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   A R G O N A U T ' S   T E T R I S   S T R A T E G Y   G U I D E

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    Version:     1.2.1
    Date:        18/01/00
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   1.2.1 - Redoing the layout to all my FAQ's so this doesn't really
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   1.2.0 - Long time since updates, but I can finally say that the
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         traveling down the coast in a car.  Boring...
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    1.0     - File Information
    2.0     - Copyright Information
    3.0     - Update Information
    4.0     - CONTENTS
    5.0     - FAQ/Strategy Guide File Information
    6.0     - The Pieces
     6.1    - The Pieces - Their Movement and Behaviour
     6.2    - The Pieces - Their Partnerships
    7.0     - The Strategy
    8.0     - Cheats
     8.1    - Gameboy
      8.1.1 - Tetris
      8.1.2 - Tetris 2
      8.1.3 - Tetris Attack
      8.1.4 - Tetris Blast
      8.1.5 - Tetris Plus
     8.2    - Color GameBoy
      8.2.1 - Tetris DX
     8.3    - Nintendo Entertainment System
      8.3.1 - Tetris (Nintendo)
      8.3.2 - Tetris (Tengen)
     8.4    - Nintendo 64
      8.4.1 - The New Tetris
      8.4.2 - Magical Tetris Challenge
     8.5    - Playstation
      8.5.1 - The Next Tetris
      8.5.2 - Tetris Plus
     8.6    - Sega Saturn
      8.6.1 - Tetris Plus
     8.7    - Super Nintendo Entertainment System
      8.7.1 - Tetris Attack
    9.0     - Contacting the Author
   10.0     - Credits and Thank you's
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      This FAQ/STRATEGY GUIDE can be used by the following Tetris |L|
    Games and what System you can find them on.                   |L|
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       ARC (Arcade):                                              |L|
         + Tetris Plus                                            |L|
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       NES (Nintendo Entertainment System):                       |L|
         + Tetris (Nintendo)                                      |L|
         + Tetris (Tengen)                                        |L|
         + Tetris 2                                               |L|
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       SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System):                |L|
         + Tetris                                                 |L|
         + Tetris 2                                               |L|
         + Tetris Attack                                          |L|
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       N64 (Nintendo 64)                                          |L|
         + Magical Tetris Challenge                               |L|
         + Tetrisphere                                            |L|
         + The New Tetris                                         |L|
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       GB & GBC (GameBoy & GameBoy Color):                        |L|
         + Tetris                                                 |L|
         + Tetris 2                                               |L|
         + Tetris Attack                                          |L|
         + Tetris Blast                                           |L|
         + Tetris Plus                                            |L|
         + Tetris DX (GBC)                                        |L|
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       PSuX (Playstation):                                        |L|
         + Magical Tetris Challenge                               |L|
         + Tetris Plus                                            |L|
         + The Next Tetris                                        |L|
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       SS (Sega Saturn):                                          |L|
         + Tetris Plus                                            |L|
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|L| THE PIECES
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|L|    The 'L' Piece. - One of the most common pieces to really   |L|
|L|_     make people mad. Because of the little piece that comes  |L|
|L|L|    out from the side, it makes this piece hard to place in  |L|
         gaps when there is no place on the side that will allow  |L|
         that one piece. This piece is the opposite to the 'J'    |L|
         piece.                                                   |L|
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  |J|  The 'J' Piece. - One of the most common pieces to really   |L|
 _|J|    make people mad. Because of the little piece that comes  |L|
|J|J|    out from the side, it makes this piece hard to place in  |L|
         gaps when there is no place on the side that will allow  |L|
         that one piece. This piece is the opposite to the 'L'    |L|
         piece.                                                   |L|
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|S|_   The 'S' Piece. - Another of the most commonly hated pieces |L|
|S|S|    that annoy most players. The best thing to do with this  |L|
  |S|    piece is to 'Tower' (See TETRIMONOLOGY) them up. This is |L|
         the opposite to the 'Z' piece.                           |L|
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  |Z|  The 'Z' Piece. - Another of the most commonly hated pieces |L|
|Z|Z|    that annoy most players. The best thing to do with this  |L|
|Z|      piece is to 'Tower' (See TETRIMONOLOGY) them up. This is |L|
         the opposite to the 'S' piece.                           |L|
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|O|O|  The 'O' Piece. - This one everybody loves. Don't know why  |L|
|O|O|    `cause it's plain and dull. Well you won't be compliaing |L|
         until you can't put it in a safe place beacause they are |L|
         all jaggered.                                            |L|
