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NullpoMino

Developer(s) NullNoname, Zircean, Kitaru, Wojtek, myndzi, nightmareci, Poochy.EXE, awake, nmn, pineapple, Spirale
Publisher(s) N/A
Release Date(s) Version 7.5.0 released on January 22nd, 2011 (Version 13)
Platform(s) Java+OpenGL

Gameplay Info

Next pieces variable
Playfield dimensions variable
Hold piece Yes, with IHS
Hard drop Yes
Rotation system Selectable and editable (not counting wallkicks, except on Linux)
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NullpoMino is a cross-platform, open-source* Tetris fan game notable for variety of gameplay modes and customizability**. It is a Tetris clone written in Java providing three versions: One using Slick, another using sdljava, the last using Swing. It was created by NullNoname. It simulates numerous games, including the TGM series, and contains a utility for creating (and editing) your own custom rotation systems as well**.

  • Only in Linux.
    • Certain portions of this game, such as the wallkicks, can only be edited by editing the files in Linux.

NullpoMino is one of the few Tetris games, official or not, with a truly cross-platform online vs. mode, the others being TetriNET, Blockbox, Tetris Friends, and MultriNet. Blockles also would have been on this list before it was discontinued due to copyright law (TTC has copyrighted the idea of tetriminoes).

Game ModesEdit

Marathon: Guideline 15/20/endless level Marathon with fixed Goal system

Marathon+: Survival mode from Tetris Friends. It has semi-invisible bonus challenge at level 21.

Extreme: Plays like Master mode from Tetris Zone. A 20G mode with guideline scoring rules.

Line Race: A 40 line game. The goal is customizable from 20, 40, and 100 lines.

Score Race: Race to specific points (10000, 25000, or 30000). Plays similar to Tetris Evolution's Score mode.

Dig Race: Break the bottom of 5, 10, or 18 lines of garbage as fast as you can.

Combo Race: In a special playfield four (default) columns wide, try to make a single combo as long as possible. Lines auto-regenerate until the quota reaches the goal (20, 40, or 100 lines).

Ultra: Timed score (or lines) attack. Technician: Challenge mode from guideline games. Uses variable Goal system.

Square: The New Tetris/Tetris Worlds Square mode (use rule: Square). The wallkicks are wrong.

Retro Marathon: Nintendo's NES Tetris and Tetris & Dr. Mario (SNES) -- very inaccurate, as various features particular to NES Tetris are unimplemented. Also includes Arrange, which extends the gravity table of Type-A to exceed 1G. (use rule: Nintendo-R)

Retro Mastery: How efficient can you be? A GPA-like efficiency rating is given at the end of the game, and Tetrises only add three lines to your total, in order to give you more time to score points before getting to the faster levels. (use rule: Nintendo-R)

VS-Battle: Guideline style 2-players battle mode.

Tool-VS Map Edit: map editor (not a real game mode)


TGM style modesEdit

These are just TGM games with the serial numbers filed off.

Retro Mania: Sega Arcade Tetris (use rule: Classic0)

Grade Mania: Tetris The Grand Master (use rule: Classic1)

Grade Mania 2: Master Mode from Tetris The Absolute The Grand Master 2 PLUS (use rule: Classic2)

Grade Mania 3: Master Mode from Tetris The Grand Master 3 Terror-Instinct (World rule: Standard-Hard; Classic rule: Classic3

Score Attack: Normal Mode from Tetris The Absolute The Grand Master 2 PLUS -- item blocks at 100 and 200 unimplemented (use rule: Classic2)

Speed Mania: T.A. Death Mode from Tetris The Absolute The Grand Master 2 PLUS (use rule: Classic2)

Speed Mania 2: Shirase Mode from Tetris The Grand Master 3 Terror-Instinct (World rule: Standard-Hard; Classic rule: Classic3)

Garbage Mania: TGM+ Mode from Tetris The Absolute The Grand Master 2 PLUS (use rule: Classic2)

Phantom Mania: Original invisible survival mode based on T.A. Death mode. (use rules: Classic3, Classic2)

Final: From Heboris Mini. Play without tool-assistance at your own peril. Time Attack: Line-based time attack modes from or inspired by Tetris The Grand Master ACE. (use rules: Classic-Easy-*, Standard-Hard128)

Practice: A training mode with various options.

Gem Mania: Sakura Mode from Tetris The Grand Master 3 Terror-Instinct (World rule: Standard-Hard; Classic rule: Classic3)

Other modes Edit

These three are other puzzle games with the serial numbers filed off.

Avalanche: Puyo Puyo (use rule: Avalanche)

Physician: Dr. Mario (use rule: Physician)

SPF: Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo (use rule: SPF)

TriviaEdit

  • Some users may not be able ot play NullpoMino normally. However, there is a way to play the game for these users: Simply right click edit the .bat file you are trying to open. Add this to the top of the file, changing the "c:/Program Files (x86)/java/jre6/bin" folder to wherever your javaw.exe is located: set path=%path%;c:/program files (x86)/java/jre6/bin
  • After the installation of NullpoMino, it requires the Java Runtime Environment to run and play the game.

See alsoEdit

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