|Developer(s)||Doka, Sphere, Inc, Bullet-Proof Software|
USA: Spectrum HoloByte
|Designer(s)||Alexey Pajitnov, Andrei Sgenov|
|Release date(s)||DOS: 1989
Welltris is a puzzle video game, developed by Doka and licensed to Bullet-Proof Software. Adaptations were made by Sphere, Inc for Spectrum Holobyte, and by Infogrames. It was originally released for DOS and Macintosh in 1989. It was subsequently ported to the Amiga and Atari ST in 1990 and the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64 in 1991.
Welltris was the first Tetris sequel designed by original designer Alexey Pajitnov, with Andrei Sgenov. It retains that game's falling-block puzzle gameplay but extends the pit into three dimensions while the blocks remain two-dimensional, with the board viewed from above.
The ZX Spectrum version had luke-warm reviews, with CRASH awarding 79%, Sinclair User awarded 45% and Your Sinclair gave 79%. The actual gameplay and addictiveness were highlighted as good areas, but criticisms included the fiddly controls and minimal sound and looks.
- CRASH issue 87, April 1991
- Sinclair User issue 110
- Your Sinclair issue 64, April 1991
- Zzap!64 issue 71, March 1991 at the Def Guide to Zzap!64
- Lesser, Hartley, Patricia, and Kirk (July 1990). "The Role of Computers". Dragon (159): 47–53.