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|I|    The 'I' Piece. - Well this piece is the only piece that    |L|
|I|      isn't around when you need it to be. The only piece that |L|
|I|      can make a 'Tetris' in one move. Well the only in any    |L|
|I|      move. Gernerally try to use this piece down the side     |L|
         walls, or anywhere else if you can get a Tetris.         |L|
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|T|_   The 'T' Piece. - The most versitile piece in the whole     |L|
|T|T|    game. Where can't it go? Well in places that you don't   |L|
|T|      want it to go. This piece is great for switching 'Z' or  |L|
         'S' 'Towers' around.                                     |L|
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|L| THE PIECES - THEIR MOVEMENT AND BEHAVIOUR
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PIECE   MOVEMENTS (CLOCKWISE)                                     |L|
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|_|_  | |_|_   _|_|_|                                             |L|
|_|_| | |_|_| |_|_|                                               |L|
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|_|_| | |_|_|   |_|_|                                             |L|
|_|   | |_|                                                       |L|
      |                                                           |L|
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|_|_| | Need I say any more on how this piece will look the same  |L|
|_|_| | even if you spin it 90 degrees, anyway ?                  |L|
      |                                                           |L|
------+-----------------------------------------------------------|L|
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|_|   | |_| |_|_|_|_|                                             |L|
|_|   | |_|                                                       |L|
|_|   | |_|                                                       |L|
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|_|_  | |_|_  |_|_|_|  _|_|    _                                  |L|
|_|_| | |_|_|   |_|   |_|_|  _|_|_                                |L|
|_|   | |_|             |_| |_|_|_|                               |L|
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|L| THE PIECES - THEIR PARTNERSHIPS
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PIECE   PARTNERSHIPS                                              |L|
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|_|_  | |_|   |_| -> |_|_| | |_|_ |_|_|  |_| -> |_|_|_|_|         |L|
|_|_| | |_|_  |_| -> |_|_| | |_|_|  |_|  |_|    |_|_|_|_|         |L|
      | |_|_|        |_|_| |                                      |L|
      |                    |                                      |L|
      +--------------------+--------------------------------------|L|
      | 2xL                  2xL + 1xS                            |L|
      +-----------------------------------------------------------|L|
      |      _ _       _ _      _ _ _ _                           |L|
      |  _  |_|_|  _  |_|_|    |_|_|_|_|                          |L|
      | |_|   |_| |_|   |_| -> |_|_|_|_|                          |L|
      | |_|_  |_| |_|_  |_| -> |_|_|_|_|                          |L|
      | |_|_|     |_|_|        |_|_|_|_|                          |L|
      |                                                           |L|
      +-----------------------------------------------------------|L|
      | 4xL                                                       |L|
------+-----------------------------------------------------------|L|
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  |_| | |_|_|  _     |_|_| | |_|_| _|_|  |_|    |_|_|_|_|         |L|
 _|_| | |_|   |_| -> |_|_| | |_|  |_|_| _|_| -> |_|_|_|_|         |L|
|_|_| | |_|  _|_| -> |_|_| | |_|  |_|  |_|_|    |_|_|_|_|         |L|
      |     |_|_|    |_|_| |                                      |L|
      |                    |                                      |L|
      +--------------------+--------------------------------------|L|
      | 2xJ                  2xJ + 1xZ                            |L|
      +-----------------------------------------------------------|L|
      |  _ _       _ _          _ _ _ _                           |L|
      | |_|_|  _  |_|_|  _     |_|_|_|_|                          |L|
      | |_|   |_| |_|   |_| -> |_|_|_|_|                          |L|
      | |_|  _|_| |_|  _|_| -> |_|_|_|_|                          |L|
      |     |_|_|     |_|_|    |_|_|_|_|                          |L|
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      +-----------------------------------------------------------|L|
      | 4xJ                                                       |L|
------+-----------------------------------------------------------|L|
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|_|_  | |_|  |_|_ |_|_|    |_|_|_|_|                              |L|
|_|_| | |_|_ |_|_|  |_| -> |_|_|_|_|                              |L|
  |_| | |_|_|  |_|  |_|    |_|_|_|_|                              |L|
      |                                                           |L|
      +-----------------------------------------------------------|L|
      | 2xL + 1xS                                                 |L|
------+-----------------------------------------------------------|L|
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|_|_  | |_|_| _|_|  |_|    |_|_|_|_|                              |L|
|_|_| | |_|  |_|_| _|_| -> |_|_|_|_|                              |L|
  |_| | |_|  |_|  |_|_|    |_|_|_|_|                              |L|
      |                                                           |L|
      +-----------------------------------------------------------|L|
      | 2xJ + 1xZ                                                 |L|
------+-----------------------------------------------------------|L|
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|_|_| | Need I say any more on how this piece can fit anywhere &  |L|
|_|_| | still give you a pretty good advantage.                   |L|
