Tetris has been often called the greatest game ever created, and the Game Boy version is the best version of Russia's greatest export. So what's it all about? Well, it's rather abstract, but here it is in a nutshell. Shapes comprising four connected blocks fall from the sky, and you can rotate and drop them into place on the bottom of the screen. The aim of the game is to arrange the shapes so they form a complete solid horizontal line, which then disappears and leaves more room for the continuing barrage of descending blocks. As you make more and more lines disappear, the blocks fall faster, and when they eventually pile up to the top, it's game over. Does that sound like pure and complete video gaming addiction? No? Well, I guess I'm crap at explanations, then. Sue me. Older Game Boys came with this one packed in, but it is now being sold separately, so every single person on the planet has a chance to become a zombiefied Tetris slave. No Game Boy is complete without a copy of Tetris to play on it.
One of the best features of Tetris is its link facility. Not only can you go into a deep Zen-like trance with the solo game, but with two machines, two copies of the game, and a link cable, you can take on a friend and see who is the best Tetris player around! Mario and Luigi guest star to keep track of who is winning the best-of-five contest, and it's drinks all around when one player wins! Could this be the best multiplayer game ever made? Another way to play the game is with Mode B, which is more like a puzzle game. Here, you must clear the screen of blocks that are already there. It's a nice add-on, but nothing beats the classic mode we all know and love. The best thing about it, though, is that you're treated to a scene of Russian folk dancing when you finish it.