From its origins on PC, to Tetris 99 on the Nintendo Switch, there are countless versions of classic Tetris out there. Odds are, the Tetris Company will continue to iterate on the traditional Tetris formula until the end of time. However, there have been a number of offshoot puzzle games that don’t play like Tetris, but bear the name anyway. Let’s take a look back at a trio of these: Tetris 2, Tetris Attack, and Tetrisphere!
“Super Mario is alright. The Legend of Zelda had a few hits. But have you played Electroplankton?!”
– Hypothetical Nintendo hipster
Nintendo makes some of the biggest and most successful games in the history of mankind. But not everything they make is a hit among the greater populace. From the aforementioned abstract instruments of Electroplankton, to the eShop exclusive Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball, to my brother who is still holding his breath for a new Elite Beat Agents, they do release games that fly well below the radar.
Here’s my list of Nintendo hipster faves. What under-the-radar Nintendo games are you a fan of?
The Super Nintendo Classic is launching with a bevy of timeless classics. It will be well worth the suggested retail price upon it’s release in September. However, I couldn’t help but notice a few large omissions from this list. Wish the following games could have made it on the console!
Shortly after my hype subsided from the announcement of the NES Classic, my immediate thought was, “What if Nintendo makes an SNES Classic?!” That system has a special spot in my heart for being a critical part of my gaming life as a 90s kid. It also doesn’t hurt that the games on this console are some of the greatest of all-time.
In this 10-part series, I’ll highlight three games that I would like to see in a hypothetical SNES Classic.
Let’s continue with part 6!
Back in 1996, Nintendo released a North American version of their puzzle game, Panel de Pon. You may remember it as Tetris Attack. You may also recognize this game as Pokemon Puzzle League on the Nintendo 64 or Planet Puzzle League on the Nintendo DS. If you do, awesome.
It’s a shame that Tetris Attack/Puzzle League have never taken off in North America, because this series of puzzle games are, in my opinion, the best puzzle games that aren’t regular Tetris.