Released: Jul 31, 1989
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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|