TetriCycle

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TetriCycle
TetriCycle-icon.png
General
Author(s)calvinss4
TypePuzzle game
Version0.3b
LicenseFreeware
Links
Download
Website
Discussion
Source
Downloadable via the Homebrew Browser
Peripherals
Wiimote4.svg Nunchuck alternative.svg GameCube Controller


TetriCycle is Tetris projected onto a cylindrical surface. Rotate the cylinder left/right such that the descending piece falls into place.

TetriCycle is freeware, can be distributed freely and should never be charged for.

Media

v0.3b

v0.1b

Original video here. A higher quality video is available here.

Controls

In Game Controls

Any combination of the following control schemes can be used by up to 4 players.

  • "shake" indicates a quick downward movement, causing an acceleration along the z-axis.
  • Any player can pause the game.
Nunchuck alternative.svg + Wiimote.svg WiimoteHorizontal.svg GameCube Controller Action
Wiimote A Button Wiimote 2 Button Gamecube A Button Rotate block
Wiimote B Button Wiimote 1 Button Gamecube B Button Rotate block (opposite direction)
Nunchuck Control Stick Wiimote D-Pad Left / Wiimote D-Pad Right GameCube Control Stick Rotate cylinder left/right
Nunchuck Control Stick Wiimote D-Pad Down GameCube Control Stick Soft drop
Wiimote D-Pad Down / shake Wiimote A Button / shake Gamecube D-Pad Down Hard drop
Wiimote + Button Wiimote + Button GameCube START Button Pause

Forwarder Channel

You can download a forwarder channel here.

  • Important: If you load the game using the forwarder channel, then you must exit the game using the option "Exit to Wii Menu", or else you will crash your Wii.
  • There's no reason to download the forwarder channel (unless you're bored and want to see what I look like), but I had fun making it.
  • I used CustomizeMii, which is a great piece of software!

Development Log

v0.3b

  • 3rd Release: 4/5/10
  • Better menus.
  • Ability to reverse the direction in which the Tetris cylinder rotates.

v0.2b

  • 2nd Release: 12/14/09
  • Added support for Nunchuck alternative.svg + Wiimote.svg and WiimoteHorizontal.svg.
  • Added support for up to 4 players.

v0.1b

  • Initial Release: 12/6/09
  • I consider this release "pre-alpha", as it's not yet feature complete, but homebrew tends not to follow the typical product development cycle; thus, this is the first "beta" release.

Credits

  • Thanks to DesktopMan for sharing his source: Tetris Wii
  • Thanks to Sonicdude41 for the idea: Tetris on a Cylindrical Surface
  • Thanks to WaxyPumpkin72 for the HBC icon.
  • Thanks to ZombieWatercrest for the higher quality video.
  • Thanks to Leathl for his CustomizeMii utility.
  • Thanks to Tantric for his awesome Libwiigui library.
  • Menu music is from tetricycle by dj dimz.
  • Various Tetris images ripped from the internet.
  • And of course, thanks to all the people who've made Wii homebrew possible.