Tetris Demo Beta

Tetris Demo Beta is a homebrew game for the Nintendo 64 by FusionMan. It was released in order to participate in the 1998 Presence of Mind homebrew contest. The official Dextrose release date is 03 Jan 1998, but the file’s metadata dates it to 29 Dec 1997. There isn’t much information about the file that isn’t just the abvious information that you’d get from just playing the ROM.

You can find the game here.

Description

Basic Tetrisclone, very beta as there was no time to finish it.

Video

Info files
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This production was provided to the World-First N64-Demo-Competition
                         organized by Dextrose !

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(   the dextrose demo competition '98   )
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Game text:
Use controller 1 to move
By FuSION MaN 97
[email protected]://ganga.demon.co.uk

About Tetris Demo Beta

The game is fairly bare-bones, but there is still a few things of interest to note about it, mostly what is missing for it to be a good Tetris game.

  • First, the heading in the game contains an email, for a domain that doesn’t point to a working server anymore.
  • The game was released before completion because it had to be delivered in time for Presence of Mind.
  • The Tetris game itself has a few odd things about it.
    • There are two brick sprites that float around the screen. One that moves from left to right constantly, and the other that moves with the joystick.
    • Only I, O and T – style tetraminos exist in this game. Oddly enough, those are the ones that are (linearly) symmetrical.
    • The rows don’t disappear when you complete them. This makes it so that the objective of the game is to drop the blocks as slowly as possible to survive.
    • Pressing down drops the blocks, while pressing up brings them to the top. This allows the blocks to get stuck above the left and right barriers.
    • There is no game over screen, the game just stops.
    • Rotation is done with the joystick, not any of the buttons, making it very difficult to get the T-blocks to orient themselves as you want them to.

Though the game has many flaws, it’s still interesting to see how someone can make a Tetris clone for the Nintendo 64 work to the point where the basics are set in place. Have a look at it if you have the chance to.

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