five sensational one-player games: Endless, Time Trial, Stage Clear, Puzzle and VS Computer!
• Password system allows you to restart your games in progress on any Tetris Attack Game Pak.
ISBN / Bar Code number 0 45496 73051 2
Video Format 1.33:1 (4:3) Full screen
Audio Format Mono (Stereo via Super Game Boy)
Language(s) English
Disk/Cartridge One (1)
Region(s) NTSC, PAL
Genre Puzzle
Rated K-A - Kids to Adults
Released October 1996 (JP), August 1996 (US), 1996 (EU)
Video Specification Monochrome (Color via Super Game Boy)
Licensed by Nintendo
Developed by Nintendo / Intelligent Systems
Company Nintendo / Intelligent Systems
Product / Item / Catalog Number 960701 / DMG P AYLE
Copyright *© 1995 NINTENDO.
© 1996 NINTENDO/INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS TETRIS ATTACK™ LICENSED TO NINTENDO BY THE TETRIS COMPANY. TETRIS ATTACK INSPIRED BY ORIGINAL TETRIS.
TM AND ® ARE TRADEMARKS OF NINTENDO OF AMERICA INC.
© 1996 NINTENDO OF AMERICA INC.
Other Formats Super Nintendo, Nintendo Virtual Console 3DS
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Tetris Attack for the Nintendo Game Boy

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Video Game Review (Posted on 04-26-2017)

Finally, a better sequel of Tetris; No kidding. I wasn't a big fan of the style of play in Tetris 2 but this one brings more flavor and pizazz that's fun and enjoyable.

Instead of dropping blocks and trying to fit them perfectly on the board, you're presented with blocks marked with circles, hearts, diamonds, triangles and stars. Your job is to use the two-square cursor to switch and match the blocks in sets of 3 or more (you can only switch horizontally, not vertically). Do so within the CLEAR line, which indicate that it is the "finish line" so to speak, and you're on to the next round. As you progress, the levels get more difficult and the loading of the blocks rise faster and faster.

Graphics are quite good, with nicer gradients and unique textures. The music defies Game Boy music, as it is catchy and something you'd expect playing a game like this. The controls are excellent and not once have a found a single delay, especially in the heat of the game.

The fun part is this game features characters from the hit Super Nintendo game Yoshi's Island, like Lakitu, Yoshi, Froggy and yes Bowser. If you play in STAGE CLEAR mode, all characters root for you to defeat the evil Bowser. By attacking him with blocks? Not really, but the characters state you must master the art of combos and chains within the blocks. What they mean by this is arrange the blocks in a way such that when one set is eliminated, another block drops and eliminates another set, and then another drops to explode another set and so on. Sounds easy but it isn't, so think of it a little like the infamous Rubik's Cube except doing so in eliminating the blocks and not arranging them in one solid color.

Knowing all that, you MUST defeat Bowser as he is the final opponent you must face. Bowser has an HP meter and using combos and chains knocks out his HP little by little. The more combos and chains you trigger, the faster Bowser's HP gets depleted. Do so and you win the game! The game ends with credits.

Dealing with block switching can be tedious so there is a password system for you to enter and continue where you left off, or to jump at a specific stage. Problem with the game's password system is that the password is 8 characters long! How's anyone going to memorize nor have the time to jot down that kind of password?

Other modes include Time Trial, Puzzle, Endless and VS. Com all which bring all kinds of challenges you can partake in this game.

A game that features characters from Yoshi's Island along with a brand new way of eliminating blocks makes this an excellent choice for Tetris fans of all kinds. The difficulty is just enough to keep you on your toes when a tough challenge nears in, all the while you're on your way to defeating the evil Bowser.

Highly recommended!

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© 2008-2018 written and reviewed personally by Kris Caballero.

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Video Game Credits

Tetris Attack

CREATIVE STAFF

PROGRAM CREATORS

MAIN PROGRAM
SYSTEM PROGRAM
CP PROGRAM

Yoshinori Katsuki

MENU PROGRAM
STORY PROGRAM

Satoshi Matsumura

STORY PROGRAM
COMMUNICATION PROGRAM

Hitoshi Yamagami

PROGRAM ADVISER

Shinya Yamamoto

PROGRAM ADVISER

Toshihiro Nishii


DESIGN CREATORS

DESIGN DIRECTOR
GRAPHIC DESIGN

Ryuichi Nakada

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Takehiko Hosokawa

PANEL DESIGN

Ryuji Kuwaki

TITLE DESIGN

Mary Cocoma

DESIGN ADVISER

Takashi Tezuka

DESIGN ADVISER

Youichi Kotabe

DESIGN ADVISER

Toshitaka Muramatsu

DESIGN ADVISER

Makiko Tsujino

DESIGN ADVISER

Yumiko Morisada


SOUND CREATORS

MUSIC COMPOSER
SOUND PROGRAM
SOUND EFFECTS

Masaru Tajima

MUSIC COMPOSER

Masaya Kuzume

MUSIC COMPOSER

Yuka Tsujiyoko

ORIGINAL YOSHI MUSIC

Koji Kondo

SPECIAL THANKS TO

Masafumi Sakashita

Fujiko Nomura

Tomoyoshi Yamane

Yasuo Inoue

Shinya Sano

Noriyuki Sato


Takehiro Harada

Masaru Yamanaka

Kentaro Nishimura

Kimiko Nakamichi

Takanobu Ohashi


Super Mario Club


TRANSLATORS

Phil Sandhop


Kayomi McDonald


DIRECTOR

Hitoshi Yamagami

PRODUCER

Gumpei[sic] Yokoi

TETRIS ATTACK INSPIRED BY ORIGINAL TETRIS


©1995 NINTENDO
©1996 NINTENDO /
INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS