Tetris S

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Tetris S
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Bullet-Proof Software
Licensor: The Tetris Company
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (12 tracks)
Genre: Puzzle[1][2]

Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
¥4,8004,800 T-20802G
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
¥2,8002,800 T-20804G
Sega Rating: All Ages

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Tetris S (テトリスS) is a puzzle game developed by Bullet-Proof Software for the Sega Saturn. It is a variation of Tetris made specifically for the Sega Saturn system, compared to Tetris Plus which was an arcade port. During development it was known as BPS Puzzle, possibly until the Tetris license could be secured.


Compared to other versions of the game within and before this timeframe, Tetris S is a fairly bare-bones Tetris package, containing only a one-player endless mode and a two-player competitive mode (against either a human or a computer opponent). The game is extremely similar to Sega's 1988 arcade version of Tetris, using the Sega rotation scheme and an identical ruleset, albeit with enhanced graphics and sound.

Production credits

  • Executive Producer: Henk B. Rogers (BPS)
  • Producer: Edward S.P. Rogers (BPS)
  • Planner: Akira Oomi, Yoshimi Kanda
  • "Segale" Designer: Yuko Isoda (From SEGA Amusement R&D DEPT. #1)
  • Main Programmer: Akira Oomi
  • Sub Programmer: Kazuhiko Maeda
  • Graphic Designer: Izumi Okahashi, Maroka Miura, Norio Mitsuhashi
  • Back Ground Designer: Masanori Kikuchi
  • Cartooned "SARU" Designer: Masato Yamashita
  • Movie Creator: Norio Mitsuhashi
  • 3-D Graphic Designer: Tomoaky Tachizawa. Norio Mitsuhashi
  • All Sound & Music Designer: Yukinori Kikuchi
  • Assistant Director: Kunio Arai
  • Special Thanks: Kouichi Takahashi (as King of TETRIST), Marorin, Okapy, Satchan (as Ukky Voise)
  • Executive Director: Hiroshi Ueda

Magazine articles

Main article: Tetris S/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

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Tetris S

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Saturn, JP (Satakore)
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Technical information

Main article: Tetris S/Technical information.

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
153,545,616 1996-11-15 CD-ROM (JP) T-20802G V1.001
Sega Saturn
153,931,344 1996-01-20 CD-ROM (JP) T-20804G V1.003

Extra content

This game has extra content which can be viewed when accessing the disc on a PC.

Saturn (JP) Extra files
Folder / File Type Size description
TET_ABS.TXT TXT (Abstract) 210 About this game.
TET_BIB.TXT TXT (Bibliographiced) 66 About original game
TET_CPY.TXT TXT (Copyright) 336 Copyright


Tetris S

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Tetris and Tetris-like games for Sega systems/developed by Sega
Sega: Tetris (1989) | Flash Point (1989) | Bloxeed (1989) | Sega Tetris (1999) | Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 28: Tetris Collection (2006) | Tetris Giant (2010) | Puyo Puyo Tetris (2014) | Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 (2020)
Third-Party: Blockout (1991) | Tetris Plus (1996) | Tetris S (1996) | Tetris 4D (1998) | The Next Tetris: On-Line Edition (2000) | Tetris Kiwamemichi (2004) | Tetris The Grand Master 4: The Masters of Round (unreleased)
Unlicensed: Super Columns (1990) | Super Tetris (19xx) | Flashpoint (19xx)
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