Quarth review. http://www.ClassicGameRoom.com
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Classic Game Room presents a CGR Undertow review of Quarth for the Game Boy developed and published by Konami. Quarth is an action puzzler that basically combines Tetris with the arcade classic Space Invaders. Huge formations of blocks—looking very similar to those from Tetris—fall from above. Controlling a classic video game "ship" at the bottom, you shoot extra blocks upward at the formations. Your objective? Create perfect squares or rectangles out of those fragmented formations. When you do, the blocks vanish and you earn points. But if the blocks reach the bottom of the screen, it's game over. Quarth is a devilishly challenging puzzler, requiring both visual recognition of potential formations and the gaming skill to create them. Quarth combines two of the greatest games in history to great effect. Tetris clones were a dime a dozen in 1990, but Quarth is at least worth a quarter. This video review features video gameplay footage of Quarth for the Game Boy and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's Derek.