Tetris 2 (1993 video game)

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Tetris 2
Tetris 2 NES.jpg
NES version cover art
Developer(s)Nintendo R&D1 (NES)
Tose (Game Boy)
Nintendo (Super NES)
Publisher(s)Nintendo
Composer(s)Mitsuhiko Takano
Miyuki Uemura
SeriesTetris Edit this on Wikidata
Platform(s)Game Boy
NES
Super NES
Release1993
1994
Genre(s)Puzzle
Mode(s)Single-player
Multiplayer

Tetris 2 (known in Japan as Tetris Flash Japanese: テトリスフラッシュ) is a video game published in 1993 and 1994 by Nintendo for the Game Boy, Nintendo Entertainment System and Super Nintendo Entertainment System.[1]

Gameplay[edit]

As a variation of the Tetris concept, rather than having the objective of matching horizontal lines of blocks which descend from the top of the screen as tetrominos, instead the player matches the colours of the descending blocks (which include irregular tetromino shapes) to blocks already fixed on the game board, which causes blocks to disappear from the board when three blocks of the same colour are matched, in a manner similar to the puzzle video game Dr. Mario.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
Famitsu21/40(NES)[2]
23/40(GB)[3]
Electronic Gaming Monthly6.3/10 (NES)[4]
8/10 (SNES)[5]
Game Players52% (NES)[6]
GamePro5/5 (SNES)[7]
Nintendo Power2.95/5 (NES)[8]
3.875/5 (SNES)[9]

Electronic Gaming Monthly gave the SNES version an 8 out of 10, saying that "If you were a fan of the first one, then this one will definitely please." They particularly praised the backgrounds and the two-player mode.[5]

Reviews of the NES version were more mixed. The magazine Game Players, who reviewed the NES released in February 1994, called Tetris 2 "a disappointing attempt for puzzle fans who have patiently waited for this sequel."[6] Famitsu gave it a score of 21 out of 40.[2] Famitsu also gave the GameBoy version a 23 out of 40 score.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-20. Retrieved 2015-02-04.
  2. ^ a b "テトリスフラッシュ [ファミコン] / ファミ通.com". www.famitsu.com. Retrieved 2018-07-29.
  3. ^ a b "テトリスフラッシュ [ゲームボーイ] / ファミ通.com". www.famitsu.com. Retrieved 2018-07-29.
  4. ^ Electronic Gaming Monthly. December 1993.
  5. ^ a b "Review Crew: Tetris 2". Electronic Gaming Monthly. Ziff Davis (63): 34. October 1994.
  6. ^ a b Game Players. February 1994.
  7. ^ GamePro. November 1, 1994.
  8. ^ Nintendo Power. January 1, 1994.
  9. ^ Nintendo Power. July 1, 1994.