Soviet Bloc

Soviet Bloc intro screen Soviet Bloc game screen
Soviet Bloc intro and game screens

Soviet Bloc is a Coco 3 only clone of the smash hit, Tetris. Unlike some of the other Coco 3 Tetris clones, this version supported saving your high scores to disk. The basic premise of the game is to try and create complete horizontal lines of blocks, by moving and rotating sets of blocks that fall from the top of the screen.

Soviet Bloc, like Gems, was one of the very few games that actually took advantage of the Orchestra-90 stereo sound card, and actually had the sound of you moving the shapes back and forth get stronger on the left or right speaker, depending on which direction you moved them.

John has also released a demo version that you can freely download. It has a few features missing from the full version of the game, but will allow you to see what it is like. He still sells the game for $15.00 US, and you can email him here to order it, or Gems.

Title: Soviet Bloc

Author: John R. Strong

Publisher: Strongware

Released: 1991

Requires: Color Computer 3, 128K RAM, disk ONLY, joystick optional, Orchestra-90 card optional.

Download BLOCDEMO.BIN, the demo version of Soviet Bloc.

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