Tetris (Game Boy)
System Game Boy
Developer Nintendo
Genre Puzzle
Series Tetris Series

A falling-block puzzle game from Russia. The screen fills up with "Tetrads", shapes made up of four blocks. Move, rotate and stack the blocks so they form rows. Completed rows will disappear. If the blocks stack to the top of the screen then the game is over.

Game A is an endless game where the speed increases as you clear rows, and Game B requires you to clear a set number of rows at a certain speed to win the game.

You can also play a VS. Mode against another player. When your opponent clears multiple rows, indestructible blocks rise from the bottom of your screen, reducing the play area.

Release Information

Region Name Release
Japan テトリス Tetris 14 Jun 1989
US Tetris Aug 1989
Europe Tetris Sep 1990


System Japan U.S. Europe
Nintendo Power (GB) 01 Sep 2000 - -
Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 28 Dec 2011 22 Dec 2011 22 Dec 2011

Other Versions

NES Tetris

Also available to play in:

Super Nintendo Tetris & Dr. Mario


Mario Bros. in 2-Player Mode (Game Boy Version)

Mario Bros. in 2-Player Mode

When you choose to play the multiplayer mode, player 1 is represented by Mario and player 2 by Luigi, the heroes of the Mario Series. Their faces appear in the corner of the screen during the game, and they appear on a victory screen celebrating or crying depending on whether you won or lost the game.

Submitted by Fryguy64

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