Tetris Effect VR: Tetris on Steroids Powered by Virtual Reality
When Tetris Effect was first released, it brings back some fond memories, I recalled stealing my mom’s coins and ran to the arcades to play the original and timeless 2D Tetris and the Street Fighters, those were two of my favorite classic arcade games to play!
The award-winning classic puzzle game Tetris Effect was first released on PlayStation 4 and PSVR in 2018. Developed by Tetsuya Mizuguchi and his team.
When The Original Tetris Meets Tetris Effect!!!!!
Here is the video showing the expert of classic Tetris plays Tetris Effect for the first time:
Even with generic 8-bit graphic and backdrop music, Tetris was exciting back then, but that was 30 plus years ago, now it is powered by virtual reality, how does it get any better than that!
Tetris Effect has captured all the original Tetris’s essence without a compromise, and made it more addictive in virtual reality, seeing the blocks falling in 3D is such as thrill!
The addictive, irresistible, adrenaline-pumping experience that can only be felt and told through and by one’s very own experience. You have got to try it out for yourself in VR if you have ever been a fan of original 2D version!
The hypnotizing VR-powered version and experience combines with music that takes the entire experience to a whole new level, the whole immersive experience becomes a dreamy VR kaleidoscopic dream-scape. You might suddenly finding yourself building blocks and puzzling in outer space on the moon or underwater with flying dolphins and whales. The dazzling and trippy sound effect and surreal out-of-this-world visual makes dropping blocks way more exciting!
About: Tetris Effect
Game Developer: Monstars Inc, Resonair and Enhance
Game Publisher: Enhance Studios
Platform: PSVR, Oculus Quest
PSVR Price: $39.99 US / Oculus Quest Price: $29.99 USD
Tetris Effect Gameplay in Virtual Reality
The basic and fundamental rule of the game is almost the same as the classic Tetris. You start by building blocks and move through different tiers and levels. And as the difficulties increase, the music speeds up while you get to see different surreal scenes and colorful visuals
Building, arrange and re-arrange blocks and clearing rows as you drop the blocks while mutating to different shapes is even more addictive than 30 years ago, but this is not all that the VR-infused version has to offer.
The stunning sound effect and visual is definitely what makes the gaming experience amazing. Whether you are play the original 2D version, or now in 3D VR, the thing that makes you shit your pants and your heart skips a beat is when the time runs out and the music speeds up, that’s when you fuck it up! That’s the fun part of game, and in VR, that nerve-break moment is 10 times more realistic, and while you are having a 3D neon light show visual, it’s even more intense! It’s like playing Tetris in a rave party or a concert. The game studio even released a Soundtrack available for purchase, so the music and audio is really an integral part of the overall gaming experince!
Two of Tetris Effect’s cool features that we must mention is the amazing “Tetromino” and “Zone”. Tetromino allows you to rotate a block after it lands. And Zone allows you to pause the action. These two features adds more spice to the game and can save your ass during emergency situations in your journey!
Tetris Effect: Connected Multiplayer for Oculus Quest and PSVR in Summer 2021
According to Tetris Effect’s official homepage, the multi-player VR version of the game, the Tetris Effect: Connected for PlayStation VR, and Oculus Quest is scheduled to launch in summer 2021.
There is the co-op mode where three players are able to team up and connect with other players operating on different devices. There is also Zone Battle mode where you can match up with other players. And last but not least, the Score Attack mode where two players battles in each’s own journey and compete for the best score!
“TETRIS® EFFECT: CONNECTED adds an all-new robust multiplayer expansion to the huge variety of addictive and innovative single-player modes that Tetris Effect is known for. Connect and play with or against each other in all-new modes like “Zone Battle,” which shakes up traditional 1-on-1 Tetris gameplay via the time-stopping Zone mechanic, or try the innovative co-op of “Connected” mode, where up to three players can literally connect their Tetris playfields together and play as one, as they work together to take down a series of increasingly-challenging CPU-controlled bosses.”
“Whether you’re looking for co-op or competitive play, local or online multiplayer, or prefer the almost meditative purity of single-player’s 30+ wondrous stages and 10+ addictive modes, TETRIS® EFFECT: CONNECTED is the ultimate incarnation of the ultimate puzzle game, with options to fit every player and any mood.”
If you are a fan of the original 2D Tetris, you have got to try out the VR version. Tetris Effect is one of our favorite VR games so far, it brings back that nostalgic feelings of our arcade days…. Not only that, Tetris Effect is an amazing VR game all in its own right and glory. A game that’s well designed, re-innovated, and yet, still captured the legendary original series’s simple essence and spirit!