Andreas Koch - 08/05/2022
While the titlescreen of this game looks good and colourfull, there always was a problem with it. When you waited until the moving clouds appeared and then pressed START to continue loading, most of the time the computer crashed. (Maybe some DLI's were not shut off correctly or there were problems with VBI and/or running an NTSC program on my PAL machine, I have no clue.) Since I did not like this, I simply removed the title. All sounds in this game are from Kemal Ezcan, think they were borrowed from his Supersynthesizer (Atari Basic with Data lines) demo disk. After so many years, I simply could not listen to the starting sound Digi-Ley, Digi-Loo anymore and so a friend changed it to pure silence for me. (One can still enable one of the available sounds with a key, the only difference is, that my game starts with music off now). The game plays very good and therefore belongs to my Top 5 of A8 Tetris games. Most of all, it uses the original Tetris tiles and did not add new tiles, like some other versions did.
This was by far my favorite Tetris clone. Maybe it has to do with the fact I wrote it. My wife played the heck out of it. She wanted a Tetris on the Atari, and I had time to kill. Glad some people out there still find it enjoyable. I still have the source code. I should upload a dump of the game here. I am sure I can find the floppy somewhere. :) .
When Tetris took the world by storm, it was inevitable that we'd see clones flood the market. We never got an official release for the Atari 8-bit, but this was easily my favorite one. It was fast, colorful, and addicting. The very catch title song (and an excellent arrangement, I might add), which I thought was an original piece written specifically for the game, is actually a famous Swedish pop song, "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley." Check out Youtube for a fun slice of the eighties as performed by The Herreys in both the original Swedish and English(!) versions.
I have this. It's a very good Tetris clone. It even has three musical choices, like in the NES version. High scores are written to disk too.