Magical Tetris Challenge

released on Nov 20, 1998

Join Disney's Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy as they embark on a non-stop adventure full of challenging fun and excitement in Magical Tetris Challenge. Completely addictive, deceptively simple, you'll go wild in a kaleidoscopic shower of falling Tetris pieces in this magical version of the world's most popular video game.

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This one features the newer over-sized blocks, and so may present a challenge to players only accustomed to traditional format tetrominos. But oh MAN this game is startlingly good. It's stylish, it's challenging without feeling cruel, and the music, as noted by other reviewers, is INSANE. They popped all the way off with this soundtrack. I'm still listening to it a month later.
It's tetris! You know if you'll like it! But I have a suspicion that if you give this one a try that "like" is going to shift to a "love"!


Secretly the best Tetris game.
The only Tetris game by Capcom. It also has Disney characters for some reason.
Main appeal here is "Magical Tetris", which is probably one of the most enjoyable 'versus Tetris' modes I've played. Rather than having garbage pile up (which is also in this game, called Updown Tetris) or having annoying power-ups (looking at you Puyo Puyo Tetris), Magical Tetris opts for sending your opponent increasingly awkward bricks to use.
This ranges from sending them 6 o-pieces in a row, a 3x3 cube, pentominoes, and absurdly large cubes. It's a great system that forces you to change your Tetris strategy frequently. This is packaged in a single player arcade mode, with some very light hearted and silly scenes in between. Being able to play as 4 different characters gives it replay value, but its Tetris, that is enough replay value there.
There's also a co-operative mode, but I have no friends willing to play Tetris with me. Will update this review when I make friends.
The music is also absolutely stonking. Masato Kouda from Marvel vs Capcom 1 on this thing (not the one who did Wolverine's theme) and seems to been given free range to make some PHAT choones.
Overall, this is the best Tetris that doesn't have Grand Master, DS, 99 or Effect in the title.

When it comes to Tetris games, there’s not much to say in terms of gameplay, since most of them are just Tetris with a new coat of paint. This game is no exception, but that definitely doesn’t make it a bad thing. It’s Tetris with mickey mouse characters, but even then, the presentation and audio are really solid, even on the N64. The soundtrack is easily the highlight of this game, a lot of funky tunes that I could listen to for hours. Seriously, give this soundtrack a listen if you haven’t already, it’s enough to make this otherwise simple game worth your time.

Id fucking do it again! -Goofy