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Tetris Worlds

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Tetris Worlds
Tetris Worlds cover
Blue Planet Software
Release dates
Windows November 23, 2001
Genres Falling block
Art styles Abstract
Series Tetris
Tetris Worlds on MobyGames
Tetris Worlds on Wikipedia
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Tetris (1990) 1990
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Super Tetris 1991
Super Tetris 2 + Bombliss 1994
Tetris Jr. 1996
Kids Tetris 1999
The Next Tetris 1999
Tetris Worlds 2001
Tetris Elements 2004
Tetris Zone 2007
Tetris Online Japan 2007
Tetris Blitz 2013
Tetris Ultimate 2015
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2018
Tetris Effect: Connected 2019
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 2021
Tetris Beat 2021

Key points

Similar to the PlayStation 2 version.
Inferior to the later GameCube and Xbox versions.
Resolution is locked at 640x480; limited video options.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
This game is not available digitally.


A demo is available.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\ASSETS\PC\ANY_LANG\MISC\TWConfig.ini[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Save\TWPLINFO.dat[Note 1]


Launcher graphics configuration.
Launcher graphics configuration.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Stretches from 4:3.
4K Ultra HD
Renders at 640x480.
Field of view (FOV)
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
High-fidelity upscaling
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Forced On.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)


Play in Windowed mode
  1. Download D3DWindower and extract its contents somewhere convenient.
  2. Run D3DWindower as administrator.
  3. Click on Add Program (blue plus button) and open the game's .exe file.
  4. Select the game and either click on Program options (gear icon) or right-click on 'TetrisWorlds' and select Options (O).
  5. Set 'Width' as 640 and 'Height' as 480, and make sure 'Use Windowed Mode' is checked.
  6. In the DLL field find D3dHook.dll from the folder you made for D3DWindower and add it.
  7. Either click Run program (computer icon), double-click on 'TetrisWorlds', or right click and select Run (R).


Launcher control configuration.
Launcher control configuration.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Must be done in launcher.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse isn't used at all.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Can press your desired button to set its respective input.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
D-Pad, guide button, right stick, and trigger buttons cannot be bound.
Xbox button prompts
Game does not use any prompts in game.
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Can only choose between controller or keyboard via configuration utility.


Sound options.
Sound options.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Effects, and Voice
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues fixed

Crash when game starts after launcher

Install DirectPlay

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 233 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 MB
Video card (GPU) Direct3D compatible
4 MB of VRAM
Sound (audio device) DirectSound Compatible Sound Card


  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).