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  • Summary: For over a decade, the Tetris series has made an appearance on every game system. Tetris Worlds continues that streak, bringing their distinct brand of simple, yet addictive gameplay to the current generation of systems. Small shapes called Tetraminoes fall from the top of the screen to the bottom and you must rotate them and fit them together to complete lines. The game features six different variations of the classic Tetris, multiplayer mode for up to four players, and six different worlds. Sound easy? Once you start, you can't stop. Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 5 out of 10
  1. Surprisingly, this game still manages to entertain, and is easily one of the best party games I still own.
  2. Give it time. Don't expect to love it if you're not a Tetris fan. But if you loved the original Tetris, then play this new addition for a while. Soon enough, you'll discover the beauty of the game.
  3. Tetris will always be fun. The question is whether you're willing to shell out $30 for the privilege. [Oct 2002, p.109]
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    The intended visual and aural "improvements" to the GameCube and Xbox versions were a waste of time. Instead the gameplay should have been totally reworked.
  5. The biggest disappointment is the game's multiplayer mode; there's now way to send blocks or any manner of taunts to your opponent. For shame. [Fall 2002, p.121]
  6. Cutting edge software this is not, and when you consider that it’s a port of existing PS2 and GameCube games, you realise that this is a simple cash-in.
  7. Even the inclusion of some new game variations (for Tetris anyways) cannot eliminate the feeling of having been here, done that, and seen everything there is to see many times before.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 3 out of 5
  1. JoeB.
    Sep 6, 2002
    If you like Tetris you will love Tetris World. "If it ain't broke don't fix it!!!" Just because it's not new and doesn't push the Xbox to the full doesn't mean that it's not still one of the most enjoyable and adictive games ever. Expand
  2. Feb 13, 2011
    If you love Tetris you might like this game, everyone else will be bored and want a more rewarding experience, this really isn't as fun as Tetris it's a huge disappointment, but again if you like Tetris you might like this but I doubt it you'll probably just want to stick with regular Tetris. Expand
  3. RussM.
    Jul 27, 2002
    Tetris is a great game on its own, but it does need some spice for the 21st century. Unfortunately, the "spice" THQ added for this addition doesn't taste good. I was terribly addicted to "The New Tetris" on the Nintendo 64 and this edition seemed like a promising evolution, but the gameplay changes have left me nothing but frustrated. One big ticket item: You can't play the "story mode" in multiplayer like in "The New Tetris". Part of the draw of modern Tetris games is the multiplayer. TNT had a magical blend that allowed you to continue making progress toward the greater goal while competing with your friends and recording your high scores. Tetris Worlds does nothing of the sort and leaves you with nothing to show for your efforts when you decide you've had enough for the night. Expand
  4. Uter
    Dec 25, 2003
    This is the WORST tetris game ever created. How could they screw up a tetris game? you might ask... I know, you'd think it would be challenging not to put out a decent product when using such a tried and true franchise. But SP Software somehow did it. The scary part is that the Xbox version is the best of the 3. (It includes the option to not use a couple of their horrible additions to the game - the ps2 and gc games don't have the option). Expand
    Feb 20, 2004
    IT SUCKS! The game is, like, retarded! TOTALLY!!