Tetris (Nintendo)

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Tetris (Nintendo)
Basic Information
Video Game
Nintendo, Bullet Proof Software
Puzzle, Tetris
Game Boy
NES Controller
NES and Game Boy
Retail Features
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
Game Boy
August 1989
Nintendo Entertainment System
November 1989
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The Nintendo version of Tetris is a game released for the Nintendo Entertainment System. This is the officially-licensed version of the game that went on sale after Nintendo entered into a lawsuit with Atari Games over the rights to the NES version, forcing the Tengen version to be withdrawn from the market. Some players considered this version to be inferior to Tengen's. It was also released for the Gameboy as the original pack-in game that came with every Gameboy unit.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

It is a game where you control falling shapes each consisting of 4 blocks, each piece randomly selected by the computer. The object is to guide the pieces down to the bottom of the playfield and fill up rows completely with blocks, which causes the row of blocks to disappear and causes whatever blocks are stacked above them to drop down one row or so. The player must prevent the stack of unfilled rows of blocks from reaching the top or else the game will end.