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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.


  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

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*
ElectricRain Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Thanks! Here's a bonus tip: hold down shift whenever you need a straight block!!
fiddlestickUPINDIS Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008  Hobbyist Filmographer
ElectricRain Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
Then I made it right!
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.
ElectricRain Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
Thanks! If I ever get around to finishing it, I'll make the blinking go faster.
skin-and-teeth Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
Colin, you kick some serious ass. This is awesome, plays great.
ElectricRain Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
Thanks man.
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.
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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