Kentris (DOS)

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Kentris
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Platform: DOS
Year: 1991
Developer: Ken Silverman
Online: Download

Kentris, as the name suggests, is a Tetris clone—specifically, it's a Tetris clone made in 1991 by Ken Silverman, who would later go on to write Ken's Labyrinth (DOS) and the Build Engine. The game is not all that visually appealing; it has a slow refresh rate and some of the visual effects are rather annoying, like pulsing backgrounds and shifting wells. However, it does feature some interesting effects that you didn't see in homebrews of the early 90s like SVGA support, AdLib music, and a database of players with their winning percentages.

Screenshots

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The title screen.

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About to show-up the Computer AI.

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The options screen.

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The player database.

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Taking down the AI.

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Getting schooled by the AI.

Music

There is only a limited soundtrack for Kentris, but it adequately does its job. The music is bubbly and light and it adds to the enjoyment of the game. Some of the tracks were reused in Ken's Labyrinth.

Recording

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Introduction Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 0:58
Download
02 Chart Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 0:42
Download
03 Kentris (Note Gain) Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 2:15
Download
04 Game Over Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 0:50
Download

Credits

(Source)

Game Rip

Format

Download

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Download

(Info)


The music is in Ken Silverman's custom KSM format and located in the root path of the installation. The game's sound effects are in WAV format and also located in the root folder. The music files were recorded with Ken's Plugin in Winamp. The original Game Over music file has a problem, and was patched by Ken Silverman.

Audio Devices

Music

Icon - AdLib.png Icon - General MIDI.png Icon - PC Speaker.png

Sound

Icon - PC Speaker.png Icon - Pro AudioSpectrum.png Icon - Sound Blaster.png Icon - Voice Master.png

Releases

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Title: Kentris
Platform: DOS
Released: 1991-??-??
Publisher: Ken Silverman

Links