      |                                                           |L|
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|_|   | |_| |_| |_| |_|    |_|_|_|_|                              |L|
|_|   | |_| |_| |_| |_| -> |_|_|_|_|                              |L|
|_|   | |_| |_| |_| |_| -> |_|_|_|_|                              |L|
|_|   | |_| |_| |_| |_|    |_|_|_|_|                              |L|
      |                                                           |L|
      +-----------------------------------------------------------|L|
      | 4xI                                                       |L|
      +-----------------------------------------------------------|L|
      |  _ _    _ _    _ _ _    _ _   _      _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  |L|
      | |_|_|  |_|_|_ |_|_|_|  |_|_| |_| -> |_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_| |L|
      | |_|_|  _ |_|_|  |_| _  |_|_| |_| -> |_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_| |L|
      |       |_|_        _|_|       |_| -> |_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_| |L|
      |  _ _  |_|_|  _   |_|_|  _ _  |_| -> |_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_| |L|
      | |_|_| |_|  _|_|_   |_| |_|_|                              |L|
      | |_|_|     |_|_|_|      |_|_|                              |L|
      |                                                           |L|
      +-----------------------------------------------------------|L|
      | 4xT + 1xZ + 4xO + 1xI = TETRIS!!!!                        |L|
------+-----------------------------------------------------------|L|
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|_|_  |  _   |_|_|_|        _ _ _ _                               |L|
|_|_| | |_|_   |_|   _  -> |_|_|_|_|                              |L|
|_|   | |_|_|      _|_| -> |_|_|_|_|                              |L|
      | |_|   _   |_|_| -> |_|_|_|_|                              |L|
      |     _|_|_   |_|    |_|_|_|_|                              |L|
      |    |_|_|_|                                                |L|
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      +-----------------------------------------------------------|L|
      | 4xT                                                       |L|
      +-----------------------------------------------------------|L|
      |   _ _    _ _ _                                            |L|
      |  |_|_|_ |_|_|_|      _ _ _ _ _                            |L|
      |  _ |_|_|  |_| _  -> |_|_|_|_|_|                           |L|
      | |_|_        _|_| -> |_|_|_|_|_|                           |L|
      | |_|_|  _   |_|_| -> |_|_|_|_|_|                           |L|
      | |_|  _|_|_   |_|    |_|_|_|_|_|                           |L|
      |     |_|_|_|                                               |L|
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      +-----------------------------------------------------------|L|
      | 4xT + 1xZ                                                 |L|
------+-----------------------------------------------------------|L|
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|L| THE STRATEGY
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  Well now here comes the strategy to a game that is so random    |L|
that you can't guess what block will come out after the one that  |L|
is in the preview. Trust me, no matter how random a game can be,  |L|
a strategy guide can be made. So here it comes.                   |L|
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  When you start the game your best to start by organising the    |L|
game pieces into 'Towers' (See TETRIMINOLOGY). This way you can   |L|
gradually make your TETRIS up. If your first block is an 'I'      |L|
block you should put them verticaly up the wall so that they      |L|
don't fill up un-necessary space. By doing this you eliminate all |L|
the layers down the bottom so that you can get easy lines and     |L|
also go for the TETRIS. From there the different combo's are      |L|
limitless. So here I go with how I do it. The 'Z' and 'S' blocks  |L|
I tower up the sides or next to each other. These blocks are the  |L|
hardest to fit places so putting them on top of each other will   |L|
reduce the holes in your layers. When you get your first 'T'      |L|
piece your should put it's flat side on the bottom layer of the   |L|
screen. From here start layering what you can but try not to make |L|
a 'Fish Net' (See TETRIMINOLOGY).                                 |L|
                                                                  |L|
  An easy way to get a tetris is to layer all your pieces but     |L|
leave a row on the side of the screen spare so that when you get  |L|
a 'I' piece you can slot it down there and collect the tetris.    |L|
The only bad thing about this is that the 'I' pieces either don't |L|
come at all or they come at the wrong time.                       |L|
                                                                  |L|
  Another way to play is to just eliminate each line as you go.   |L|
This way you will probably not get a tetris but you will steadily |L|
increase your line count. This way is probably the safest way     |L|
that you could play but it's about the most boring way that you   |L|
could play. Live on the edge, take risks and find that you will   |L|
get more points from taking risks in Tetris.                      |L|
                                                                  |L|
  Always look up at the Preview box for what is coming out next.  |L|
This will help you in the placement of the pieces. Also you will  |L|
have to train your mind to think how each piece looks when it is  |L|
rotated and see where it can fit. You will net this further when  |L|
you increase the level count, oh boy it can come down fast at     |L|
level 15+.                                                        |L|
                                                                  |L|
TIPS FROM TRAVELLING LONG DISTANCES IN A CAR WHILE PLAYING TETRIS |L|
ON A GAMEBOY (RANT ONE OF MANY MORE TO COME)                      |L|
