One other Tetris sport kicks off the Digital Boy’s Japan-only lineup

No, actually, this one’s truly Tetris.

Just a few weeks again, we accomplished our tour by way of the American Digital Boy catalog with a take a look at the ultimate official launch for the system wherever on the planet: Three-D Tetris. Regardless of its identify, nevertheless, Three-D Tetris wasn’t actually a Tetris sport. As a substitute, it owed extra to Blockout or, if you wish to hold it within the household, Welltris. It was OK, however not nice—actually not a patch on this week’s highlighted launch, which sees us touring again in time just a few months to take a look at the primary Digital Boy sport to be launched solely in Japan.

That sport, V-Tetris, truly does belong to the Tetris household. And on prime of that, it is also fairly entertaining!

A lot of the modes current in V-Tetris quantity to Tetris however with crimson graphics and clowns. There may be, nevertheless, a 3rd play mode distinctive to V-Tetris that turns the motion into one thing distinctive throughout the franchise. It is mainly double-width Tetris, with the surplus columns shuffled into the background to function each a kind of “penalty field” and a holding pen for superior methods. It is arduous to explain in phrases, so why not watch the video above and see what we missed out on?

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