Tetris Worlds Online - Xbox

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Viewed: 2D Static screen Genre:
Puzzle: Falling Blocks
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: THQ Soft. Co.: THQ
Publishers: THQ (GB)
Released: 3 Oct 2003 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 3+
Connectivity: Xbox Live
Accessories: Memory Unit


Almost 20 years on since Russian student Alexei Pajitnov first devised the concept on an ancient Electronica 60 computer, the classic falling block puzzle game Tetris is still going strong across the current generation of gaming hardware. This latest release for the Xbox is more of a slight revision than a new game in its own right though, as it basically bolts on support for Xbox Live to 2002's Tetris Worlds.

Sticking closely to the same tried-and-tested formula, Tetris Worlds places the player in a universe where Tetris is played in different ways on six different planets. Players can test their skills in the most popular versions of Tetris, or try out the latest cutting-edge variations, such as Hot-Line Tetris, Cascade Tetris and Fusion Tetris.

Two main game modes feature, allowing players to take on the normal Tetris challenge or, alternatively, test their Tetris ranks with two-minute games. A multiplayer mode is also present, enabling up to four players to play against one another.

The main (and only) additional feature in this particular version of Tetris Worlds is its online support. Via Xbox Live, players can now take part in all the multiplayer modes on a much grander scale and, as such, show off their block rotating and positioning skills internationally. You never know, you might find the game's creator looming about in cyberspace.