Video Game Title: "Tetris Blast"

PROFILE

Game Title
Tetris Blast

Description
Puzzle Action With A Blast!

Have a BLAST! The favorite puzzle sensation EXPLODES back on the Game Boy scene! Test your dexterity at the highest level yet! With rapid moves align blocks containing explosive bombs and clear away the screen. KA-BLAAM!! In FIGHT MODE build a mega bomb and take out menacing enemies that threaten your progress, BOOM! You've never experienced Tetris like this before! It's DYNAMITE!

• Three different modes! New block shapes!
• Outwit dangerous and evil characters in Fight Mode!
• Awesome 2-player VS action with Game Link!
• Compatible with Super Game Boy for incredible sound and color!
• Password feature.


ISBN / Bar Code number
0 45496 73049 9

Video Format
1.33:1 (4:3) / Full Screen

Audio Format
Stereo

Disk/Cartridge Count
One (1)

Language(s)
English

Genre
Puzzle

Rated
K-A - Kids to Adults

Region(s)
NTSC / PAL

Specification
Monochrome (Color via Super Game Boy)

Developed by
Nintendo / B.P.S. / Elorg / TOSE

Licensed by
Nintendo®

Catalog Number
DMG P ASBE

Item Number
60222

Released
March 1995 (JP), January 1996 (US), 1996 (EU)

Copyright
TM AND ® ARE TRADEMARKS OF NINTENDO OF AMERICA INC.
© 1996 NINTENDO OF AMERICA INC.
© 1995, 1996 B.P.S. LICENSED TO NINTENDO.
© 1987 ELORG. © 1989 NINTENDO. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. TETRIS BLAST IS A TRADEMARK OF ELORG. TETRIS CONCEPT BY ALEXEY PAJITNOV.
TETRIS BLAST CONCEPT BY APE.

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Tetris Blast for the Nintendo Game Boy


Video Game Review (Posted on 04-27-2017)

You Tetris fans must love Tetris Week here at SHOWSOTROS! which is an exclusive showcase reviewing the block-stacking classic. I'm certain you'll have a "blast" with this one: Tetris Blast!

This game harkens back to the original concept that made Tetris a mega-hit. With the option to have 2 players, there are three modes: CONTEST, TRAINING and FIGHT. What the Contest Mode features is very much clear the board and you advance to the next stage; The Training Mode is specifically a mode to train your stacking skills; Lastly, the Fight Mode is the one where you challenge against characters only exclusive here on Tetris Blast.

As you can tell, this version includes a ball in one of the pieces. This ball acts as a bomb to explode off the completed lines and pieces of the blocks on each line. The more of these explosive spheres you stack on each line, the faster it eliminates that very line and the lines on top and on the bottom of it. If you stack up four balls in a cube, it converts into one large explosive sphere, which can come in handy when you bust your skills in FIGHT Mode.

On FIGHT Mode, you'll find yourself in a challenge against eight characters, and they are as follows: Cubit, Snaptor, Gloop, Creepa, Squidly, Dug Grub, Shadow and B-Boy. Looking at these enemies, they can perfectly pass off as emojis lots of smartphone and social media users use to add some emotion on their statuses. Anyway, the most difficult enemy I've dealt with has to be Shadow who not only adds rows and rows of blocks but petrifies the blocks that drop restricting you from moving the block to the desired position. Defeat all 8 enemies and you win! The game ends with credits.

The graphics are good but not as artistic and detailed compared to Tetris Attack. The sound/music is fine but I'm still stuck in that whole classical Russian music from the original game. The controls are, as always, excellent and not a single hang-up did I experience during gameplay.

When you play this game on the Super Game Boy, I feel that some graphical borders were lazily done. Nevertheless, it's better than no custom graphics at all, but it's not too big a deal.

Some critics find this game so much better than Tetris 2 (I thought I was the only one). There's something to be had with this game and it will certainly challenge you to a limit. In other words, hurry up and play this game!

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© 2008-2017 written and reviewed personally by Kris Caballero.

Video Game Ratings

My Rating:
100% 0%

Fan Rating:


Video Game Credits

Tetris Blast

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Henk Rogers

PRODUCER
Takehiro Moriyama

DIRECTOR
Toshihiko Kitazawa

PROGRAM
Hirakky

GRAPHIC
Yanote
Zed
Fumiko

MUSIC
Niwaka-Zu
BunbunMaru
Lah++
Gockey7 Arrived

SOUND/SE
Lah++

Quality Assurance
Kimio Matsumura
Norio Fujita
Hideki Murata
Mariko Hakone
Eijiro Okamoto
Hiroto Amano
Norifumi Hara
Kayo Nishihara
Susumu Ogata

TETRIS BLAST SUPERVISOR
Tsunekaz Ishihara

BOMBLISS DESIGNED BY
Akihiko Miura

GAME DESIGN
Toshihiko Kitazawa
Ituki Sera

PRESENTED BY NINTENDO


Thank you for playing!
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