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Wordtris

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Download wordtris_cd.zip (3.38 MB)
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
Emulation
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

It feels like one of those obvious ideas that's not quite practical: Tetris with letters, with columns disappearing as they form words. Certainly, a lot of tweaking has gone into making it playable: each letter's probability of appearing is weighted (as in Scrabble), a Q is usually followed by a U, there are occasional 'eraser' blocks to deal with truly unplayable letters, and the whole game is played in a water-filled well (allowing even more combinations to be formed and disappear as the old blocks sink under new ones.) Thankfully, all this work pays off: Wordtris' carefully designed balance makes it at least as addicting as anything else in the Tetris series, while being much more intellectually stimulating.

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See also: Tetris Gold

This game is also available for DOS, Game Boy and SNES.

Compatibility
Architecture: 68k

Color version requires 256 colors.

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MCP's picture
by MCP - 2011, February 1 - 6:27pm

Just updating these games to the better versions with online manual from the Tetris Gold CD, and in disk image format. If you've already got Tetris Gold downloaded, you don't need this.