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Tetris - Rosy Retrospection

Hack of Tetris

Description:

“Tetris - Rosy Retrospection” aims to combine the joyful nostalgia of playing classic GameBoy Tetris with the established comfort of modern gameplay mechanics.

This hack is published as patches in BDF and UPS format for the original game. You don’t need to apply both, just choose the format that’s more convenient for you to use.

For UPS, there is a great browser app at https://www.romhacking.net/patch/.

Rosy Retrospection includes a lot of additions and improvements. See the readme file for more detailed descriptions.

  • Implement Super Rotation System
  • Shadow piece
  • Three previews
  • Use SELECT to hold
  • 7-Bag with new pseudo-random number generator
  • “Hard drop” and saving from “Classic Harddrop” hack
  • Redesigned screen layout
  • New demos
  • Award spin clears
  • Faster “delayed auto shift”
  • Lock delay
  • Faster line clear
  • Extend the field by four invisible lines
  • New game over condition
  • Adjust difficulty
  • Higher start location
  • Fix two bugs in the original game

In addition to hard drop and saving, it includes all the other features of the “Classic Harddrop” hack:

  • No more waiting for rockets and disclaimers (START to skip)
  • Independent Highscores for ‘Heart Levels’
  • Character input recalls the last name entered
  • Pressing B at name input deletes the current character

Please contact Ospin on romhacking.net if you notice any issues.

Enjoy

Changelog

v1.1

  • Fix HOLD for L-blocks
  • Reset DAS delay at spawn, even if L/R is pressed already
  • Fix a shadow update optimization and improve speed
  • Prevent HOLD during line clear
  • Avoid possible hang with PAUSE vs line clear
  • Disable hard drop for 10 frames after spawn
  • Offer a UPS patch

v1.0

  • first release

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Tetris (World) (Rev 1)
  • Database: No-Intro: Game Boy/Color (v. 20210227-015730)
  • File/ROM SHA-1: 74591CC9501AF93873F9A5D3EB12DA12C0723BBC
  • File/ROM CRC32: 46DF91AD

Links:

Screenshots:


Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
OspinHacking

User Review Information

As Advertised

Reviewed By: TRIFORCE89 on 11 Mar 2021

Works well, plays well, and it is actually quite impressive to see a Game Boy title of this vintage updated in this way and have so many useful modifications squeezed into it.

I hope a similar patch is released for the DX version at some point. That game feels like it was the start of the Tetris modernization and in multiple ways this patch and its features might feel more appropriate against that version instead.

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
The best way to play the original Tetris on Game Boy!peacefighter19 May 20211.1Yes
Definitive Tetris experience for any retro Nintendo consolebrownjacket18 May 20211.1Yes
This is the best Tetris hackjalarky26 Apr 20211.1Yes
Superb!BulkSlash15 Mar 20211.1Yes
Fantastic Hack, Definitive Way to Play Tetris on Game BoyDurradonXylles12 Mar 20211.0Yes
Excellent Work!lsignoret11 Mar 20211.0Yes
Would recommend, BUUUT there [was] a huge problem.ifightdragons15 Mar 20211.0Yes
As AdvertisedTRIFORCE8911 Mar 20211.0Yes