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Cart [#picotetris-5#] | Code | 2019-04-29 | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA | Embed

Another Tetris clone, I know :P

I managed to squeeze in an extra mode, take a look if you want!

Why are you reading this, it's Tetris, you probably already know how it works

Anyways, this clone is guideline-compliant in large parts (except where the guideline is boring or confusing to me), including Standard Rotation System and kicks. It has a steep difficulty curve, and a lot of options to adjust gameplay, animations, or Tetromino sprites (I have 16 now!).

I implemented 9 different modes, and up to 3 highscores are automatically saved per mode (options are also automatically saved btw)

If that description was too dry and boring (writing it wasn't much fun either, so I understand you), it also has lasers and poorly drawn donuts, what more could you want from a game?

Thanks to @Actually_Ed and @DavidMazarro for some great ideas!


  • ⬅️/➡️
    -shift Tetromino

  • ⬇️
    -soft drop Tetromino (locks if hard-drop set to non-locking!)

  • ⬆️
    -hard drop Tetromino (locking by default, can be toggled in options)

  • ❎/🅾️
    -ccw/cw rotation (can be inverted in options)

  • ❎+🅾️

  • Enter
    -Pause menu (with options to retry, go back to title, or mute the game)


  • Survival (new!)

    • Single rows of garbage are randomly inserted at the bottom, see for how many line clears you can survive!
  • Infinite

    • There is no winning condition, you just go on until you top out or you get bored
  • Marathon

    • Game ends after you cleared 150 lines
  • Sprint

    • You have 2 minutes to clear as many lines as you can
  • Garbage

    • When you start the game, the well is filled with 15 lines of garbage, clear them all as fast as possible
  • Combo

    • The well is filled with walls of respawning garbage left and right, making combos incredibly easy
  • Master

    • Marathon mode, starting at lv 20 (instant gravity, and very low delays, extremely difficult!)
  • Invisible

    • Yeah good luck with that one, idk why I even implemented it
  • Secret Grade

    • It's a secret, don't you dare look it up


Please note these are all from old versions, I'm just too lazy to update them

Title screen

Options menu

Standard mode, standard sprites, standard everything

Alternate sprites, don't like these as much

This one's so good

Here is an image of garbage mode, with another good set of sprites (btw theres a rounded version of this one too)

This is what combo mode looks like

The mode that you shall not play


  • 0.9.1

    • Added Secret Grade mode
    • Changed Combo mode so walls are rebuilt as you clear lines
    • Combo mode ends if you drop the combo
    • Small changes to how hold works
  • 0.9.3

    • Different mode descriptions
    • Automatic saving and loading of options and highscores
    • Highscore menu, with option to delete all scores
    • Mini Tetrominoes in preview can now use the downscaled preview sprite
    • Changed game over screen to show your score if appropriate
    • Probably a bunch of other minor stuff I lost track of
  • 0.9.5

    • Mostly animations: for line clears, hard drops, backgrounds
    • Forgot about any other changes, probably just minor stuff
  • 1.0

    • I kept notice of my changes this time
    • When hard-drop is non-locking, soft-drop locks instead
    • Levelling is now static (30 lines/level)
    • Gravity increases twice as fast per level now (not sure if that makes it harder overall than before)
    • Line clears give more points on higher levels
    • Introduced higher delays between pieces
    • Why do you even read this
    • On higher levels, ghost/grid disappear, also delays incrementally decrease (brutal difficulty above lv20)
    • Highscore shown to the right
    • Several UI changes, SFX in menus
    • Progress bar and background grid (both adjustable)
    • Optional laser SFX for line clears
    • Game can be muted from pause menu
    • A bunch of new options to play with
    • Some new sprites, including donuts
    • Bugfixes
  • 1.1

    • Survival mode
    • Progress bar is now on by default

Old versions

Cart [#picotetris-4#] | Code | 2019-04-26 | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA | Embed

Cart [#picotetris-3#] | Code | 2019-04-21 | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA | Embed

Cart [#picotetris-2#] | Code | 2019-04-17 | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA | Embed

Cart [#picotetris-1#] | Code | 2019-04-02 | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA | Embed

Cart [#picotetris-0#] | Code | 2019-04-02 | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA | Embed

Any feedback and recommendations welcome! <3

P#63193 2019-04-02 18:34 ( Edited 2019-04-29 13:11)

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Post-Release Comments

@DavidMazarro ok done, you can now choose from 8 different grid styles (0 being blank)

@bob1996w Thanks! Feel free to take a look and ask me if anything is unclear :)
Btw, I've played your tetris before, thats where I got the idea to offer several sprites for the different types of blocks, so thanks for your cart too! <3

P#63986 2019-04-26 14:17

Love the new changes! Thanks for doing the soft-drop-lock thing, that's personally my favorite way to play. The options sticking around is nice, too! I also think the new difficulty curve on gravity is much better. I see you're reeeeally squeezing those tokens, so I don't really know what I can suggest without turning your code into an unreadable mess of optimizations :p

P#64008 2019-04-27 18:03 ( Edited 2019-04-27 18:05)

Great work @Vanessa !
It only missing the original song ^^

P#64272 2019-05-09 19:48

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