                                                                  |L|
  Ok where do I start. Oh yeah, when you decide to play Tetris    |L|
while traveling anywhere make note of these special points.       |L|
                                                                  |L|
  ú Have you got enough batteries for the entire trip ?           |L|
  ú Will you be by any chance going under overpasses, through     |L|
    tunnels etc (Trust me this is a major one.) ?                 |L|
  ú Do you have a set of head-phones ?                            |L|
                                                                  |L|
  Now why I'm pointing these things out is because they have all  |L|
been major things that have happened to me. Below I will explain  |L|
in more detail why these things are important.                    |L|
                                                                  |L|
  1: Batteries. Well we all know the feeling when your right at   |L|
        the good part of a game and the batteries kick it in, and |L|
        leave you sitting there gagging on, well anger (could     |L|
        have said many other things). Well don't be stuck with    |L|
        this problem. Bring more batteries than you will ever     |L|
        need. Just in case...                                     |L|
                                                                  |L|
  2: Overpasses. Don't know what these are, well I'll explain. An |L|
        overpass is like a bridge that when driving on a freeway  |L|
        your car will pass under. Now note. In a game like Tetris |L|
        one millisecond is all that seperates you from a perfect  |L|
        Tetris and misery while you bash your head on the door    |L|
        handle. How does this happen, well sometimes when you go  |L|
        under an overpass there will be a shadow of the overpass. |L|
        This may last for a brief moment or a few seconds. But    |L|
        that is enough time to blank out your vision of the       |L|
        Gameboy screen and lose a brilliant line. The best way to |L|
        get around this is to make the Driver of the car or       |L|
        someone else that is watching the road to warn you a few  |L|
        seconds before that the overpass is coming. This will     |L|
        allow you enough time to pause and wait.                  |L|
                                                                  |L|
  3: Headphones. Headphones I hear you say, well what's more      |L|
        annoying, you losing a Tetris by an underpass, or your    |L|
        other siblings annoying the crap out of you and making    |L|
        you lose a Tetris. The answer is your other siblings.     |L|
        Why ? Well by the time the overpass goes by and ruins     |L|
        your game, you can't turn around an thump it, but with    |L|
        siblings you can. The only bad thing is that you sort of  |L|
        get in trouble when you hit your siblings. So the answer  |L|
        is headphones. You won't hear them at all, well with it   |L|
        turned up real loud, but this will chew batteries, and    |L|
        this is where the extra batteries come in handy.          |L|
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TETRIS (GAMEBOY)                                                  |L|
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Harder Game                                                       |L|
  At the title screen, hold DOWN and press START. When you start  |L|
  your game you will see a little heart by the level and the game |L|
  will run much faster.                                           |L|
    Submitted by Benjamin Katt                                    |L|
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Helpful Hint                                                      |L|
  You know that those blocks and l shapes can be pretty annoying. |L|
  Well right from the start make a column on the left hand side   |L|
  for blocks only, then another column for l shaped only. When    |L|
  you need them use them in the center but otherwise do as I said.|L|
    Submitted by Chris Pateman                                    |L|
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No Preview                                                        |L|
  To play a harder game where the next piece is not shown, hit    |L|
  START during any point of the game. While the game is paused,   |L|
  hit SELECT. When the game is restored, the box where the next   |L|
  piece is shown will be empty. To show the pieces again, repeat  |L|
  this process.                                                   |L|
    Submitted by rghanson@iamerica.net                            |L|
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Secret Ending                                                     |L|
  In Tetris mode B there is a special level ending. To earn it    |L|
  score 25 lines on level 9, with the initial height set to 5.    |L|
  If you're successful you will be rewarded with new music with   |L|
  Russian dancers and musicians prancing in front of the title    |L|
  picture.                                                        |L|
    Submitted by Kenny Coats                                      |L|
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Secret Rockets                                                    |L|
  Secret rockets are found in both type games. The type A game    |L|
  will show a small rocket when you hit 100,000 points and a      |L|
  large rocket when you hit 200,000 points. The type B game shows |L|
  a space shuttle taking off when you beat the game at level 9    |L|
  and height 5.                                                   |L|
    Submitted by Bathazar (duncana@ix.netcom.com)                 |L|
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TETRIS 2 (GAMEBOY)                                                |L|
                                                                  |L|
Easier Game                                                       |L|
  At the title screen press and hold UP and START until the title |L|
