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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

v1.2

  • Do not increase soft-drop bonus during lock delay
  • Corrected SRS table

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

Close to perfection

Reviewed By: AlexKiri on 23 Jun 2022

This romhack improves the original Tetris is many ways. Such quality of life updates are essential, and the original GB game really deserved this excellent improvement. In particular, the “Hard drop” feature is what I like the most. This, and other speed adjustments make the game feel very responsive and fast overall. There are other modern features included that have become a standard in Tetris games (7-Bag, hold)

A small inconvenience is the hold piece location. It’s easy to confuse the held piece with the piece from the preview of pieces that follow.

Version 1.2 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommend
Close to perfectionAlexKiri23 Jun 20221.2Yes
An amazing hack that blends new mechanics with classic visuals.shadowofdarkness15 Mar 20221.2Yes
This is Tetris how it should!NeoRame18 Feb 20221.2Yes
Borderline PerfectionDinjoralo13 Feb 20221.2Yes
This version reclaims the best version of Tetris on GBSolgnar31 Dec 20211.1Yes
Quality of Life improvements turn this into one of the bests!hdofu29 Dec 20211.1Yes
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