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My most ambitious project to date: A Tetris clone, stylized to look and function exactly like the original Gameboy Tetris (accurate resolution, music, colors, scoring, piece rotation, and gameplay.) The only difference is the "Player 2" option on the home screen has been changed to "Options."

I started this about three months ago and then other, more important things came up, and with the fall semester right around the corner, I don't know if I'll ever have the time to finish it. Believe it or not, the hardest thing about this was making the menus function like the real game.

WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE:

  1. Options screen

  2. Go to highscore screen after death (and results screen for game type B)

  3. High score board implementation

  4. Authentic game music recorded from my Gameboy



CONTROLS:
Classic Gameboy:

Move Right - D
Move Left - A
Soft Drop - S
Rotate Clockwise - K
Rotate Counter Clockwise - J

Accept (for menus) - B or K
Back (for menus) - J


Alternate Controls:

Move Right - Right Arrow
Move Left - Left Arrow
Soft Drop - Down Arrow
Rotate Counter Clockwise - Up Arrow

Accept (for menus) - Enter
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Star-Rice Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how in this hell doesn't this have more favorites?! Its the best tetris game on teh face of the planet. Why? Because it IS TETRIS. The onlly thing it needs is music. That is ALL. I still have this game and one of those two pound gameboys to play it on. Also, this is like the only tetris game that will run on my computer (which is a POS) since it isn't overloaded with dumbass effects <333

I love you so much. *plays at school*
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ElectricRain Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Thanks! Here's a bonus tip: hold down shift whenever you need a straight block!!
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fiddlestickUPINDIS Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008  Hobbyist Filmographer
addictive
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:iconelectricrain:
ElectricRain Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
Then I made it right!
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Redds Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so fucking awesome I could kill you.

One thing though, in the GB when a line disappears, the flashing is faster, and it takes a slightly shorter time to disappear. But nothing too drastic. People won't even notice.
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ElectricRain Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
Thanks! If I ever get around to finishing it, I'll make the blinking go faster.
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skin-and-teeth Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
Colin, you kick some serious ass. This is awesome, plays great.
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:iconelectricrain:
ElectricRain Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
Thanks man.
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psykopath Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
Wow, this looks so sweet :D Music and score boards will definitely complete it, but what options does tetris have/need? I dunno cos I never played it on GameBoy.

Oh, "Rotate Counter Clockwise - J or W
"
. W doesn't work for me.
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ElectricRain Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
The original didn't have options, but this one needs stuff like sound effects on/off and a place where you can customize your controls (like make up rotate the other direction.) Stuff like that.

I just realized why W doesn't work; because WSAD/JK are supposed to act like the Gameboy controls, and up doesn't rotate the block on the Gameboy (you have to use a and b (which are j and k in this).) Thanks for pointing that out, I fixed the description.
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minaturecookie Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
Jepessen, a light frame? Cor, I was using a torch between my neck and shoulder :P

Anywho, not to say that I died at all - but there appears to be no way to "Try again", I keep having to refresh the page.. I've pushed just about every key on my keyboard to try and make it work :P
But that is brilliant, Tetris! :D Didn't they always make it so you could see how you'd died in the Tetris games? Leaving your game up there until starting a new one? I'd quite like that, could well just be me, though :)

Great game =]
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jepessen Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008   Digital Artist
I had the frame with the gamboy, in the same pack... I'll post a photo if I'll find it again...
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ElectricRain Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
Yeah, I now about the game-over problem (it's under the "what needs to be done" section of the description). This is an unfinished game, after all.

About the show-you-how-you-died thing, the original Gameboy version didn't show you how you died, it just filled up to the top with blocks like this version. I tried to copy the Gameboy version as much as I could. (:
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minaturecookie Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
Ohhh, my fault - I didn't read that :)
Very good job on it, anyhow =]
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:iconelectricrain:
ElectricRain Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
Thank you!
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:iconjepessen:
jepessen Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008   Digital Artist
Beatiful!!!!!
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:iconelectricrain:
ElectricRain Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
Thank you! It'll be even more awesome when/if sound is put in.
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:iconjepessen:
jepessen Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008   Digital Artist
It's fantastic even without sounds. It remembers me when I played with gamboy in my bed in the middle of night...
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:iconelectricrain:
ElectricRain Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
Haha, how could you see your Gameboy in the middle of the night? I still have to play mine under a fucking flood light just to see the damn pixels!
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jepessen Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008   Digital Artist
I had a light frame that can be attached to the gamboy to light the screen.
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:iconelectricrain:
ElectricRain Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
That's pretty badass right there.
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HopesDieLast Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
wooo awesome =D
i'm gonna test that :)
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ElectricRain Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
Awesome, let me know what you think.
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