  screen disappears. In easy mode there are fewer bombs and       |L|
  bricks fall slower.                                             |L|
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TETRIS ATTACK (GAMEBOY)                                           |L|
                                                                  |L|
Extra Puzzles                                                     |L|
  For more puzzles, enter the password JO!JOO6O.                  |L|
    Submitted by Red Bomber (dgore@hal-pc.org)                    |L|
                                                                  |L|
Fight Bowser                                                      |L|
  Enter the password "78RN5B?8" to fight Bowser in the final      |L|
  level of STAGE CLEAR mode.                                      |L|
    Submitted by Adam Bomb                                        |L|
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Hard Mode Passwords                                               |L|
                                                                  |L|
  Level    Password                                               |L|
    2      ?4XJ700N                                               |L|
    3      ?28J71HN                                               |L|
    4      Q1LK51ZN                                               |L|
    5      JCCK82TP                                               |L|
    6      !WML12!P                                               |L|
    7      PZ5LQCZP                                               |L|
    8      KJXMJXXP                                               |L|
    9      YKHMJYWP                                               |L|
    10     ZPPM5YWP                                               |L|
    11     RN9NRZUP                                               |L|
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      Submitted by Jimmy Valenzuela                               |L|
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Passwords                                                         |L|
  Use these passwords for Vs. Computer mode                       |L|
                                                                  |L|
  Level    Password                                               |L|
    2      63QJJ05Q                                               |L|
    3      6FDJJ1CQ                                               |L|
    4      65MJK1ZN                                               |L|
    5      2HBJN2TP                                               |L|
    6      1PQK22TP                                               |L|
    7      4!9L1C?P                                               |L|
    8      2ZRLRXXP                                               |L|
    9      8LCL8YXP                                               |L|
    10     B!YL8YWP                                               |L|
    End    8JFL8ZWP                                               |L|
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Submitted by micjes23@cbn.net.id                                  |L|
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Super Hard Game                                                   |L|
  On VS. Com mode highlight Hard then hold UP + SELECT and A or   |L|
  START in that order. When you play your game, the difficulty    |L|
  level at the top will read SPHard.                              |L|
    Submitted by Scott98765@juno.com and The Code Wizard          |L|
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TETRIS BLAST (GAMEBOY)                                            |L|
                                                                  |L|
Change the Music                                                  |L|
  While playing, press START then SELECT to change the music.     |L|
    Submitted by John Boles (goldeneye_66@hotmail.com)            |L|
                                                                  |L|
Fight Mode                                                        |L|
  At the "One Player/Two Player" screen press B five times, then  |L|
  press START. An option called FIGHT 2 will appear on the next   |L|
  screen.                                                         |L|
    Submitted by Robert Knickerbocker                             |L|
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Passwords                                                         |L|
                                                                  |L|
  Level    Password                                               |L|
    20     DOVGYKHD                                               |L|
    46     ZCYXJVMH                                               |L|
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  Submitted by asim6276@hotmail.com and Mr.Lucky                  |L|
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TETRIS PLUS (GAMEBOY)                                             |L|
                                                                  |L|
Level Select                                                      |L|
  To select any level, you must complete Stage 100 (Atlantis      |L|
  World Stage 20), then select Puzzle, then Continue, your        |L|
  continued game says "Stage Clear". During Puzzle game, Pause    |L|
  and Press B. You can play any level 001-100.                    |L|
    Submitted by WolfpacSOB@aol.com                               |L|
                                                                  |L|
TETRIS DX (COLOR GAME BOY)                                        |L|
                                                                  |L|
Chalkboard Screen Saver                                           |L|
  1. On the first demo press SELECT. A fish screen saver will     |L|
     apper instead of the demo.                                   |L|
  2. Close the screen saver by pressing A.                        |L|
  3. On the next demo press A. A confetti screen saver will       |L|
     appear. Close the screen saver by pressing B.                |L|
