Retro Let's Play: "Tetris" (1984)

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  1. Imitation

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    Not Tetris at all but my family used to play Beyond Columns on PC.

    https://classicreload.com/beyond-columns.html



    J / Left arrow - Left
    L / Right arrow - Right
    Spacebar / Down arrow - Instant drop
    K - change order (i thought up worked when I played it years ago but not here..?)

    Was pretty good because it's one of the only times I can remember the entire family playing a game together / competitively. We never had a console but always had a computer since mid/late 80's.
     
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    Columns was a pretty interesting take on Tetris. I think it was a valiant effort, but was missing a few features to bring it past its limits. Easy to say in hind sight, of course.

    Klax was another that I thought had some good ideas, but missed the boat.



    Where it started to get great was Puyo Puyo. My favourite was Super Puyo Puyo on Super Famicom. Oddly it got localised as Kirby and Sonic games in the west. I spent a hell of a lot of hours on this on both SNES and in arcades:



    And then following on from there, Super Puzzle Fighter. It added enough unique gameplay elements to stand on its own, but the Capcom characters add to the charm.



    Back to Puyo Puyo, I loved Puyo Puyo Fever 2 as well, although I could never find human opponents willing to play. The "Fever" mode made punishing your opponent a pretty merciless affair:



    And coming full circle, now there's a Puyo Puyo vs Tetris game for Switch. I haven't tried it yet, but would love to check it out.

     
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    Best game intro/slogan ever
     
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    Yep! I 100% agree with you, probably the most full featured port for a mobile device, but it also captures the "spirit" of the original.

    After she stopped hitting me, I very, very carefully didn't laugh. I actually went outside and weeded. Then apologised. And made dinner.

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    LCII Tetris.jpg

    A bit of Tetris action on the Macintosh LC II?
     
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    Ha! Arguably one of the best time wasters ever! I bought Tetris on the PS4 when I found it on their store. The family quite frequently enjoy a 4 player battle of Tetris. The 3DS version is almost identical to the PS4 copy.

    As a side note, I thought I'd share the Arduboy with you. I backed the original, and update on Kickstarter and have two of the consoles now, but not their licensed "Tetris" version.....yet! Best thing is, it fits in your wallet, about the width of 5 credit cards.
     
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    I grew up playing the Sega Mega Drive version.
    May still have it, will have to check

     
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    Gargoyles Quest done:

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    If you're on Twitter or Instagram, check the #beatit2018 tag.
     
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    All the things I didn't known I needed in my life :p

    I recently finished Watch Dogs 2 (at least the main game) and am making my way through WD1 now.
     
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    Puyo Puyo Tetris for Nintendo Switch is on sale both in the Nintendo eStore, and apparently also at Big W on clearance for $19.

     
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    hangin out for Tetris Effect...may temp me to get a PSVR
     
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    My subscription of "Retro Gamer Magazine" arrived yesterday, and they're covering a huge amount of Tetris stuff - different ports and versions, clones, developer interviews, and tonnes of other cool stuff.

    Great magazine to subscribe to if you love old fashioned print articles about old video games.

    retro_gamer_tetris.jpg
     
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    I have the entire set of Retrogamer including the original releases and DVD covers. Would hate to try to build a set now if i started new. Even the Last Gamer doesn't have a full set

    BTW just picked up CIB Tetris and Tetris 2 on the Famicom. Found them at Book Off for about $15 for both. Bargain!
     
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    I'm sure Joel's crying into his multi million dollar games and sports car collection. ("I'm just a pinball technician", my arse). :lol:
     
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    Some interesting commentary on that one, Looks like an interesting take on the genre. The newer the game, the more forgiving it is to the player.
     
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    Pretty common with remakes, for a host of reasons. One of which is taking games that targetted "expert" players (whether that was originally intentional or not) and making them more inclusive to a wider range of players in later years typically yields better sales.

    "Metroid" will be coming up in a short while for this series, and it's a great example of a tough game with an official remake that was far easier.
     
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    Some good footage of the original PDP-11 Russian Tetris running on real hardware:

     
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