is a puzzle game
for the Nintendo 64
. It was released only in Japan
in 1998. The whole game is in English. It is the only Nintendo 64 game that can make use of the Nintendo 64's bio sensor which was included with the game.Tetris 64
offers a few variations on the original Tetris
- Tetris - The standard tetris game not differing from the original.
- Giga Tetris - The normal tetris game, but with oversized tetrominoes which break up into smaller pieces.
- Bio Tetris - The normal tetris game using the bio sensor. The game is sped up or slowed down depending on the user's heart rate.
The bio sensor is a Nintendo 64
accessory produced by SETA
and only available in Japan. It was sold on its own or packaged with Tetris 64
. The bio sensor looks like a Nintendo 64 controller pak
with a wire coming out of it with a clip on the end. One end of the sensor plugs into the extension port on the Nintendo 64 controller, and the other end clips onto the player's ear
. The device measures the user's heart rate.
The game was praised for its multiplayer mode, which at the time was the only Nintendo 64 Tetris
game which allowed 4 player mode, while most puzzle games still had not made the step into the four-player arena,
- "Tetris 64 manages to do so and delivers the best possible multiplayer gameplay." (IGN)
The game was also recommended for import
to English speaking territories because all in-game text is in English.The game was criticized however... Read More