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    Default Tetris Worlds GBA Label Variant

    I recently purchased Tetris Worlds for the Game Boy Advance, and I have had another copy of the game some time back with a different label.

    Here is the one I had a while back.
    http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/u...g?t=1303667503

    Here is the one I have now.
    http://kpolsson.com/forsale/vid041.jpg

    Aside from obvious differences with the labels, what else is different and how rarer is either?

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    Where'd you get it? Worried that it's not a variant but a boot.

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    Apparently it is a legitimate variation from finding a box with the matching cover does indeed exist.

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    Interesting. I thought it was only other regions that had the cloud/surreal background.

    Looking at ebay, there seems to be consistency:
    - "USA-1" labels all have the tetromino background
    - "USA" labels have the cloudy one

    Also note the copyright date change. The first is 2001,2002. The second is only 2001. The game was released in early September 2001. So if both labels are real, that's potentially 4+ months of using the first one before they switched over.
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    Hey, cool, that's the artwork by Roger Dean (a.k.a. that guy that made all those covers for Yes and a ton of Psygnosis games!)

    http://www.mobygames.com/game/tetris-worlds/cover-art

    Looks like the Roger Dean artwork was used in Europe and Japan. The one with the Tetris pieces looks pretty dumb to me, Roger Dean is awesome.
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    The Tetris pieces label was used as the Gamecube and other console versions. By looking at the numbers under the cart (side opposite of connectors) I can see official numbering and can confirm that my cart is not a bootleg and that Roger Dean's labeling is used in later US versions. Hmm...

    Tetris has a very interesting history with all of it's obscurities.

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    For whatever reason they released the game twice. Both the insert and the disc arts were redone.This game also got the dual covers for the PS2. I've got both versions of it. The original art is the one w/o the tetriminos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaStu View Post
    For whatever reason they released the game twice.
    I think it has to do with The Tetris Company offering short license time periods. My guess has always been that some games get relicensed (and then reprinted), and some don't.


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    Is Tetris Worlds known for having glitches? Games are usually only rereleased with a different product number when the original has a gamebreaking glitch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nensondubois View Post
    The Tetris pieces label was used as the Gamecube and other console versions. By looking at the numbers under the cart (side opposite of connectors) I can see official numbering and can confirm that my cart is not a bootleg and that Roger Dean's labeling is used in later US versions. Hmm...

    Tetris has a very interesting history with all of it's obscurities.
    Yeah I should buy more unusual Tetris games. Lots of neat tidbits and gameplay modes to explore. Next for me will probably be Tetris 2 + Bombliss for Famicom. Turns out its music was by Koichi Sugiyama of Dragon Quest fame. Odd as that is.
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