Tetris & Dr. Mario

Developer(s) Nintendo
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Release Date(s) December 30, 1994
Platform(s) SNES

Gameplay Info

Next pieces 1
Playfield dimensions 10w x 20h (Tetris); 8w x 16h (Dr. Mario)
Hold piece No
Hard drop Soft only
Rotation system Nintendo Rotation System (Tetris); Dr. Mario domino system with extra wall kicks (Dr. Mario)
Tetris and Dr Mario
Tetris and Dr Mario title Tetris and Dr Mario ingame

Tetris & Dr. Mario for Super NES is a compilation of Tetris and Dr. Mario (hence the name). Both games are a revamped version of their NES counterpart. New features:

  • Mixed Mode - each player plays a level of B-type Tetris, a level of Dr. Mario, and uses the remaining time to score points in A-type Tetris.
  • Tetris 2-player with garbage - based on the Game Boy version.
  • CPU opponents in both Tetris and Dr. Mario
  • Diagonal motion (soft drop + shift) in Tetris
  • More flexible wall kicks in Dr. Mario

There are minor changes to the Tetris mechanics from the NES version:

  • The code to select levels 10-19 has been removed.
  • The DAS has changed slightly, now being 17 frames for the first repeat instead of 16. Additional repeats are still 6 frames apart.
  • There is now a 10 frame delay before a piece begins falling after it spawns. The piece can freely be moved and rotated during this window.

See also

Tetris and other puzzle games published by Nintendo {{}}
Console releases: Tetris (NES, Nintendo) | Tetris & Dr. Mario | The New Tetris | Tetris Party
Handheld releases: Tetris (Game Boy) | Tetris DX | Tetris DS
Topics: Nintendo Rotation System

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