Jump to content
IGNORED

2022 VGS NES Weekly Contest - Tetris!


BeaIank
 Share

Recommended Posts

Member · Posted
16 minutes ago, Dr. Morbis said:

I've been a one way flipper since 1989, and that probably explains, at least partly, why I'm not terribly good at Tetris...

What,.....is going on here?  I feel like I've woken up in the twilight zone...

I was a one way flipper whenever it was that I started half a life time ago and then I realized that the pieces can be rotated both ways a short time later...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Member · Posted
2 hours ago, PII said:

What,.....is going on here?  I feel like I've woken up in the twilight zone...

I was a one way flipper whenever it was that I started half a life time ago and then I realized that the pieces can be rotated both ways a short time later...

The square doesn't need to be rotated and the line block only has two positions, so it doesn't care what button you press, and the Z pieces also only have two positions, so really the L blocks are the only ones that matter, and 50% of the time the one button I use is the one I need to begin with.  Sooooo, long story short, there is literally only one circumstance where it hurts me, and that's when I want to place an L block the opposite way, which means I have to press the button 3 times instead of once.  Yes, this is a crazy rationalization for doing something stupid, but I'm too damn old to change my ways... 😛

  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Member · Posted
46 minutes ago, Dr. Morbis said:

The square doesn't need to be rotated and the line block only has two positions, so it doesn't care what button you press, and the Z pieces also only have two positions, so really the L blocks are the only ones that matter, and 50% of the time the one button I use is the one I need to begin with.  Sooooo, long story short, there is literally only one circumstance where it hurts me, and that's when I want to place an L block the opposite way, which means I have to press the button 3 times instead of once.  Yes, this is a crazy rationalization for doing something stupid, but I'm too damn old to change my ways... 😛

The L and J blocks were precisely the 2 reasons why I remember deciding that I needed to be able to rotate both ways.  They were so much trouble when I was first learning.  Also though, you forgot about the T piece.  Rotating both ways helps with that one as well..

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Member · Posted

Well, the T piece as well. 

4 hours ago, PII said:

It's striking sometimes how often a random program can seem to give you the same piece 4 or 5 times in a row

- especially considering NES Tetris has built in protection against repeated piece types. So any time you're getting the same piece twice in a row, that means the RNG has already picked it three times in a row! And three of the same? You do the math 😛

  • Wow! 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Member · Posted
10 hours ago, PII said:

@RH ¡YOU CAN DO IT!

Maybe try level 15 for a while first?

That was legit my first attempt.  I wouldn't have posted it but I was amused that I some how got only 1 point!  I grew up playing Tetris 100% on the GB so I'm not that familiar with this copy of the game. If I want to play Tetris, it's always for the Game Boy.

Anyway, I know you can get a few points for dropping blocks but I just assumed they'd scale with levels.  I guess not.  Anyway, my real best so far has been around +5,000 and I think that was from getting 2x lines (but maybe 3x).  That was tough and felt like a lot of luck.

I'm not sure if I can get a participation score but I'll try.  If I do, I'll be done with it.  As fun as Tetris can be, I just like that green monochrome screen.  That is Tetris to me.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Member · Posted
28 minutes ago, RH said:

Anyway, I know you can get a few points for dropping blocks but I just assumed they'd scale with levels.  I guess not.  Anyway, my real best so far has been around +5,000 and I think that was from getting 2x lines (but maybe 3x).  That was tough and felt like a lot of luck.

"Pushdown points" are what you can get for each block, and it's something like 1 point for reach row that you're holding the down button to accelerate the piece - it's practically absolutely nothing, and I'd never recommend doing that for points.

Essentially the only points in NES Tetris that matter are the ones you get from a Tetris (four lines at once). Getting one Tetris is several times better than getting two doubles, or a single and a triple. A Tetris is even worth twice as much as two triples, so ideally any line clear that's not a Tetris shouldn't be more than a single line, to avoid wasting clears (since every line cleared moves you closer towards a tougher level that'll be harder to score on) 😄 

Here's a really good and very short and simple guide to the most fundamental Tetris basics:
https://www.ryanheise.com/tetris/tetris_stacking.html
I think just reading it alone should make any beginner a better Tetris player

A few more details in this guide here - upstacking and downstacking are of course important, and I recommend reading on skimming too, but sliding isn't particularly useful for the NES version:
https://www.tetrisconcept.com/p/start.html

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Member · Posted
2 hours ago, Dr. Morbis said:

The game gave me an ending screen with a rocket ship that was so unbelievably small that I feel like I was legit being trolled...

Yeah, that little toy pop rocket is legendary lol.  Sometimes I feel like the program enjoys denying me an I piece while throwing all you can eat everything else at me for like a minute straight.  😄 

    Your "WOW" made me 😄 real good!

Edited by PII
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Member · Posted
On 10/6/2022 at 8:08 AM, Jeevan said:

Just gonna leave this right here for you all 😘

That hyper-tapping is seriously wild.

Trying to figure out how to respond:

A) Take That A.I. !!!

B) Wait A Minute, Is He A Robot?

C) Finally Know What I Wanna Be When I Grow Up

D) That Glove Should Be Studded With Rhinestones ( It's easy to imagine him holding it out Alice Cooper style ie. Wayne's World )

The best part was just before 30:00 he does this so fast he actually supersedes the laws of physics and transforms himself into color bars.

Reminds me of this:

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Events Team · Posted
2 hours ago, PII said:

That hyper-tapping is seriously wild.

Trying to figure out how to respond:

A) Take That A.I. !!!

B) Wait A Minute, Is He A Robot?

C) Finally Know What I Wanna Be When I Grow Up

D) That Glove Should Be Studded With Rhinestones ( It's easy to imagine him holding it out Alice Cooper style ie. Wayne's World )

The best part was just before 30:00 he does this so fast he actually supersedes the laws of physics and transforms himself into color bars.

Reminds me of this:

 

 

he is actually "rolling" and not hyper tapping 😉  Its the latest and greatest method of madness from these guys.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Member · Posted
5 minutes ago, Jeevan said:

he is actually "rolling" and not hyper tapping 😉  Its the latest and greatest method of madness from these guys.

Did not realize.  I will have to look that one up.  I thought that was some fancy H.T.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Member · Posted

I don't transition all that often, but when I do, I need to force myself to just go for lines. Maybe two or three line clear at most. Trying to stack much just ends in disaster. And I need to not be so nervous which results in misdrops.

 

I also need to make sure that the stack is very low and completely clean by transition.

 

Edited by mbd39
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Member · Posted
39 minutes ago, Krunch said:

Damn this is hard... I've done at least 20 runs already and I still havent broken 30K

Yeah. Level 18 starts are gonna be super hard if you're not already a Tetris junkie.

You can try playing on 19 for awhile to warm up.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Member · Posted
8 minutes ago, mbd39 said:

Yeah. Level 18 starts are gonna be super hard if you're not already a Tetris junkie.

You can try playing on 19 for awhile to warm up.

 

That's a good tip that I considered doing at the outset, but I might have already used up all my gas getting this score.  I wanted to beat Dr Morbis and conceptually it doesnt seem difficult to get three Tetrises but it just is, and it hurts my head

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • The topic was unpinned

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...