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Old 18 March 2018, 11:39   #1
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Best and Worst Tetris Clone for Amiga

BEST: Super Twintris by Big Brother Copy
WORST: Tetris by Mirrorsoft

Super Twintris is great fun to play, gives you a lot of control over the pieces as they fall, the music is joyful and it is generally addictive. This is how I discovered Tetris in the first place in the 1990s, and before long I was thinking Tetris all day long, every day, thinking of all possible combinations of pieces to slot into place.

Mirrorsoft Tetris is practically none of these things, yet it seems to be the first official release of the game in the West for Amiga.

What is your favourite Tetris clone for Amiga? Best and worst if more than one.
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Old 18 March 2018, 11:46   #2
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I have the same opinion as yours with the best and the worst. Personally I think Super Twintris is the best Tetris clone on any platform to date.
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Old 18 March 2018, 12:06   #3
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Wow, only knew Twintris, but my main criticism is that the pieces don't have the same color as the original.

That one seemed to have fixed it. Looks awesome.

About Mirrorsoft version: subtitle could be "how to waste a good license ?"
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Old 18 March 2018, 12:23   #4
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I've been playing and loving this since I first found it on some Fish disk (I think) back in 1994 - http://aminet.net/package/game/think/tltetris
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Wow, only knew Twintris, but my main criticism is that the pieces don't have the same color as the original.

That one seemed to have fixed it. Looks awesome.

About Mirrorsoft version: subtitle could be "how to waste a good license ?"
Yeah, I played the Twintris ADF, from the GameBase Amiga collection. Didn't like it as much: the pieces had more detail, and as for the game itself, it seemed to work in rounds, where after a while you'd move onto the next difficulty and all the building you did was for nothing, even if it saved you from a game over overflow. But Super Twintris, it's a constant cascade of pieces getting faster and faster.

I think my current record on ST is over 1000 points at the default difficulty.
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Old 22 March 2018, 04:49   #6
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BEST: Tetris Pro and Tetrys
WORST: Can't tell. If I didn't like it I just forgot that it existed

So for me there is not just one but two at least. I love Tetris Pro for it's slow pace and wonderful music, nice graphics and background picture discovery. Tetrys for the other hand was something new for me back then and offered three modes: Junior, Classic and Fantasy. I loved to play Classic and Fantasy. My wife too . Tetrys if for AGA only and looked nice. Also, it's modes were very well balanced and challenging.

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I never heard of Tetrys, will look into it, thanks for the pointer!

I Also love Tetris Pro, and another vote for Super Twintris.
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I never heard of Tetrys, will look into it, thanks for the pointer!
Agreed
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Personally I think Super Twintris is the best Tetris clone on any platform to date.
I agree, although... Did anyone else have the beta/dev/cracked version of Twintris?

No music, no crazy effects going on in the background to distract you. I liked it better for that.
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I agree, although... Did anyone else have the beta/dev/cracked version of Twintris?

No music, no crazy effects going on in the background to distract you. I liked it better for that.
Yup, this is what I had back in the day... I think it's this one "Twintris (1990)(Digital Marketing)[cr VF].adf".

Has a totally different title screen to Twintris, no intro etc...

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I like Twintris and Tetris Pro as well. But would also like to add Tetren to the list. Which is PD and very close to the arcade version.

But the best one must best be Pango, if that counts as a tetris game?

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But would also like to add Tetren to the list. Which is PD and very close to the arcade version.
Nice, need to give this a try... thanks man
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I like Tetrix.
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Old 29 March 2018, 10:24   #14
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For the record probably the worst Tetris clone for Amiga was done by me back in 2002. It's called Colorix - http://www.mobygames.com/game/colorix_ and it is written in 100% OS friendly code. It multitasks, it plays and it... sucks.

Also available for Apple II, where it uses the 40x40 low-res, 16 colours graphics mode and it is much better there.
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Old 29 March 2018, 12:03   #15
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Best is Tetris by infogrames
Worst is Tetris by mirrorsoft
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Yup, this is what I had back in the day... I think it's this one "Twintris (1990)(Digital Marketing)[cr VF].adf".

Has a totally different title screen to Twintris, no intro etc...
That's interesting. My version didn't even have that title screen, just a crack screen with some kind of scrolling message. The crack screen itself could cause the application to crash if you reopened it. I'll give your version a go - cheers!
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I like Twintris and Tetris Pro as well. But would also like to add Tetren to the list. Which is PD and very close to the arcade version.
Yes Tetren is really good!!
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I always liked Flash Point arcade, is a variation of Tetris by Sega where a round is completed by destyroying the flash points in the board;there are no Amiga versions so wanted to write it on my own version in Blitz but actually am stuck after Daedalus helped me to port a tetris made in Windows Blitz basic; in the past i modified a flash game to act like that so in paper is feasible
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Best i have tried and remember would have to be Super Twintris, not so sure about the worst.
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