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Tetris Cheats, Codes & Secrets

Last Updated on Aug 23, 2023

This page contains cheats, hints, Easter eggs, secrets, and tips for Tetris. We will continually update this page when we come across more useful cheats and tips.

Tetris Cheats For Game Boy

Hard Game Mode

To activate a hard game mode, on the player selection screen hold Down on the D-pad and press Start to select the amount of players. When you start the game you will notice a heart appear next to the level number. The game will be more difficult because the blocks will fall a lot faster.

Space Shuttle Launch

If you beat Game A with a score of 100,000 or more you will see an animation play of a space shuttle being launched.

Russian Dancers

To see the secret ending with Russian dances, complete level 9 of Game B. This will play an animation with Russian dancers dancing in front of the Kremlin.

No Upcoming Blocks

To disable the box showing the next upcoming block, press Select while playing the game. To re-enable the upcoming block box, press Select again.

Tetris Game Genie Codes

The following cheat codes are for Game Genie. These can be used on a Game Boy with a Game Genie device or you can use these on any emulator that supports Game Genie Codes. If you want a Game Genie device, you can always check on Amazon for one.

Cheat Effect Cheat Code
Beat game B with 1 line 01A-8BE-7FE
Beat game B with 10 lines 10A-8BE-7FE
Blocks placable off-screen A45-41D
Blocks that touch the floor clean the current line 001-5ED-3B5
Only L shaped block spawns 000-63D-6E9 +3E0-64D-5D0 + 000-65D-087
Only J shaped block spawns 000-63D-6E9 +3E0-64D-5D0 + 040-65D-087
Only I shaped block spawns 000-63D-6E9 +3E0-64D-5D0 + 080-65D-087
Only Square shaped block spawns 000-63D-6E9 +3E0-64D-5D0 + 0C0-65D-087
Only Z shaped block spawns 000-63D-6E9 +3E0-64D-5D0 + 100-65D-087
Only S shaped block spawns 000-63D-6E9 +3E0-64D-5D0 + 140-65D-087
Only T shaped block spawns 000-63D-6E9 +3E0-64D-5D0 + 180-65D-087
See the current stack with the game paused CEC-30E-C45
See the next block with the game paused D9C-53E-D5D
Space shuttle ending 263-8FF-7FE
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