Two of my favorite action puzzlers are on the Super Nintendo: Tetris Attack and Zoop. Both are dynamic, fun, and easy to pick up and play for gamers of all ages. You can get acompletecopyofTetrisAttack for around $20 ($10 cartridge only) and a complete copy of Zoop for approximately $12 ($4 cartridge only). A bargain to be sure, as these games will keep you busy for hours and hours.

TETRIS ATTACK

Produced by Gunpei Yokoi, the chief architect of the Game Boy, Tetris Attack deviates significantly from the falling block gameplay mechanic estab- lished by the original Tetris and copied by countless sequels and rip-offs. The game features colorful square panels – with a star, heart, diamond, or other such design – that rise from the bottom of the screen. Players quickly zip a cursor around the playfield, rearranging the panels two at a time with the goal of aligning three or more identical colors in a row, effectively eliminating them from the screen. While you can only switch the panels horizontally, the identical panels matched up horizontally or vertically will be erased. Combos and chain reactions reap an assortment of rewards, such as bonus points and the encumbering of your opponent’s playfield with garbage blocks.

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Brad Feingold Brad Feingold (77 Posts)

Brad has been a die hard arcade fan ever since he can remember. From the first time he played Space Invaders, to the first time he played Pacman, Brad has always had a love for video games. Hanging out at either the Great American Fun Factory in the mall, or spending the night in front of the glowing games at the local roller rink, he was always thinking about when he can spend the next quarter. He also worked at Babbages, which is now GameStop, for over six years. Mostly because they had a really sweet checkout policy on new products and great discounts. But since he had the Atari 2600, he has never looked back and owned some of the greatest home machines, NES, SNES, GENESIS, Turbo Graphix 16, GameBoy, Game Gear, Lynx, Playsation 1,2,3,4 and Vita, XBOX, Gamecube, and N64...just to name a few. Brad is also a reviewer for Mobile Beat Magazine as well as a freelance videographer, part time disc jockey, performing artist and photographer. But has a true love is for video games and Star Wars, as he is a member of the 501st Central Garrison. His ultimate dream is to own a fully working pinball machine and arcade machine. Difficult to say which one, but a Star Wars one would be nice start.