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Version: Final | Updated: 01/03/13

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                   |              Tetris Attack            |
                   |                 An FAQ                |
                   |             By KeyBlade999            |
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                   |           File Size: 11.5 KB          |
                   |         Current Version: Final        |
                   |  Previous Update: 4:12 AM 12/25/2012  |

                        Section Negative One: Donations           **TETRIS_-1**

While I do write all of my guides for free, it does take a lot of time and
effort to put them together. If you're feeling generous and want to show your
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me make more quality FAQs! Even the smallest donation amounts are appreciated,
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                        Section Zero: Table of Contents            **TETRIS_0**

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  -1. Donations ................................................ **TETRIS_-1**
   0. Table of Contents ........................................ **TETRIS_0**
   1. Introduction ............................................. **TETRIS_1**
   2. Version History .......................................... **TETRIS_2**
   3. Legalities ............................................... **TETRIS_3**

   4. Basics of the Game ....................................... **TETRIS_4**

                           Section One: Introduction               **TETRIS_1**

Welcome to another FAQ of mine. This one covers the SNES game known as
Tetris Attack. Tetris Attack is a bit of an odd title, I guess. It is still
built upon the foundations originally put into Tetris, but Nintendo has now
given it a mix of a Yoshi (from Super Mario World) remix. Interesting, eh...?


Yeah, I don't have much to say about this; not real good with this, you know.
But try to enjoy.

                         Section Two: Version History              **TETRIS_2**

Final - First and likely only version of this FAQ completed.
        4:12 AM 12/25/2012

                           Section Three: Legalities               **TETRIS_3**

This FAQ may not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal,
private use. It may not be placed on any website or otherwise distributed
publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other
website or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a
violation of copyright.

All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their
respective trademark and copyright holders.

© 2012-2013 Daniel Chaviers (a.k.a. KeyBlade999).

If you would wish to contact me concerning this or my other FAQs, use this
e-mail: keyblade999.faqs@gmail.com, or PM (Private Message) me on the GameFAQs
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                       Section Four: Basics of the Game            **TETRIS_4**


~~ D-Pad        : Move cursors.
~~ A Button     : Switch panels; confirms choice.
~~ B Button     : Switch panels; cancels choice.
~~ X Button     : Cancel (puzzle only).
~~ Y Button     : Cancel (puzzle only).
~~ L Buttons    : Raise block stack.
~~ R Buttons    : Raise block stack.
~~ Start Button : Pause and unpause game.
~~ Select Button: N/A.

General Game Basics

How Tetris Attack Works:

You will see two white targeting cursors, shaped like squares, on the screen.
If you place the two of them over two blocks and press A or B, you will swap
the two blocks. If you do this with one block and a gap, the block will fall
into the gap.

What's the point of this? Well, if you line up three of the same block either
horizontally or vertically, you'll make the blocks disappear and you shall
gain those magical numbers called points. If you are able to make more than
three blocks disappear, or make multiple sets disappear simultaneously, or
set up a chain reaction to remove more sets, you'll gain more amd more points
and also slow down the rising of blocks.

(One extremely important thing to note. There is a brief time between the
 formation of a removable set and its actual disappearance. You can use this
 time to set up a chain reaction.)

Generally, simultaneous disappearances will result in just a boosted number of
points. In the case of a chain reaction (a group disappears, then the gravity
that makes the blocks fall triggers another disappearance), you get multipliers
for the number of groups made to disappear - x2 for two groups, x3 for three
groups, and so on.

Of course, as time goes on, you'll run out of combos - it is almost
inevitable. Well, you can always press the L or R Buttons to make a whole new
row of blocks appear underneath what is already there! Of course, take note
that, like in most block-stackers including Tetris, if the blocks go too high,
then the game is over. In this game, if a single block touches the top line of
the playfield, that initiates the game over, regardless of where the block is.
And also note that the blocks will rise by themselves as time passes, and this
is only delayed by the disappear of more than three blocks through a group
disappearance or chain reaction.

Versus Mode Tetris Attack:

Versus Mode has its own li'l quirks. Rather than survival, this mode is more
about killing, so to speak, your opponent. During gameplay, a special silvery
"!" panel will appear. If you form a set with it, this will drop a block on
your opponent's field.

Additionally, if you were to make multiple blocks disappear at once (more than
three), your opponent will get some annoying garbage blue blocks whose size are
proportionate to the blocks you removed - more blocks, bigger bang!

As for chain reactions, those will fill up whole rows on your opponent's side
equal to the chain reaction multiplier minus one. For example, a x4 chain
fills up three rows on your opponent's screen.

Now, let's say your on the other side of this - receiving garbage blocks. Have
no fear, it is possible to remove them - you just need to make a set disappear
next to the garbage block. This will turn it, and any like-colored garbage
blocks touching it, into normal panels. And, as for thicker garbage blocks, you
have to transform one line of it at a time.

Game Modes

 ~ 1-Player Game: There are several sub-modes. Endless plays until you have a
                  game over; in Time Trial, you try to get as high a score as
                  possible in a limited time; in Clear Stage, you clear every
                  stage (there are 30) in order; in Puzzle, you try to remove
                  every panel; in VS., you play a versus game versus the

 ~ 2-Player Game: There are two sub-modes, which are like ones previously
                  mentioned. There is Time Trial and VS.

 ~ How to Play: Yoshi will teach you about playing the game.

 ~ How to Improve: Get hands-on experience with combos, chains, and skill

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