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{{Infobox |title = PlayTV Legends Family Tetris
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{{Infobox |title = Family Tetris
 
|developer = HiScore Entertainment
 
|developer = HiScore Entertainment
|publisher = Radica:
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|publisher = Radica Games
 
|released = Fall 2006
 
|released = Fall 2006
|platform = 8mbit ROM, unknown microcontroller
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|platform = Dedicated device
|preview = One
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|preview = 1
|playfield =
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|playfield = 4 × 10 (1-block), 5 × 10 (2-block), 8 × 20 (3-block), 10 × 20 (4-block)
|hold = Yes
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|hold = Yes (4-block only)
 
|hard = Yes
 
|hard = Yes
|SRS =
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|system = [[SRS]]
|boxart = PlayTV Legends Family Tetris Gamepad Controllers.png
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|boxart = Family_Tetris_boxart.jpg
 
|title-scrn = PlayTV Legends Family Tetris Title Screen.png
 
|title-scrn = PlayTV Legends Family Tetris Title Screen.png
|ingame-scrn = PlayTV Legends Family Tetris Reef Theme.png
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|ingame-scrn = PlayTV_Legends_Family_Tetris_Space_Theme.png
 
}}
 
}}
  
== Game Information ==
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'''''Family Tetris''''' is a dedicated console developed by HiScore Entertainment Software Engineering, designed by [[Blue Planet Software|Blue Planet Software, Inc.]], and distributed by Radica Games in the fall of 2006. The game includes two gamepads and four "AA" batteries, and the gamepads connect directly to a standard television or VCR via the audio/video composite inputs.
PlayTV Legends Family Tetris is a direct-to-TV unit developed by HiScore Entertainment Software Engineering and distributed by Radica Games in the fall of 2006. The game shipped with two gamepad-style controllers with four "AA" batteries, and connected directly to a standard television via the television's audio/video composite inputs.
 
  
The game also features:
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== Gameplay ==
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'''Family Tetris''' features 5 game modes, 4 selectable skill levels, and 3 graphical themes. Players can choose from 1-block to 4-block ([[Tetromino]]) pieces for gameplay. In the case of 4-block pieces, the standard [[Tetris Guideline|Guideline]] ruleset is used. Players can also switch between Co-Op and Competitive for the multiplayer modes.
  
*Multiplayer game modes - Play solo or with a friend via the second controller, game includes both co-op and competitive game variants.
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The following modes appear in the game:
*Tetris game modes - The game includes Race, Marathon, Dig, and Versus game modes, as well as Family mode which enables people of all ages and skill levels to play together.
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*Skill levels - The game allows players to choose how many bricks are used to create blocks, thus young players can play using simple 1-brick blocks, while those more experienced can stick to classic 4-brick Tetriminos.
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*'''Family Mode''' – One or two players, each with their own [[playfield]], must clear 10 lines in a level in the shortest possible time. Up to 15 levels can be played in a single session.
*Graphic themes - The game includes three distinctive backgrounds: Reef, Western, and Space, each including numerous incidental and reward character animations.
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*'''Race''' – Each player must clear [[40 lines]] in the shortest possible time.
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*'''[[Marathon]]''' – Standard fixed-goal single-player mode. The game ends when a player [[Top out|tops out]] or clears 150 lines.
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*'''Dig''' – Players must clear [[Garbage|garbage]] blocks below the playfield for 15 waves. Only 3-block and 4-block pieces are available in this mode.
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*'''Versus''' – Standard multiplayer battle mode with garbage line attack system. Only 4-block pieces are available in this mode.
  
