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Topic: Is there anyone out there who enjoys Tetris Worlds?

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LinktotheFuture

I am thinking about getting Tetris Worlds for GBA, but I have heard a lot of negative things about it. I know nothing about it, except that it is a Tetris game, so I am thinking how bad can it be? Anyone's opinion would be much appreciated.

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The_Ink_Pit_Ox

It has various different versions of Tetris, if you like that kind of thing. If you press L+START on the game select screen, you can play the "popular" (i.e. classic) version of Tetris.

For music, you get the Tetris Theme (called "Faster"), the Sugarplum Fairy (called "Sugared Cubes"), and NES music B (called "Mino Uet"). There are a few others, including a "Tetris Theme" that bears no resemblence whatsoever to the classic theme. I got it last year because I wanted a Tetris game for handheld (I had a Game Gear as a kid, so no Tetris GB). It was $5 on Amazon, and turned out to be a better move than ordering the $50 Tetris DS.

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iphys

Ugh, this was the most disappointing Tetris game I ever bought. The thing that pissed me off the most was there's no score for marathon, so basically you just play until it ends and then it tells you what rank tetris master you are. Once you get 10th degree tetris master, there's no reason to keep playing it. The infinite spin and hold piece make this game way too easy to get back-to-back tetrises and never top out, and while you can T-spin in this game, it's not like you can score points for doing it to try to get some impressive high score, so this game has no real point or challenge. I think this game might also be the first one that used the 7-piece bag where you're guaranteed to get an I in every bag of pieces, so the whole risk and fun of stacking for tetrises and hoping the I would come before you topped out got removed. If you want to play Tetris on your GBA, I'd say get the GB Tetris games instead: Tetris, Tetris Plus, and Tetris DX are all better games than this. Magical Tetris Challenge is probably even a better game than this, lol.

CrazyOtto

Never played Tetris Worlds, but I have played Tetris Plus!

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The_Ink_Pit_Ox

@iphys: Please note the Easter egg I mentioned above. It's the classic Tetris without any gimmicks.

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Sean_Aaron

Infinite spin is easily countered by slamming pieces down; hold can be turned off. I disliked the fact that no options are retained in memory so if you don't like the hold or piece preview functions you need to go into options and turn them off every time you play -- lame!

Otherwise I thought it was pretty decent, though I'm not the Tetris fan I used to be so I sold it. If I play a puzzle game on the GBA it's one of the mini-games in Tron 2.0, Mr. Driller A (highly recommended) or Shanghai Advance.

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iphys

Yeah, the popular mode is the only thing worth playing on the game, but I found it a little too plain for my liking and went back to playing Tetris DX. No battery save is ridiculous for a GBA cart when Tetris Plus and Tetris DX had it. Another annoying thing about this game was the stupid things that fly around on the screen and distract you while you're trying to play it. Can't believe I paid $60 for this game when it came out. For GBA, I'd much rather play the homebrew game Lockjaw.

Sean_Aaron

Yeah the little cubes making disapproving faces did get quit annoying especially since it seemed to have little bearing on how we'll you're doing!

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LinktotheFuture

What about the Gamecube version? Does it save your data?

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he say that girls enjoy tetris alot

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LinktotheFuture

@Sean Aaron I have Tetris Party, and I agree it is awesome, but the collector in me wants every version of Tetris.

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luigiman2

I had Tetris for Gameboy Advance but then I got tired of gameboy and got a DS.

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iphys

I'm trying to collect every relevant Tetris game too. For historical purposes, this is an important game where many of the current features of Tetris originated, so it's maybe not so horrible to buy a copy if you can get one cheap, but just don't expect to get more than a few hours of gameplay out of it before you go back to playing your other better Tetris games.

The GameCube does save states with a memory card, so I would hope it does save the data for Tetris Worlds, but I don't own the GC version so I can't tell you for sure. However, I've heard Popular mode is not included on the GC version, so that's one drawback (unless you don't care about playing classic Tetris, because you own the real classics anyway).

LinktotheFuture

@iphys I just read the IGN review, and it said that classic Tetris is one of the modes, so I think it is on there. They did only give it a 4.6 though.

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iphys

Just read it, and what they call classic Tetris isn't really a classic styled Tetris, but just the standard Tetris game mode that is so crippled in this game. For a second I got excited when they mentioned points, but if you read the faqs on gamefaqs it's actually just the lines they award you for leveling up. Basically, they award you more lines than you actually cleared for doing Tetrises or T-spins, but that just levels you up faster, so you finish the final level sooner, but it doesn't really allow you to get a higher score the way Tetrises traditionally do. Sounds like it does save your records though, not that the game has any meaningful records to save.

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