Wordtris (DOS)

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Wordtris
Wordtris - DOS.jpg
Platform: DOS
Year: 1991
Developer: Spectrum HoloByte
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Wordtris is a puzzle game based on the popular puzzle game Tetris. The player must line up words horizontally or vertically to spell words. Instead of level numbers, the levels are represented in letters. The game stops at Level J and keeps going until the player loses. Every time the level changes, there is a different background image with a Russian theme and a short music number.

Screenshots

Wordtris - DOS - Title.png

The title screen.

Wordtris - DOS - Copy Protection 1.png

The copy protection.

Wordtris - DOS - Main Menu.png

Viewing the main menu.

Wordtris - DOS - Level A.png

Playing Level A.


Music

The game claims the music is Russian-style and it is. Ed Bogas did a really good job at writing the music. Unfortunately, the music won't loop. Ed wrote MIDI files in Super Studio Session which were then converted to AdLib Visual Composer (DOS). This could be because the AdLib version was written on AdLib Visual Composer, which didn't have a loop option. The MIDI version doesn't loop either though. This could be because Ed Bogas thought that since the AdLib version didn't loop music, then the MIDI version shouldn't either.


Recording

The AdLib recording starts with a 1, the MT-32 recording starts with a 2, and the Tandy 3 Voice recording starts with a 3.

# Title Composer Length Listen Download
101 Title Screen Ed Bogas 0:40
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102 Level A Ed Bogas 0:23
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103 Level B Ed Bogas 0:23
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104 Level C Ed Bogas 0:30
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105 Level D Ed Bogas 0:21
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106 Level E Ed Bogas 0:20
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107 Level F Ed Bogas 0:18
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108 Level G Ed Bogas 0:29
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109 Level H Ed Bogas 0:27
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110 Level I Ed Bogas 0:31
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111 Level J Ed Bogas 0:14
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112 High Scores Ed Bogas 0:24
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# Title Composer Length Listen Download
201 Title Screen Ed Bogas 0:46
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202 Level A Ed Bogas 0:25
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203 Level B Ed Bogas 0:24
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204 Level C Ed Bogas 0:31
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205 Level D Ed Bogas 0:23
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206 Level E Ed Bogas 0:22
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207 Level F Ed Bogas 0:19
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208 Level G Ed Bogas 0:30
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209 Level H Ed Bogas 0:29
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210 Level I Ed Bogas 0:33
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211 Level J Ed Bogas 0:16
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212 High Scores Ed Bogas 0:26
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# Title Composer Length Listen Download
301 Title Screen Ed Bogas 0:48
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302 Level A Ed Bogas 0:23
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303 Level B Ed Bogas 0:24
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304 Level C Ed Bogas 0:29
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305 Level D Ed Bogas 0:20
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306 Level E Ed Bogas 0:20
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307 Level F Ed Bogas 0:18
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308 Level G Ed Bogas 0:29
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309 Level H Ed Bogas 0:14
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310 Level I Ed Bogas 0:14
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311 Level J Ed Bogas 0:14
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312 High Scores Ed Bogas 0:24
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Credits

(Source)

Don Harlow is credited for sound, but is also credited in Super Tetris (DOS) for sound programming. Therefore, he has been listed as the programmer.

Game Rip

Format

Conversion

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This rip contains AdLib instrument bank file that is installed in the root game folder, original compressed resource files, uncompressed music (AdLib, Roland MT-32, Tandy) and RAW sounds.

STUNS tool was used to decompress resources (PKWare compression).

Also the rip contains VGZ format recording and manually converted sounds in WAV format.

Audio Devices

Music

Icon - AdLib.png Icon - LAPC-I.png Icon - MT-32.png Icon - Sound Blaster.png Icon - Tandy 3 Voice.png

Sound

Icon - AdLib.png Icon - PC Speaker.png Icon - Sound Blaster.png Icon - Tandy DAC.png

(Source) - The game lets you choose the devices at startup.

Releases

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Wordtris - DOS.jpg
Title: Wordtris
Platform: DOS
Released: 1991-09-19
Publisher: Spectrum HoloByte

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