Month of Nostalgic Game Reviews: Tetris (Game Boy)

04 Nov

Howdy ladies and gents and welcome to Day #4 of my Month of Nostalgic Game Reviews where I’ll be giving you reviews of some of my most nostalgic video games from my childhood. And today we have one of the most classic, legendary and most addictive games in history; Tetris (the Game Boy edition).

This is one of those games that truly doesn’t need any introduction. I mean everyone’s played it right? It’s a proven fact. Everyone’s mother, father, brother and sister, auntie, uncle, granddad and grandmother and your friends have played this game in some way shape or form. I mean it’s frigging Tetris. It’s been everywhere since the mid-1980s and if you owned a Game Boy in the past that I’m sure you had Tetris, I mean it was the mandatory game that was in everyone’s collection. All I can say is that if you’ve never experienced the addictive madness that is Tetris then I say for shame!

So what is Tetris? Well it’s a puzzle game where you take blocks and drop them into the playing field to make lines. There are seven different types of blocks to use. In order for you to advance you have to clear a set goal or clear a certain number of lines before moving onto the next level when the goal number reaches zero. As you move up levels the game speeds up requiring faster thinking and react times.

I first came across Tetris on the Game Boy and it was one of those kinds of games you couldn’t put down. It was so simple in design that anyone could play, but it was hard to master. Once the levels started to speed up it was all about seeing how far you could get in the game before you became overwhelmed and got a screen full of blocks. I just loved playing this game; I remembered exactly how it looked and the music, damn. The music in Tetris is so brutal and legendary that it’s been covered so many times over the years that it’s awesome. One my favourite versions of the “Type A” tune is the version that Doctor P did and my favourite version of “Type B” has to be the version form Super Smash Bros. Brawl, it’s just pure awesomeness! It was a great game to play as a kid because it required a lot of focus and when playing around your family or friends you want to see how far you can go and get a score that they can’t beat. Though as much as I loved the Game Boy edition I would say there is another I version of Tetris I love more so… Tetris DS!

The best version of Tetris in my opinion yo 😀

When I got this game for my DS I became addicted, all of the new modes and Nintendo-themed levels and visual and audio presentation on these new modes was insane and so nostalgic! I honestly played for ages and playing the Metroid-themed one wasn’t even proper Tetris but that mode was honestly the most fun out of all of the entire game was definitely the most addictive!

Anyway to summarize Tetris is a game that anyone can play, but its great fun especially when multiplayer is involved. Competitive Tetris is like Mario Kart, you will fall out with your friends and family over it if you lose lol. Anyway I just wanted to say that I loved Tetris as a kid and still love it thanks to the DS version which I highly recommend yo! 😀

Well that’s the 4th review done, check back tomorrow for some more nostalgic games people. 🙂


Posted by on November 4, 2012 in Game Reviews, Media, Reviews, Video Games


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2 responses to “Month of Nostalgic Game Reviews: Tetris (Game Boy)

  1. Nostra

    November 5, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Those screenshots bring back memories. Although I didn’t have a lot of games for my Gameboy I used to play it a lot. I think I sold it eventually….should have kept it for nostalgic reasons 🙂

    • Hypersonic55

      November 5, 2012 at 11:33 am

      Ah that’s shame, nostalgia is a great reason to keep things. As for me I think my sister stil has her copy of Tetris though the Game Boy Pocket we used to play on I dunno if that’s still around in our house haha. Anyways thanks for commenting yo 🙂


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