  4. On the last demo press B. This code can take a while.        |L|
    Submitted by Billy G. (Yosh219@aol.com)                       |L|
                                                                  |L|
Confetti Screen Saver                                             |L|
  Press Start after the demo begins and you will get the          |L|
  Confetti/Nintendo Logo Screen Saver. Nice graphics              |L|
  demonstration of the GameBoy Color's capabilities.              |L|
    Submitted by Speed!                                           |L|
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Continue a One-Player Game                                        |L|
  If you ever get tired while playing a game,Press "START" to     |L|
  pause the game, then switch off the power. Now when you turn    |L|
  the system on, you will get a "CONTINUE?" screen, and you will  |L|
  start off from where you left off.                              |L|
    Submitted by Sushi Ball Z                                     |L|
                                                                  |L|
Fish Screen Saver                                                 |L|
  When the main screen appears, wait until the demo starts then   |L|
  press A to cancel it. After that the demo will be replaced by   |L|
  some fishies swimming around on the screen.                     |L|
    Submitted by Cab84                                            |L|
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Move the Blocks Up                                                |L|
  In Tetris DX, there's a bug. When any piece but a straight bar  |L|
  or a block is falling, hold LEFT (even after it's against the   |L|
  wall keep holding left) and keep pressing A really fast and the |L|
  piece will actually start moving back up! You can do the same   |L|
  thing on the right side wall, but you have to hold RIGHT and    |L|
  keep pressing B instead. It's strange but it works.             |L|
    Submitted by Blazemore                                        |L|
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No Preview                                                        |L|
  To play a harder game where the next piece is not shown, press  |L|
  SELECT while playing. To show the pieces again, repeat this     |L|
  process.                                                        |L|
    Submitted by phoenix9999@usa.net                              |L|
                                                                  |L|
Quick Restart                                                     |L|
  To get back to the beginning screen at any time simply hold     |L|
  START, SELECT, A and B all at once.                             |L|
    Submitted by Joshmann                                         |L|
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TETRIS(NINTENTO) (NINTENDO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM)                  |L|
                                                                  |L|
Free Points                                                       |L|
  Start a new game and watch the demo for a while. If the         |L|
  computer gets a Tetris (and the screen blinks), press Start to  |L|
  exit the demo. When your game starts you'll get credit for the  |L|
  computer's Tetris.                                              |L|
    Submitted by Slateman                                         |L|
                                                                  |L|
Warp 10 Levels                                                    |L|
  Hold A while selecting a level to start 10 levels ahead of the  |L|
  one you chose.                                                  |L|
    Submitted by Zane Price                                       |L|
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TETRIS(TENGEN) (NINTENDO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM)                    |L|
                                                                  |L|
Block Transformation                                              |L|
  Pause the game, then press Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right,     |L|
  Left, Right, B, A. A long red block will replace the existing   |L|
  block at the top of the screen.                                 |L|
    Submitted by David Natiuk                                     |L|
                                                                  |L|
Level Select                                                      |L|
  While playing pause the game and press Up, Down, Up, Down,      |L|
  Left, Right, B, B, A.                                           |L|
    Submitted by Jesse Geoppo (GEOPPO@aol.com)                    |L|
                                                                  |L|
THE NEW TETRIS (NINTENDO 64)                                      |L|
                                                                  |L|
CPU Blocks Fall Faster                                            |L|
  To make the computer's blocks fall faster, select single        |L|
  player, then enter "AI2EZ4U" as the player name.                |L|
    Submitted by Adam Laughlin                                    |L|
                                                                  |L|
Kaleidoscope                                                      |L|
  Set the music in the options menu to "Haluci" and set the       |L|
  music mode to CHOOSE. Now start a one-player game and enter     |L|
  your name as HALUCI. then go under ONE PLAYER and type in       |L|
  HALUCI as your name. Do not press START to get to the OK        |L|
  button, you have to manually go there with the D-pad. Press A   |L|
  and enjoy the show.                                             |L|
    Submitted by Treble21                                         |L|
                                                                  |L|
Player Blocks Fall Faster                                         |L|
  To make the player's blocks fall faster, select single player,  |L|
  then enter "2FAST4U" as the player name.                        |L|
