No one can deny that the first Tetris kicks serious butt and just about everyone played it, whether you were a gaming fan or not. Even my grandmother played Tetris, and she can’t even use a calculator. With over 20 years of existence and hundreds of new versions appearing since then each featuring new modes and gameplay, Axis needs some spectacular gimmicks to make it worthwhile. Almost everyone already played it to death and what incentive is there to play a 20 year old game?
Axis has over 20 modes to play the world’s favorite block game. Besides the classic mode you can revert to Tetromino mode, which is a fast paced crazy action which will send your brain into overdrive. Stage Racer is another mode that will have you building blocks in a scrolling downward maize of mayhem. Tower Climber lets you stack blocks around a cylindrical tower. Bombliss lets you trigger explosions to clear blocks.
It’s true that all modes will not appeal to everyone, hence gamers will find their favorite mode and stick with it. With such a vast variety it’s unlikely to find fault with the game. The game is still as addictive as ever and provides endless fun for the whole family.
There is a multiplayer mode and players can challenge each other in any mode they choose. Even if other players don’t have the game cartridge you can share yours and still challenge them. This is another cool reason to add the game to your collection and justify the money spent.
The graphics and scenes are beautiful with excellent magic displayed in brilliant color and detail. Nintendo has successfully revived an old game and made it live again. The disadvantage is that Tetris is probably the most overplayed game around, so to get people to buy this new version will be a bit of a mission. Sometimes its best to let the past remain in the past, and bringing back an old game can actually harm the original.
For many it can appear just like another variation to the same thing. Fortunately, the game is found at a rockbottom bargain price and perhaps this will contribute to its success. Axis seems to offer a lot of new features that will have fans gasping for more.