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Thank you for purchasing TETRIS 2 game pak for your Nintendo Entertainment System.
Please read this instruction booklet carefully and follow the correct
operating procedures. Keep this instruction booklet and warranty in a
safe place for future reference.
The Birth of a New Tetris..............................3
How to Start...........................................6
How to Eliminate Blocks...............................10
How to Play the 1 Player Game.........................12
How to Play the 1 Player vs. 2 Player Game............16
How to Play the 1 Player vs. CPU Game.................19
Hints and Tips........................................20
Note: In the interest of product improvement, Nintendo Entertainment System
product specifications and design are subject to change without notice.
The Birth of a New Tetris
Tetris 2 is a new edition to the family of puzzle games that began
with the megahit, Tetris.
Tetris 2 consists of red, green, and yellow blocks. In the original Tetris
game, the object was to erase the blocks by arranging them hoizontally
across the screen. Howevere, in Tetris 2, your goal is to arrange three
blocks of the same color vertically or horizontally. This will cause the
set of three blocks to disappear.
While maintaining the "simple, but fun" tradition that was started
with the original Tetris, Tetris 2 moves ahead as a game that is even
more challenging and more fun to play.
Use Controller  when playing a 1-player game
Use Controllers  and  when playing with an opponent.
* Control Pad *
Press Left to move a block to the Left.
Press Right to move a block to the Right.
Press Down to drop a block more quickly.
A Button: Press the A Button to rotate the falling block clockwise.
B Button: Press the B Button to rotate the falling block counter-clockwise.
Press the SELECT Button to move the cursor on the title screen.
The SELECT Button is not used during game play.
Press the START Button to begin play. This button also pauses your game.
How to Start
To begin oyour game, insert the Game Pak into the Nintendo Entertainment
System and turn the power ON. The title screen will be displayed.
On the title screen, select one of the following options and press the
START button to begin the game.
1 PLAYER (1 Player Game)
2 PLAYERS (1 Player vs. 2 Player Competitive Game)
1 PLAYER vs. CPU (1 Player vs. CPU Competitive Game)
The Manu Screen will appear once you select your game mode on the title
screen. On the Menu Screen, use your (+) Control Pad to select your
options and the START button to begin play.
(pic of menu screen)
The screen shown above is for the 1-Player game mode.
This setting determines how fast the blocks fall.
On the higher rounds, the game starts with more Fixed Blocks on the
screen. Press Left and Right on the (+) Control Pad to change this setting.
This selects the music that is played during the game. Select "OFF"
if you want to play without background music.
In the competitive modes (1p vs. 2p and 1p vs. CPU), the players can
individually select the SPEED and ROUND settings. This is very useful
if you want to handicap yourself or your opponent.
The three different blocks that appear in Tetris 2 are the Flash Blocks,
Fixed Blocks, and the Falling Blocks. Each of thses blocks also appears
in three different colors.
All Falling Blocks consist of four pieces and fall from the top of the screen.
The Flash Block is a special item that has a different effect in the 1 Player
and Competitive Modes. Try eliminating these blocks to see what happens.
Thses blocks appear on the screen before the game begins and restrict
the movemtn of the Falling Blocks. You can win the game or advance
to the next stage by eliminating all Fixed Blocks on the screen.
The Falling Blocks appear in nine different forms.
(pic of 9 blocks)
* All Falling Blocks consist of four pieces and fall from the top of the screen.
* As shown in diagrams 7, 8 and 9, thses Falling Blocks are seperated
at the circled points when a section of the block connects to another
block in the playing field.
How to Eliminate Blocks
You can eliminate blocks by moving the Falling Blocks into a position
where three or more of the same colored blocks create a horizontal or
Arrange three red blocks vertically... to remove the blocks.
Move the blocks to make a horizontal line... and make the red blocks disappear.
* Master the technique of causing Chain Reactions *
This strategy involves the process of removing two or more rows
simultaneously. Try using this technique in the competitive mode to
sabotage your oponent's game screen.
