is a puzzle video game
developed by Natsume
and published by Jaleco
for arcades exclusively in Japan
in 1996, and was ported to the Game Boy
, Sega Saturn
, and PlayStation
later that year. The game would be followed by a sequel, Tetris Plus 2
, in 1997.
The game consists of two main modes, Classic Mode and Puzzle Mode. Classic Mode functions like the original Tetris
game for the Game Boy except with different music and visuals. However, because the cartridge has battery-powered SRAM
, it also has the ability to remember your high-scores, unlike the original Game Boy game. Puzzle Mode is a twist on the classic gameplay that provides a new scenario. Also included is an editor for making Puzzle levels, and Link capability for going head-to-head with another player in either game mode. The Console Versions also have a two player Versus Mode which is essentially puzzle mode with two players racing for the finish line.
The biggest addition to Tetris
Plus is the Puzzle Mode. The player starts by choosing any of four world locations: Maya, Knossos, Egypt, or Angkor Wat. The final area, Atlantis, is unlocked by successfully completing the other four stages (in any order). Each of the four locations has a different level set. Once the game starts, the player is presented with a cluster of pre-placed bricks, and the professor enters the play-area through a disappearing gate. The objective is to get the professor to the bottom of the screen, by placing blocks and... Read More