Tetric A: Color Tetris for the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition
Published by KermMartian 10 years, 3 months ago (2013-08-13T16:18:07+00:00) | Discuss this article

Less than a year ago, Cemetech (via member 0rac343) discovered the existence of the color-screen TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition. In the intervening months, we learned more about the calculator, got an early version of our own for a hands-on review, and have been working hard to create tons of games and educational programs for the TI-84+CSE. Today, I am happy to add one more program to that list: Tetric A, a color-screen Tetris game for the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition.

Tetric A is based on my Tetrizm game for the Casio Prizm. It is a full-featured Tetris game, complete with spiffy graphics, five different game modes, classic Tetris mechanics, and a high score system. You can play in standard Marathon mode, where you survive through increasingly-fast levels. You can play High Speed mode, which ups the ante by starting you on level 15. Touchdown mode gives you a board full of garbage pieces, which you must carefully clear. In Cascade mode, erasing lines can cause other lines to be created and erased, potentially leading to huge bonuses. Sadistic mode gives you all the pieces you could possibly want - except line pieces. Written in z80 assembly, Tetric A is fast, colorful, and fun.

You can download Tetric A from the link below. You might need to archive some of your larger programs, as it requires 8KB of RAM to run. No shell (like Doors CS) is required, but keep your eye out for a version of Doors CS that may be coming soon for the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition. And as always, keep your eyes on Cemetech for the latest and greatest TI-84+CSE software.

Tetric A: Color Tetris