Tetris Evolution - Review

Tetris Evolution
Ages: Everyone

What do you do when there is a game that is more that twenty years old, totally addicting, simple to play and most everyone has a copy? You make it more complicated, add color, music, skins, animations, multi-player ability and Xbox Live for head to head competition. In addition to the basic Tetris game, the embellishments are, Cascade Tetris - extra points when a falling line causes another line to clear, which in turn causes a cascade effect, and Hot-Line Tetris - Clear lines of blocks on special existing lines on screen. Three new ones - Score, Eraser and Go Low, replace the Fusion Tetris, Square Tetris and Sticky Tetris which were on the PC back in 2001.

I think that there are big games and small games. Big games, like epics, wars, sports, feel right on a souped-up XBox 360 and shown on a 46" HDTV. Little games, Tetris, Sudoku, are played cupped in the palm of your hand with the Nintendo DS or PSP.

Fun Factor: No need to guild the lily.
Player Friendly: Sometimes all the embellishments interfere with the game

Reviewed by: Editor - 05/07

  • Tetris Evolution
  • © THQ
  • Platform(s): XBox360
  • To Order: XBox360 http://www.amazon.com/ $27.99