(pic of a chain reaction)
As shown above, a green Falling Block drops into place after the player
eliminates a row of red Blocks.
To advance in the 1-Player Game, you must move the Falling Blocks
and position them into rows and columns causing similarly colored
Fixed and Flash Blocks to disappear. If you erase a Flash Block, all
blocks of the same color in the fleld will dissappear. Your game ends,
however, if you allow the blocks to touch the top of the playing field.
Game Play Screen
(pic of game screen)
If you eliminate all Flash Blocks, all Fixed Blocks will disappear,
allowing you to advance to the next level.
Remove the red Flash Block...
so all red Fixed Blocks will disappear
* Scoring System *
Falling Blocks....... 10 points each
Fixed Blocks......... 20 points each
Flash Blocks......... 40 points for each Fixed Block erased following
the Flash Block
* Chain Reactions *
The score for each Chain Reaction is determined as follows:
(# of blocks eliminated) x (points for each block) x (chain reaction bonus).
One chain............ x2
Two chains........... x4
Three or more........ x8
* Flash Blocks Eliminated by Chain Reaction *
The score is determined as follows:
(# of Fixed Blocks eliminated with Flash Blocks) x (# of chains) x (40 points).
* Bonus Score *
You'll also receive additional bonus points for quickly finishing a stage.
You do not receive points for eliminating blocks that disappear after you
remove a Flash Block or 6 consecutive blocks (see special technique on page 22).
1p vs. 2p Game
Both players start the game simultaneously. You win the game if you
eliminate all the blocks from your game screen or the blocks on your
oponent's screen stack up to the top of the game screen. The first
player to win three games wins the match.
Game Play Screen
(pic of game screen)
If you erase a Flash Block in the Competitive Mode, a similarily colored
Fixed Block will become a Flash Block.
Eliminate a red Flash Block to...
make a red Fixed Block become a Flash Block.
How to Attack Your Opponent
There are two ways to attack your oponenent:
Dropping the Ceiling
Each time you eliminate a Flash Block, the ceiling over your oponent's
game screen drops down one line. If your oponent erases a Flash Block
in his of her field, the ceiling will more up to is original position. This
action works like a game of "Tug of War".
Eliminate a Flash Block on your side...
to drop the ceiling on yout opponent.
How to Make Your Opponent's Blocks Fall Faster
Your opponents Falling blocks will temporarily fall faster each time you
get a Chain Reaction to occur on your game screen. The number of blocks
that fall faster is proportionate to the number of chains that disappear
from your screen.
1p vs. CPU game
In 1p vs. CPU game, you can select EASY, NORMAL, or HARD as the difficulty
level for your CPU opponent.
The Select Screen
On the Select Screen, shoose your oppponent with the (+) Control Pad and
Press the A Button or the START Button to begin play.
The Menu Screen
If you want to change the speed and round for the CPU, press the B button
and move the CPU's cursor using the (+) Control Pad.
Hard Level: On the hard level, the computer's attacks aee accurate and fast.
It controls the blocks very quickly and is the toughest opponent to beat.
Normal Level: On the normal level, the computer sometimes makes a mistake.
It erases the blocks carefully at a slower pace. It is not very tough.
However, if you're not careful, you might find victory stolen away frmo you.
Easy Level: The easy level is perfect for beginners. The computer makes
many mistakes and move blocks very slowly.
* Filling an empty space with a block *
Try to quickly fill spaces with blocks so...
that more than three blocks with the same color can easily disappear.
* Controlling Advanced Blocks *
Carefully guide the blocks with detachable pieces...
so you can easily place the loose blocks and create a solid row or column.
Secret Technique: Eliminating Six Blocks!!
If more than six blocks of the same color make a verticle or horizontal
line, all the blocks with the same color on the game screen will disappear.
You can remove six blocks if a straight block containing four pieces with
the same color is placed onto two pieces of the same color.
Match the straight block so six red blocks make a line...
and all red blocks on the game screen disappear.
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