> Team Pixelboy Official Web Site : Kralizec Tetris

Relive all the excitement of Tetris on your ColecoVision console! Maneuver the falling tetromino pieces to form full lines of blocks which are then removed from the pit. The pieces keep coming endlessly, so you must avoid making mistakes that may cause a random stack of pieces to form. Such a stack will cause the end of the game if it reaches the top of the pit! As you reach each new "shock" level, the falling speed of the blocks is altered, adding to the game's difficulty. After mastering the single player mode, challenge a friend with the two-player versus game!

This game is part of the Team Pixelboy Budget Series.

My good friend Óscar Toledo Gutiérrez (creator of Princess Quest, Mecha-8 and Mecha-9, and creator of the CoolCV emulator) received some very bad news back in spring 2016: His wife was diagnosed with stage-4 lung cancer, and she had to give birth to her daughter prematurely so she could receive chemotherapy treatments. When I learned about this, I decided to help Óscar with the medical bills by starting a new budget-priced series of Team Pixelboy games. These games are mostly ColecoVision ports of MSX homebrew games that were submitted to the MSXdev contests in recent years, and there are a few games coded from scratch as well. Some of the money from the sales of these budget games went directly to Óscar.

When I told Armando Pérez Abad about my budget game project, he graciously offered to let me publish the ColecoVision port of Kralizec Tetris to help Óscar. Armando had actually lost the source code of the MSX version of his game, so he had to recode the game completely from scratch for the ColecoVision.

The budget games were released in limited quantities, just enough to honor all pre-orders recorded during the summer of 2016. I would like to thank everyone who pre-ordered these games and helped our friend Óscar in his time of need.

This game was completed and released in 2017.

  • Alexey Pazhitnov and Vadim Gerasimov : Original designers of Tetris
  • Armando Pérez Abad : Programming of ColecoVision version
  • Miguel Angel Fernandez : Graphic design
  • Don Switzer : Software beta-testing
  • Luc Miron : Box design, game manual, cartridge label
  • Harvey deKleine : Electronic sourcing and assemblies
  • SPECIAL THANKS: Tobie St-Aubin and Albert Yarusso.

Here is a YouTube video of the MSX version of Kralizec Tetris. The ColecoVision version looks, sounds and plays the same as what you see below.