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Seeed Tetris Arduboy MicroCard

Seeed Tetris Arduboy MicroCard

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At first I was wondering about the price, but then I saw it was an official Tetris product, so....yay royalties. 😒
What a joke. $50? Lmfao
Received mine today. Pretty disappointing packaging. Box was completely flat inside the bubble mailer. Screen had hairline scratches.
Hmm no color? Not sure I'm interested.
Tetris for ants?
this seems really overpriced for what it offers and it can't be reprogrammed so it has no extended capabilities outside tetris
as someone who has tetris on the switch i really have to wonder why this cost more than a full tetris and puyo puyo (hybrid) game with way more features options and puyo puyo

if it were a lot less expensive i could see it as a solid pocket tetris machine but $45 is a pretty huge asking price
When I saw Arduboy and Tetris I was quite excited about this. Then I come to the discussion and find that although it has the word Arduboy in the title that it can't be programmed. Talk about disappointment!
I was expecting this to be like $0.50 to produce and $5 to buy. What makes this $55? Hipster factor?
Pointy
I have one myself and they are produced by Arduboy and licensed by Tetris themselves it has all the factors of newer Tetris's like T-spins and the ghost block but I do agree the price tag it somewhat high but if you love Tetris it's worth it.
Seriously, will anyone who participated in this drop tell me if this thing plays the original Tetris music?
cr0n1c
Yes.
Fric
THANK YOU!
But will it play the original Tetris music?
cr0n1c
There's hope because there was a disclaimer about the music on that tiny screen.
Whenever I see this, I'm excited by the possibility, but as it has yet to be broken so that you can develop for it freely (as you can with the primary arduboy), I'm still not willing to get it. All I want is for it to be as programmable as the original. If they released a landscape form-factor of the original, I'd get it in a heartbeat. Here's hoping they figure it out.
halosghost
U can regard Tetris as a special model of Arduboy. The trademark is owned by Tetris Holding. Cant DIY or be programmable. And it may not be changed in future. If you look into programmable purpose, Arduboy should be better.
Why is shipping cost outside of the us not mentioned anywhere?
R734
What do you mean? When you click Join Drop and put in your address then it calculates a shipping cost for you.
Is there really no way to jailbreak it?
Hello everyone
ship muh game now please, grahhh
foxysp
Same
when playing tetris on this device there are circles at the bottom showing where the piece will land. I didn't pay attention to this in the video below, but now that i have it I find it very annoying. Is there a way to turn this off?
jimpx10
No, the ghost blocks you see are there to make this game even faster, its a rather new and standard thing they've added.
johzho
johzho, thank you for the feedback. I found this on the tetris, wiki: "...some players who are migrating from games without a ghost piece have trouble adjusting to the ghost piece when they fail to distinguish it from blocks in the playfield."
Unfortunately I fall into that group for now, but I am sure I will get used to it.
Other than that I find this to be a pretty nice unit...
Just got mine in! The price is a tad steep just for one game. It would have been nice to have one other simple game on it, but hey it's a nifty little nostalgic time killer. I kinda love it!! Lol
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https://youtu.be/g2jsvgokC9o
First time i learned about it I was like WOA it sends just as much garbage or even more than an I piece! It also gives you more points than a tetris!!!
johzho
Oh ok I see. Awesome!
43$ for tetris is not a good deal but I still want one...
tskiller
If you learn a little more on t spins and other techniques, it definitely becomes very addictive play. This thing is darn near perfect for when you're in a long line or other situations where you have to wait a long time.
johzho
I prefer Tetris Attack and NetHack.
Can this be reprogrammed like the regular arduboy? If so, the 50$US tag isn't bad at all since that roughly just makes it a landscape formfactor that comes preloaded with Tetris. If it cannot be reprogrammed, it's a bit steep.
halosghost
No. Tetris is licensed and they've probably set some 'fuses' in the ATmega 328 to stop reprogramming.
From a forum post, the original version had a second 'chip' (processor?) that could be programmed. But that was removed from the final version and some people are not happy. https://community.arduboy.com/t/i-feel-cheated-tetris-microcard/3205
Imroykun
The people are "happy" because there problem got resolved if you read the entire post thread. The programmer for this game was very receptive and deligant in the way he handled it. Everyone was left happy.
This looks so tempting... especially for someone who loves tetris. But the price! 😬. For the people who have it, is worth it?
Edit: Decided to join the drop. Been contemplating about it all day. Think it's a worthwhile purchase. Especially since nothing like this exists on the market that has been officially licensed by Tetris.
For a moment there I thought it was "Speed Tetris", thinking it became a sport similar to Speed Rubicks etc.
Kaan
There's definitely insane levels of tetris play being had at what seems to be light speed!
You get to set the speed at which pieces drop at the start up, or if you play at base speed, it eventually builds up in speed depending on line clear iic.
Is there a video of it in action?
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urei
There is actually a video of it on their youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QWM7i7CkLo
I have no clue why they wouldn't put it on the drop page. Its extremely useful to see how big it is in someone's hands and what the display looks like.
mwjump
Your absolutely right. I just added it to the page. Thank you!
I actually received mine from Arduboy about a month ago - well worth $50.
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Oh yeah, definitely getting one cause it's just that convenient lol
UPDATE: There's definitely T-spins, part stalling, and even piece climbing! (rotating from a lower level to a higher one depending on surface pattern and piece)
Definitely worth the money, it's so perfect for those moments where you feel like you're waiting for ages on something.
$50 for just Tetris???
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There are more interesting and addictive ways to play Tetris depending on what techniques are being used!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2jsvgokC9o
Recognizing and setting up for T spin doubles is stupid satisfying imo, its not always about waiting for that one I piece! There's also a score chart in the given manual and it says it gives even more points than a tetris too.
There's also T spin triples which I still haven't wrapped my head around how to setup, but are messier to clean up afterwards. There's another play style called four wide which is building specifically to clear lines with a large 4 block wide gap in the middle, still yet to learn that one, very tricky stuff.
So when you say it's built around nostalgia, I highly disagree, its one hella addicting thing and its the most portable one around. I mean, you don't want to waste your phone battery right? Plus this fits inside a wallet just fine, not an amazing add to mass.
no D-pad