|The Next Tetris is not only based on the original Tetris, which was created by Russian designer Alexey Pajitnov back in the mid- to late-1980s, it actually includes a copy of the original game, complete with enhanced graphics and sound. As most people know, Tetris is a game in which you maneuver falling blocks of seven different shapes into unbroken horizontal lines. When a line is created, the blocks in that line (or lines) disappear from the screen. Your job is to keep the pile of blocks from reaching the top of the playfield.|
The Next Tetris mode of play introduces several new elements to the Tetris universe. The block-maneuvering action remains, but special multi-colored puzzle pieces that can separate and fall when they land enter the mix. Also, blocks above cleared lines will fall to spaces below, possibly setting up a chain reaction, which in this game is called a Cascade.