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3-D Tetris

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Title Screen

3-D Tetris

Also known as: Polygo Block (JP)
Developer: T&E Soft
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Virtual Boy
Released in US: March 22, 1996


DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.


What's that, Lassie? Tetrominos fell down a well? A three-dimensional well?!

I'd better get 3-D Tetris!

Internal Name

Like all Virtual Boy games, 3-D Tetris has an internal name near the end of the ROM at FFDE0. In this case, the name is POLYGOBLOCK, the title of the unreleased Japanese version.

Japanese Localization

Elementary, my dear Cactus.
This needs some investigation.
Discuss ideas and findings on the talk page.
Specifically: There are more Japanese tiles at ACCE4 and B2D10 that aren't easily arranged and may need a tilemap.

As mentioned above, a Japanese version was in the works but cancelled due to the poor reception and sales of the Virtual Boy as a whole. Still, a number of Japanese-language menu graphics are in the US ROM, although oddly some of them say "3-D Tetris" in Japanese and not "Polygo Block".

Offset Graphic
84878 3DTetris-VB-JapaneseNormalTarget.png
Normal Target
84DF8 3DTetris-VB-JapaneseEndlessStage.png
Endless Stage Clear Type
Endless Stage Clear
852A8 3DTetris-VB-Japanese3DTetris.png
3-D Tetris
94E70 3DTetris-VB-JapaneseTargetPuzzle.png
3-D Tetris Target Puzzle
(Translation: GlitterBerri)

Unused Splash Graphics

T&E Soft Nintendo
3DTetris-VB-T&ESoftPresents.png 3DTetris-VB-NintendoLogo.png

Splash screen graphics for T&E Soft (6301C) and Nintendo (6527C) are present near the title screen. In the final game, the opening credits are simply laid out in text form, as in early Tetris titles (such as the Game Boy version).