I hate this game...but I just can't stop playing it!
I have been playing this game for years, mostly because it was one of the original 5 games I had for the NES, but also because my uncle had it and we used to play it at his house also. This game brings back memories of horror, and thrown controllers. Nowadays the thrown controllers have been replaced with ten-minute strings of swears and bruised thighs from pounding on them with my fists. I have sworn more about this game, than anything else in my life! That is no exaggeration.
The game-play is simple enough; you try to fit falling pieces together to make solid rows which then disappear and award you points. The more rows you get at once, up to four, the more points you get. However, you must balance more rows with the speed of the game, as the higher the level, the faster the shapes fall. It sounds like a piece of cake, but I'm here to tell you that it is NOT! Oh how it is not. I'm usually good up to level seven, but as soon as level eight comes around, those damn pieces fall so fast that I can't get them to do what I want before they hit the bottom, and once they hit the bottom, you are screwed! They don't move anymore. They are super glued to wherever they fall, and you better restart the game, because you are done! There's no saving it, they just keep coming until the game gives you the ol' double deuce, that's the double middle finger in case you are wondering, and tells you to go to HELL!
Those damn commies knew this was going to toy with our minds. They knew it was impossible, and drove people to madness! Why else did they give that spawn of Satan over so freely? It was all a plot to overthrow the U.S.A. Too bad for the Russians that I was the only one stupid enough to be driven insane by it, ten years too late.
In all, it's a descent game, but damn…it gets way to hard, way too fast!