What are the top 5 games you currently enjoy playing the most on your Pi and why?
tetris battle gaiden is by far my favourite multiplayer tetris - it's tetris with magic spells :) eg, reverse opponents controls, swap your playfields, randomise their playfield, and so on.
and what's hilarious is that all the spells are titled in japanese so my opponent and i typically have no idea what spell we're about to use, and many of them are more of a hindrance than a help. there's probably a translation hack but IMO it's better with the added chaos. i refuse to play with my japanese gf as she has the advantage :D
tetris effect on ps4 (etc) may not a be a 'pure' tetris experience but it is incredible in VR.
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@dankcushions I have discovered Tetris Battle Gaiden just recently when researching the best SNES games and never had the chance to play it against a friend. Really like the game so far. Besides Tetris Effect, the newer NSwitch exclusive Tetris 99 looks fun too (in other words Tetris Battle Royale), essentially a 100 player at the same time game mode. And I have heard really good things about the Tetris: The Grand Master series on Arcade and its ports to the newer consoles.
@thelostsoul tetris TGM seems like the one for the true tetris-savants! it's the setting for some of the craziest videos of gaming skill out there:
(check out the credits at the end...)
there are some awesome games-done-quick segments featuring it but i can't remember which is the best - maybe
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@dankcushions Wow, the first link was one of the, if not the most impressive Tetris play I have ever seen. And what the heck is happening at the end? Is this some kind of "admission" (not sure if this is the right term, I use a translator)?
One of the key factors in a good Tetris game is the control in the moment it hits the bottom and the right amount of time to be able to still rotate.
The Pac-Man game I was talking about actually is named "Pac-Man arrangement" from 1996 (for the Arcade).
Can't wait to try this out tonight. A fifth ghost with eyesight problems sounds like it has a nice sense of humor to it.
I wonder if there are fundamental differences like the logic
There certainly is. Since Tetris is a fairly straightforward game, these differences can usually be broken down into just a few categories, like rotation type, DAS delay and ARE speed. For the most part they're all documented at www.tetris.fandom.com. For example, the basic logic of Nintendo's Tetris is documented here and Tengen's here.
tetris battle gaiden is by far my favourite multiplayer tetris
According to a few interviews, this is also Alexey Pajitnov's favorite version as well. His answer seems to change over time, but apparently this was his kids' favorite version growing up and they would play it with him quite a bit.
what's hilarious is that all the spells are titled in japanese so my opponent and i typically have no idea what spell we're about to use
Seeing people play online over the years, this comedy of errors is one of the biggest reasons the game is so fun. The battle mechanics themselves are also very inventive and well thought out. I hate to say that I've never had the pleasure of playing it with others. Strangely, the computer player isn't even affected by some of the bonuses/hindrances like reversed controls and blinded play, which begs the question, why even have a computer opponent here at all. I don't know if it would interest you, but the whole game was recently translated in full only a few months ago. Overall it's a very good effort, but I have a slight issue with the translated title. "Gaiden" seems to translate more easily to "side story" rather than "spin off", but it's debatable and a very small nitpick regardless.
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Thank you very much my friend. It's good to see you guys.
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@mediamogul I'm perfectly certain that it was most definitely an entirely different pjft. I'm also perfectly sure that that same different pjft didn't mean any ill will, and that at the time he was a believer that "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" but apparently there's broader ramifications to his actions, and that he's sorry. Also, "the woman you love" reminds you that the restraining order is still in effect after the noodle incident.
Anyways. Not me.
I actually haven't played many new things sine my last post 21 days ago, but you got me intrigued by some of your mentions - I hadn't heard of Pacapong, and it looks awesome.
As for all the Tetris love here, @dankcushions 's recommendation is also echoed by many, and when I tried it out a few years ago it was indeed quite a fun game. Our own @herb_fargus swears by OpenBlok, which you can install in the Ports section, so that's also an option. :)
Have a great weekend everyone!
I'm perfectly certain that it was most definitely an entirely different pjft.
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@mediamogul I’ve chimed in on this one before. Tetris is also my game. Its the game I have most physical copies of. The game I play the most out of all my collection. The Gameboy version is really my go to but, I do enjoy the NES version a lot. A year or two ago I wanted to head up to the Portland Retro Gaming Expo. It never happened and I really wanted to go see Jonas in person and compete in CTWC. He has since past and COVID cancelled it last year so here we are today. I still play Tetris like my life depends on it.
RIP Jonas Neubauer.
It's such a damn shame about Jonas. I followed both him and his wife Heather online for years and completely aside from their massive amount of skill (Heather is also a Dr. Mario world champ) it was always amazing to see the two of them just being themselves together.
If you were to ask Alexey Pajitnov currently, I believe he's ultimately settled on the original Game Boy version as being his favorite for some time now. It's no surprise really, as it's not only one of the strongest, most iconic and enjoyable versions available, but it was also developed with direct input from himself by his close friend Henk Rogers who owned Bullet Proof Software. Despite arguably missing the mark earlier with the Famicom version, BPS really got it right on the Game Boy.
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An update for this week :
- Daxter (Sony PSP), really inventive platformer, I can't help but marvel at the PSP's capabilities.
- Gun Nac (NES), utterly bonkers vertical shooter, one of the fastest games I've seen on the NES.
- Raiden Densetsu (FM Towns), very simple but very tightly crafted and addictive.
- Streets of Rage II (MegaDrive), for me still the best beat 'em up ever made.
- Galaga '88 (PC Engine), gorgeous and blazingly fast Galaga action.
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Could someone point me to a site where I can get some of these great games for my RetroPi?
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