There’s no doubt that Tetris is one of the most iconic videogame franchises, ported to most platforms over the years in some form or another whilst inspiring countless more copies. The latest and one of the best versions was 2018’s Tetris Effect for PlayStation VR which added a whole new visual and audible dynamic. Today, it’s the turn of Oculus Quest to offer this absorbing experience.
Tetris Effect offers the same core, addictive gameplay experience the series is known for, fitting waves of tetriminos to make lines across the game board and score as many points as possible.
What Tetris Effect does is up the wow factor to give you a stunning puzzle experience. A combined effort between Enhance Games, Resonair and Monstars Inc., completing lines and particular stages will affect the music and visuals around you, becoming more elaborate and intense as you progress.
For such a simple title Tetris Effect features plenty of content, incorporating 30+ stages and over 10 challenging modes to tackle. From Journey Mode which is the main campaign to Marathon Mode which tasks you with getting the best score you can within a 150-line limit. Additionally, a special ‘Weekend Ritual’ event will take place each weekend for 24 hours. Participating players have to earn points towards a collective goal, if that’s reached then they’ll be rewarded with a special in-game avatar.
It also includes new features like the ‘Zone’ mechanic. Using this you can stop time and Tetriminos falling, helping you get out of a possible game over situation or just rack up extra Line Clears for bonus scoring rewards.
VRFocus gave the PC VR edition of Tetris Effect a full five-star review, saying: “Tetris Effect has lost none of the prime gameplay quality that the series is known for, it’s still as addictive and difficult to stop playing as ever. Quite frankly, Tetris Effect is the best version of Tetris. Just as important, the title suits experienced and new VR players alike.”
Tetris Effect will provide hours and hours of entertainment for Oculus Quest owners stuck indoors. For further updates on the title, keep reading VRFocus.