Punisher5.0 Posted September 18, 2018 Share Posted September 18, 2018 Now that's one I wonder if they can work out but in a special way. For one you'd need the Tetris Co to sign off which I doubt would be too much of a problem with other games out there. But how many of you are aware here that 5-6 years ago give or take someone did some hardcore deep sniff hacking and cracking on the NES game and discovered in development it was originally going to be a 2P game? They got far enough along that it works, but is just missing some features. You can read about it here: https://strategywiki.org/wiki/Tetris_(NES)#Lack_of_2_Player_mode But a group/person called infidelity between 2012 and finishing/improving it in 2013 finished it up as Tetris Zero. They took the competitive mode that NIntendo themselves created and made it work and display right, also even added in high score SRAM save too for those who make their own carts or use flash kits. I love how they took what Nintendo started and didn't get creative with it, but just finished it off with class and style like Nintendo would or should have done back in the day. I am not a fan of hacks but this one along with the in game map/translation fix MMC upgrade to Castlevania 2 are on my short list. Here's a breakdown of what this hack did with the NIntendo bones of 2P mode they closed off: This is a 2 player hack for the NES version of Tetris. In order to accomplish this, the ROM was converted from MMC1 to MMC3. The PRG was expanded to have 2 additional PRG banks. Also, a custom bankswap routine was added since no bankswap was present in the original ROM. The following features were added: Enabled 2 player mode. Created custom controls for 2nd player on non & in-game screens. Created custom designs for A/B-Type 2 player mode. Created asm to allow 2nd player to have stats shown on in-game screen. Player 2 has the ability to write their name into the scoreboard. Added a new gameplay feature to the B-Type Mode. In B-Type mode, in order to win 25 lines must be cleared. There is now the ability to choose how many lines to clear. There is a choice from 01-80 lines to clear. Player 2 now has the ability to obtain their own game piece, no longer sharing/stealing from player 1. Player 2 now has a proper NEXT piece box, along with working select button to enable/disable display. Player 2 now has the ability to select an additional +10 levels from what they choose from A/B-Type (player 1 can hold the A button down when they have level 0-9 highlighted, and when they press start with A button held, the player will start +10 levels from what was selected. Player 2 can also do the same thing. However, this can only be done while player 2 holds down the B button. When player 1 presses start, player 2 needs to have the B button held down in order to get the +10 level). Fascinating! I did not know about the 2 player hack. I just downloaded it. Thanks! 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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