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AWFUL! There is no comparison to the original!
on June 10, 2000
I couldn't agree more with the reviewer from Dayton, and I wishI didn't have to give this ........ game even 1 star. I recently traded with someone for this game (glad I didn't buy it), and I was completely disappointed. The original Tetris has a black background so that your eyes focus easily on the pieces on the board as well as those falling down; PlayStation's version attempts to "techno" the game and features ever-changing scenery of multiple colors behind the puzzle. It's incredibly distracting and annoying, making it very easy for you to lose concentration. Another annoying addition is a voice that yells out "Tetris," Single," or "Double" whenever you complete a set of lines -- to compound this irritating update, a graphic flashes at the bottom of the screen to tell you that also. The graphic blurs your puzzle momentarily, but as any Tetris fan knows, even a second's distraction can ruin your strategy. The option to change music or play in silence has been eliminated, and I always enjoyed just hearing the pieces fall into place. If your game ends and you don't choose to continue, the game kicks you out all the way back to the beginning, and you end up sitting through several screens that say "Now Loading" for an eternity. This game takes longer to load than Resident Evil! PlayStation should avoid remaking classic games and instead package older games in their original form, as they did with the Namco Arcade Classics game. Stay away from this stinker; it'll make you want to throw your PlayStation out and haul out your dusty, obsolete NES.