 
== Screenshots ==
 
== Screenshots ==
[[image:PlayTV_Legends_Family_Tetris_Gamepad_Controllers.png|144px|Gamepad controllers from Radica's "PlayTV Legends Family Tetris".]] [[image:PlayTV_Legends_Family_Tetris_Title_Screen.png|126px|Title screen from Radica's "PlayTV Legends Family Tetris".]]
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<gallery>
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PlayTV_Legends_Family_Tetris_Gamepad_Controllers.png|144px|Gamepad controllers.
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PlayTV_Legends_Family_Tetris_Title_Screen.png|126px|Title screen.
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PlayTV_Legends_Family_Tetris_Reef_Theme.png|144px|"Reef" theme.
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PlayTV_Legends_Family_Tetris_Western_Theme.png|144px|"Western" theme.
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PlayTV_Legends_Family_Tetris_Space_Theme.png|144px|"Space" theme.
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</gallery>
  
[[image:PlayTV_Legends_Family_Tetris_Reef_Theme.png|144px|"Reef" theme from Radica's "PlayTV Legends Family Tetris".]] [[image:PlayTV_Legends_Family_Tetris_Western_Theme.png|144px|"Western" theme from Radica's "PlayTV Legends Family Tetris".]] [[image:PlayTV_Legends_Family_Tetris_Space_Theme.png|144px|"Space" theme from Radica's "PlayTV Legends Family Tetris".]]
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== See also ==
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*[[Big Screen Tetris]]
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*[[Arcade Legends Tetris]]
  
 
== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
*http://www.hiscore.tv/promo_tetris.html
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*[http://www.hiscore.tv/promo_tetris.html Hi-Score Entertainment page (defunct)]
*http://www.amazon.com/Radica-I6019-PlayTV-Legends-Family/dp/B000FSSYZU
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*[http://web.archive.org/web/20090320225854/http://www.hiscore.tv/DemoVideos/Family_Tetris_Demo.wmv Demo video]
*http://www.radicagames.com
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*[http://web.archive.org/web/20081220220710/http://www.radicauk.com/product/instructions/I6019%20Manual_US.pdf User manual]
*http://www.radicauk.com
 
*http://www.hiscore.tv/DemoVideos/Family_Tetris_Demo.wmv
 
*http://www.radicauk.com/product/instructions/I6019%20Manual_US.pdf
 
  
[[Category:Games List]]
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[[Category:Official Tetris games]]
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[[Category:Dedicated device games]]

Latest revision as of 03:21, 18 January 2021

Family Tetris
Family Tetris boxart.jpg
Developer(s)HiScore Entertainment
Publisher(s)Radica Games
Platform(s)Dedicated device
ReleaseFall 2006
Gameplay info
Next pieces1
Playfield size4 × 10 (1-block), 5 × 10 (2-block), 8 × 20 (3-block), 10 × 20 (4-block)
Hold pieceYes (4-block only)
Hard dropYes
Rotation systemSRS
PlayTV Legends Family Tetris Title Screen.png
PlayTV Legends Family Tetris Space Theme.png

Family Tetris is a dedicated console developed by HiScore Entertainment Software Engineering, designed by Blue Planet Software, Inc., and distributed by Radica Games in the fall of 2006. The game includes two gamepads and four "AA" batteries, and the gamepads connect directly to a standard television or VCR via the audio/video composite inputs.

Gameplay

Family Tetris features 5 game modes, 4 selectable skill levels, and 3 graphical themes. Players can choose from 1-block to 4-block (Tetromino) pieces for gameplay. In the case of 4-block pieces, the standard Guideline ruleset is used. Players can also switch between Co-Op and Competitive for the multiplayer modes.

The following modes appear in the game:

  • Family Mode – One or two players, each with their own playfield, must clear 10 lines in a level in the shortest possible time. Up to 15 levels can be played in a single session.
  • Race – Each player must clear 40 lines in the shortest possible time.
  • Marathon – Standard fixed-goal single-player mode. The game ends when a player tops out or clears 150 lines.
  • Dig – Players must clear garbage blocks below the playfield for 15 waves. Only 3-block and 4-block pieces are available in this mode.
  • Versus – Standard multiplayer battle mode with garbage line attack system. Only 4-block pieces are available in this mode.

Screenshots

See also

External Links