    Submitted by Adam Laughlin                                    |L|
                                                                  |L|
MAGICAL TETRIS CHALLENGE (NINTENDO 64)                            |L|
                                                                  |L|
Line Clear Graph                                                  |L|
  Here's a neat hidden feature for Magical Tetris Challenge's     |L|
  Endless Tetris Mode. Start a game in endless mode and tap A and |L|
  B at the same time during gameplay. This will switch on a       |L|
  graphical display on the 2P screen that shows how many lines    |L|
  you have cleared (divided into singles, doubles, triples, and   |L|
  so on). Have fun.                                               |L|
    Submitted by Dexter Spy                                       |L|
                                                                  |L|
THE NEXT TETRIS (PLAYSTATION)                                     |L|
                                                                  |L|
Sound Control at the Main Menu                                    |L|
  At the main menu hold R1+L1 to make the music louder, R1+L2 to  |L|
  turn down the music.                                            |L|
    Submitted by Allen                                            |L|
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TETRIS PLUS (PLAYSTATION)                                         |L|
                                                                  |L|
Access to Seceret Puzzle Design Area                              |L|
  Continue hitting X ten times when puzzle design thingy is       |L|
  highlighted.                                                    |L|
    Submitted by Just a                                           |L|
                                                                  |L|
Fast Professor                                                    |L|
  In puzzle mode after you beat the stage and the professor has   |L|
  fallen into the chamber below, press R2 to make the professor   |L|
  walk faster.                                                    |L|
    Submitted by Butthead (sw24@is.nyu.edu)                       |L|
                                                                  |L|
Level Select                                                      |L|
  1. Choose Puzzle Mode and select Password                       |L|
  2. As soon as the Password screen appears press Down, Down,     |L|
     Right, Up, Up, Right, Up, Up, Up, Right                      |L|
  3. Repeat Step 2                                                |L|
  4. Press X                                                      |L|
  5. When the game starts, a Stage Select will be available       |L|
                                                                  |L|
    Submitted by IVcyte@aol.com                                   |L|
                                                                  |L|
TETRIS PLUS (SATURN)                                              |L|
                                                                  |L|
Easy Win                                                          |L|
  In vs. mode, try to build a square around the professor,        |L|
  leaving 1 area of no lines above, and box him in. Doing so will |L|
  prevent the professor from so foolishly climbing to his own     |L|
  death, and you can watch your opponent suffer. This trick can   |L|
  work wonders once mastered. Also: all excess blocks can be      |L|
  broken off by making the touch the spikes, as you can't lose    |L|
  without the professor's head touching the spikes.               |L|
    Submitted by řrbitz                                           |L|
                                                                  |L|
TETRIS 2 (SUPER NINTENDO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM)                    |L|
                                                                  |L|
Passwords                                                         |L|
  Level    Password    Level   Password                           |L|
  31       FT?          66        9V9                             |L|
  32       N7?          67        T1M                             |L|
  33       48N          68        9VM                             |L|
  34       8QN          69        WZ5                             |L|
  35       48R          70        BL5                             |L|
  36       8QR          71        WZ1                             |L|
  37       2F2          72        BL1                             |L|
  38       XS2          73        V19                             |L|
  39       2FK          74        CV9                             |L|
  40       XSK          75        V1M                             |L|
  41       S8N          76        CVM                             |L|
  42       0QN          77        5Z5                             |L|
  43       S8R          78        ?L5                             |L|
  44       0QR          79        5Z1                             |L|
  45       QF2          80        ?L1                             |L|
  46       HS2          81        TW6                             |L|
  47       QFK          82        926                             |L|
  48       HSK          83        TWZ                             |L|
  49       4NQ          84        92Z                             |L|
  50       80Q          85        WK4                             |L|
  51       4N0          86        B64                             |L|
  52       800          87        WKP                             |L|
  53       2RV          88        B6P                             |L|
  54       X9V          89        VW6                             |L|
  55       2R!          90        C26                             |L|
  56       X9!          91        VWZ                             |L|
  57       SNQ          92        C2Z                             |L|
  58       00Q          93        5K4                             |L|
  59       SN0          94        ?64                             |L|
