Tetris concludes our journey via the U.S. Digital Boy library

…besides it isn’t truly Tetris, is it?

It looks like we solely simply began our journey via the Digital Boy library, and but right here we’re with the 14th and remaining U.S. entry within the Digital Boy catalog: Three-D Tetris. This might have made for a neat bookened to the system’s run; in any case, Digital Boy was very a lot a follow-on from Sport Boy, a console that launched within the U.S. with Tetris in tow. However the filthy little lie of Three-D Tetris is that it’s not Tetris in any respect! As a substitute, it is extra like knockoff of Blockout. Effectively, I suppose you would name it a Welltris clone, however Welltris is a knockoff of Blockout, so… you already know. All roads result in and many others. and many others.

I wished to take pleasure in Three-D Tetris greater than I did, but it surely’s simply not enjoyable. The motion alternates between stultifyingly gradual and overly sophisticated with out ever discovering a cheerful floor in between, and it has essentially the most headache-inducing visuals since Purple Alarm… fittingly, on condition that this additionally comes from Purple Alarm developer T&E Tender. At the least their Golf recreation was good. That places them one up on J-Wing or Athena, as we’ll see.

This will likely have been the ultimate U.S. Digital Boy launch and the ultimate formally licensed recreation revealed for Digital Boy worldwide, however we’re not carried out with Digital Boy but. There are nonetheless seven Japan-exclusive titles for us to deal with… and on prime of that, there’s fairly a little bit of attention-grabbing homebrew and leaked unpublished materials to discover. 

Earlier than we leap into the Japan-only stuff, my eyes want a quick respite to take a look at NES and Tremendous NES video games. Within the meantime, why not click on via to the Digital Boy Works playlist and spend a few hours catching up with the story up to now?


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