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Squad Challenge - Tetris (NES)

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#41 jmjustin6


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Posted 13 November 2018 - 12:14 AM

Here's my best so far. 108,975. Man I'm really rusty at this

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#42 Kid A

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 02:40 AM

Here's a couple tips I have. The first is obvious. Score as many Tetrises (4 lines in one drop) as you can. These are worth the most amount of points. These can obviously be done only with the "I" piece.

Here's the scoring breakdown right from the manual.


Second tip is knowing your pieces.


What I mean by that, is to know what pieces fit in what crevices just by sight. Knowing that an L piece will fit in a spot that's 3 deep with an open spot to the left. Knowing this helps tremendously, especially at higher speeds

3rd tip. Know when to block the well when setting up for Tetrises.


Even though in the example as shown in the picture, yes you're blocking off the well but since lines are completed those lines will go away setting you up for a Tetris. This also helps a lot to get rid of lines when playing at higher speeds.

Here's another example


In this example once the reverse L piece is dropped, a line will be completed. But the Well will remain closed. But with the next piece, you drop it as shown under next into the open gap, and the well will be open once again only being blocked for 2 piece drops.

Edited by Kid A, 13 November 2018 - 02:46 AM.

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