  60       000          95        5KP                             |L|
  61       QRV          96        ?6P                             |L|
  62       H9V          97        JP7                             |L|
  63       QR!          98        JPH                             |L|
  64       H9!          99        JPH                             |L|
  65       T19          100       Z3H                             |L|
                                                                  |L|
    Submitted by Jody Born (jodyborn3@hotmail.com)                |L|
                                                                  |L|
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TETRIS ATTACK (SUPER NINTENDO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM)               |L|
                                                                  |L|
Challenge Mode                                                    |L|
  To play the Challenge Mode on 1p VS. Mode, do the following:    |L|
                                                                  |L|
  Go to 1p VS. Mode.                                              |L|
  Select new game.                                                |L|
  Put the cursor on Hard mode.                                    |L|
  Hold Up + L and press A.                                        |L|
  The screen will turn red if you've done this correctly.         |L|
    Submitted by Brian Kent                                       |L|
                                                                  |L|
Change Characters in One-Player Vs. Mode                          |L|
  Begin a 1 player game in Vs mode. After winning a match, press  |L|
  and hold the X and Y buttons. You will now be able to play as   |L|
  any character you have defeated.                                |L|
    Submitted by Lloyd Kim                                        |L|
                                                                  |L|
Harder Game                                                       |L|
  In the beginning of the game, when Yoshi appears on the screen  |L|
  and says "Nintendo!", press B, A, L, L. If you hear a sound     |L|
  then the code was done correctly. Now when you make a Combo or  |L|
  a Chain, the panels continue to rise, it doesn't do a stop.     |L|
    Submitted by Brian Kent                                       |L|
                                                                  |L|
Hardest Bowser Level                                              |L|
  To go to the hardest VS. mode level in the game, type in this   |L|
  code:S6?L7B7!.                                                  |L|
    Submitted by d8uv                                             |L|
                                                                  |L|
Passwords - Puzzle Mode                                           |L|
  In the passwords below, only enter one the letters in           |L|
  parenthesis. The first one is for the Regular Puzzle levels and |L|
  the second one is for the EXTRA Puzzle levels. With all of the  |L|
  codes below your time starts out at 0'00.                       |L|
                                                                  |L|
  Level Password       Level Password       Level Password        |L|
  1-01  FP5D29(C,J)!   3-01  FPMD29(C,J)J   5-01  FP&D29(M,G)2    |L|
  1-02  FP5J29(C,J)K   3-02  FPMJ29(C,J)G   5-02  FP&J29(M,G)4    |L|
  1-03  FPSD29(C,J)3   3-03  FPCD29(C,J)Q   5-03  FPTD29(M,G)H    |L|
  1-04  FPSJ29(C,J)P   3-04  FPCJ29(C,J)8   5-04  FPTJ29(M,G)L    |L|
  1-05  FP%D29(C,J)D   3-05  FP8D29(C,J)9   5-05  FPXD29(M,G)N    |L|
  1-06  FP%J29(C,J)R   3-06  FP8J29(C,J)%   5-06  FPXJ29(M,G)X    |L|
  1-07  FP9D29(C,J)Z   3-07  FPQD29(C,J)S   5-07  FPND29(M,G)T    |L|
  1-08  FP9J29(C,J)?   3-08  FPQJ29(C,J)5   5-08  FPNJ29(M,G)&    |L|
  1-09  FPBD29(C,J)2   3-09  FPGD29(C,J)7   5-09  FPPD29(M,G)C    |L|
  1-10  FPBJ29(C,J)4   3-10  FPGJ29(C,J)6   5-10  FPPJ29(M,G)M    |L|
  2-01  FPYD29(C,J)H   4-01  FPJD29(C,J)Y   6-01  FP3D29(M,G)1    |L|
  2-02  FPYJ29(C,J)L   4-02  FPJJ29(C,J)B   6-02  FP3J29(M,G)F    |L|
  2-03  FP6D29(C,J)N   4-03  FPLD29(M,G)!   6-03  FPKD29(M,G)J    |L|
  2-04  FP6J29(C,J)X   4-04  FPLJ29(M,G)K   6-04  FPKJ29(M,G)G    |L|
  2-05  FP7D29(C,J)T   4-05  FPHD29(M,G)3   6-05  FP!D29(M,G)Q    |L|
  2-06  FP7J29(C,J)&   4-06  FPHJ29(M,G)P   6-06  FP!J29(M,G)8    |L|
  2-07  FPFD29(C,J)C   4-07  FP4D29(M,G)D   6-07  FP?D29(M,G)9    |L|
  2-08  FPFJ29(C,J)M   4-08  FP4J29(M,G)R   6-08  FP?J29(M,G)%    |L|
  2-09  FP1D29(C,J)1   4-09  FP2D29(M,G)Z   6-09  FPZD29(M,G)S    |L|
  2-10  FP1J29(C,J)F   4-10  FP2J29(M,G)?   6-10  FPZJ29(M,G)5    |L|
                                                                  |L|
    Submitted by Brian Kent                                       |L|
                                                                  |L|
Passwords - Stage Clear Mode                                      |L|
  These passwords are for single-player Stage Clear mode.         |L|
                                                                  |L|
  Level    Password                                               |L|
    1-5    N4JZN5KZ                                               |L|
    2-5    &RG8NB&X                                               |L|
    3-5    XXG!NGI5                                               |L|
    4-5    &GTMNHS?                                               |L|
                                                                  |L|
      Submitted by Billy Hatch                                    |L|
                                                                  |L|
Secret Characters                                                 |L|
  Go to the Player vs. Player character select screen, then hold  |L|
  L + R on both controllers for a few seconds. If you did it      |L|
  right, the question marks (?) at the bottom of the screen will  |L|
  be replaced by bosses.                                          |L|
    Submitted by Scott Cullen                                     |L|
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