Saturday 24 November 2018

Tetris on the Saturn

In case you follow our Youtube channel (in case you don't, why? Check it out!) you probably noticed that we seemed to go on a bit of a hiatus. You know how it works, life gets in the way and making videos is time-consuming, so we had no option but to let it sit for a while.

We're back, though! And this time with a classic. You've probably played Tetris a thousand times already, but there's always time for a thousand more! The Saturn was home to a couple of Tetris games, and despite the basic formula being the same, in every other aspect they're polar opposites.

Learn everything you need to know about Tetris S and Tetris Plus in our video, where we take a deep look at each game and tell you if they're worth your time.

A couple of notes that didn't make it into the video:

- A monkey also appeared in Sega's first Tetris game, simply titled Tetris and released in 1988. What's the deal with Tetris and monkeys?

- Both the arcade version and the Saturn port of Tetris Plus run at the same resolution of 320x224, at 60 fps. The European version has the resolution unchanged so it will display black bars on the top and bottom, but the framerate is optimized so it won't feel slowed down.