Aboutgeneric tetromino game is a free (GPL-3) and extensible clone of NES Tetris. The base game remains as faithful to the original NES Tetris as possible, but the game also adds new features and includes a modding API. Download
- end goal is to exactly replicate behavior of NES Tetris, down to the frame
- replicates nearly all bugs in the original game, with options to fix them
- nearly everything can be tweaked with mods: see the Lua API
- support for saving and playing back game replays
- leaderboard is saved to disk
- speed is 60Hz by default, but is adjustable down to 10Hz and up to 480Hz
- start at any level from 0 to 249
- options are persistent and saved to disk
- the lines per level can be set to "constant" to have every level last only 10 lines. Perfect for practicing transition!
- custom RNG seed can be set for deterministic pieces
- local and online multiplayer, with (optional) garbage piling
- optional hard drop feature
Mods exist to implement different rotation styles (such as guideline rotation), lock delay, ghost piece, detailed in-game statistics (such as drought, Tetris rate, and DAS charge), and RNG algorithms (such as 7-bag).
The default controls use the keyboard. Arrow keys for up, down, left, and right; z and x for flip ccw and cw (respectively), and return for start. You probably want to remap these to something more comfortable (controllers are supported and very much recommended!)
I use the USB NES RetroPort v2 to connect an actual NES controller via USB (not sponsored, just happy with the purchase).
This project is still a work in progress. Here's some things that I'd like to add in the future:
- Flesh out modding API, and move some built-in stuff to mods
- More extensive tests showing that this actually does exactly replicate all behavior of the original, including super subtle stuff