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Proto:Tetris (DOS, AcademySoft)

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This page details one or more prototype versions of Tetris (DOS, AcademySoft).

This prototype of Gerasimov's Tetris is contained within the Tetris Gold compilation CD-ROM disc, released in 1993.

Download.png Download Tetris (AcademySoft Prototype)
File: Tetris (DOS, AcademySoft) (Proto).zip (13 KB) (info)

Odd Point Subtraction Feature

For some reason, there is a feature in which if you press Numpad 6 during gameplay, your points will be subtracted, or if you have none, your score will be negative.

TetrisProto (DOS, AcademySoft)-negativepoints.png

Overall Differences

Prototype Version 1.0
TetrisProto (DOS, AcademySoft)-title.png Tetris10-(DOS, 1986)-title.png
  • The title screen had rougher color cycling that would not always cover areas, and was generally much faster.
  • The copyright info and creator info, on the prototype, is all just maroon-colored.

Level Set Screen

Prototype Version 1.0
TetrisProto (DOS, AcademySoft)-setlevel.png Tetris10 (DOS, AcademySoft)-setlevel.png
  • The level setting screen for the prototype says What's your level as opposed to v1.0's Enter your level.
  • Another difference would be the exact location of the text- for the prototype, it's to the leftmost middle. For v1.0, it's directly in the middle.

Gameplay Screen

Prototype Version 1.0
TetrisProto (DOS, AcademySoft)-gameplay.png Tetris10 (DOS, AcademySoft)-gameplay.png
  • The statistics for Tetriminos are just colors in the prototype, and are on the left, as opposed to the actual Tetriminos being depicted on the right in v1.0 and v3.12.
  • The score number is gray in the prototype, but brown in v1.0.
  • H E L P is on the right in the prototype, but was moved to the left in v1.0.
  • The dark blue bullets are missing from the matrix in the prototype.

Game Over

Prototype Version 1.0
TetrisProto (DOS, AcademySoft)-gameover.png Tetris10 (DOS, AcademySoft)-gameover.png
  • In the prototype, the Game Over letters are dark blue with a black background.