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Does the original Game Boy game "Tetris" have a battery memory inside the cartridge?

The answer is no. As you can see from this page (and in the picture below), which shows the internals of the game boy Tetris cartridge, there's no battery inside, so the game doesn't have any kind of ...
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Does the original Game Boy game "Tetris" have a battery memory inside the cartridge?

The original 'Game Boy' version of Tetris released in 1989, did not have battery backup. However, the updated version for the Game Boy Color, Tetris DX (released in 1998/99), is backwards-compatible ...
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How do I get the space shuttle launch in Game Boy Tetris?

You are playing the wrong game mode. In A-TYPE, a rocket launch is shown when the player surpasses a certain score: 100,000 to 149,999 points: small rocket 150,000 to 199,999 points: medium-sized ...
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What's the difference between A-Type game and B-Type game?

A-type is your standard endurance game, you start with the usual empty field, and you're just looking for scoring. Speed increases with every 10 lines cleared. B-type is something that, to the best ...
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What is this original version of Tetris called?

Title: Tetris (set 1) Developer: Atari Games Release(arcade): February 1989 Platform: JAMMA (arcade) with Atari Playfield dimensions: 10w x 20h You can play it with MAME (Multiple Arcade Machine ...
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Does the original Game Boy game "Tetris" have a battery memory inside the cartridge?

My Japanese copy erases it every time i turn it off, not sure about the PAL and NA versions though.
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To what extent is Tetris (on Game Boy) a game of luck?

Newer versions of Tetris use "bags" to ensure that you don't go too long without getting a particular piece again. However, many older versions of Tetris, such as the Gameboy version, produced pieces ...
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What is this original version of Tetris called?

This version of Tetris is from the Atari (1988). https://retro-video-gaming.com/2015/04/13/atari-tetris-arcade-from-1988/ I think it was based off the old Тетрис ...
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In the NES version of Tetris, how much faster is a soft drop?

On NES Tetris, the gravity of soft drop is 1/2G, which means it drops 1 block every 2 frames, equal to the gravity on Level 19. This applies until Level 29, where the gravity goes faster than soft ...
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In the NES version of Tetris, how much faster is a soft drop?

Soft drop speed is twice as fast as normal gravity (or =1/2G). So on level 0, where normal gravity is one cell per 48 frames, soft drop is one cell per 24 frames. Source
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How Do Wall Kicks Work In Tetris Friends?

With SRS, all pieces follow the same kick table except for the I-piece. What you describe happening is exactly how SRS is supposed to work. In either case, rotating left or right will have the same ...
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Fastest way to move pieces across?

In games with fast DAS, and 4 state rotation (such as SRS), and low gravity, the optimal strategy for placing pieces is called 2-step finesse. The name 2-step finesse comes from the fact that no piece ...
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How does the leveling system on tetris work?

Tetris games have a long history of incorporating a level mechanics in the game design. It varies not only by version, but also game mode at times. There are two variations seen in guideline games. ...
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To what extent is Tetris (on Game Boy) a game of luck?

Well, this would seem like its the case, but I think its in most cases the opposite. First, a disclamer : No Tetris game can be infinite becase you eventually will end up with a series of 150 S ...
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Does the original Game Boy game "Tetris" have a battery memory inside the cartridge?

The original game boy tetris did not have any save support. The later "DX" version did have save support. High score tables that did not save were a pretty normal thing in the 80s. Many games started ...
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What is a sustainable way of stacking?

The strategy you're looking for is called looping. This is a strategy mainly utilizing perfect clears to completely clear the playing field while starting with a fresh bag. Achieving a board reset ...
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Fastest way to move pieces across?

It depends. In Tetris, when you hold a single direction, the piece moves that direction automatically. This is known as Delayed Auto Shift (DAS). There are different rulesets in Nullpomino which ...
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Consistent ST stacking and T-spin

If you notice that you have a piece in action that is more useful, and that your piece in hold can fit at the moment, then hold your active piece! It's like when you stack, you realise you have an I-...
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