Video Game Review (Posted on 04-25-2017)
The sequel to the popular classic Tetris
has finally arrived and comes with a bigger challenge and twist.
While the premise is very much similar, changes have been made to this release. This time, white, black and grey blocks are scattered on the board and your job is to eliminate the blocks using the random Tetris blocks to match with, and eliminate. If anything, killing off the blinking blocks, erases ALL the blocks of that particular color thus itching closer to beating the level. The rounds get more difficult, with more blocks showing up and scattered about on the board.
The graphics are really nice, though relatively similar to Tetris
with some added gradients. The music is quite catchy but it's okay; According to my research, none of the tracks represent any classical music, namely from the Russian musical library.
Playing this game reminds me a lot of the classic Dr. Mario
. Maybe because I'm terrible at this game, but this sequel is the most confusing yet frustrating game I have played to this date. I'm so used to trying to get the WHOLE block to match the white/black/grey blocks but some are not fully detached from the clumps of pieces you're forced to play with on the game. Either that, or I'm still stuck on the Dr. Mario
style of gameplay.
I haven't seen very much time attack or high scoring videos based off this game, compared to its predecessor. For me personally, it was too mind-boggling which may be miscontrued as shown by my rating for this game. Now, yes, I understand that just because you're terrible at playing a game doesn't mean it's bad. However, if you have a copy of this game, or decide to play it via emulation, you'll be a tad bit confused as I was. Then again, perhaps you'll pick it up no problem, or you'll turn the system off and move on to another game. Whatever the case, it wasn't impressive for me.
While most Tetris
fans will find this new challenge a unique and fun one, there are some which may not find this as enjoyable as the puzzle game(s) we're all so used to playing. It all depends on how you take in this game's challenge, but while I love a good challenge, this style of play was too ununsual for me to take in. Any of those who feel the same, ought to stick to the original Tetris
and/or stick with the other classic Dr. Mario
You also want to stick to getting some max-level boost with Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns
© 2008-2017 written and reviewed personally by Kris Caballero.
Video Game Ratings
Video Game Credits
"TM and ©1987 ELORG
Tetris 2 is a registered trademark
Tetris 2 licensed to
Bullet-Proof Software and
Sublicensed to Nintendo
©1989 Bullet-Proof Software
©1989, 1993 Nintendo
All Rights Reserved
Original Tetris Concept,
design and program by Alexey Pazhitnov[sic]."