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Xyonix is an arcade puzzle game developed by Philko released in 1989.

Overview[]

It is a typical Tetris clone themed around the dynastic era of South Korea. The game's mechanics are based on the Atari/Tengen adaptation, featuring 7 modes:

  1. Normal: Standard Tetris with a set number of lines to be cleared
  2. Random Lines: Equivalent to Tetris' B mode - the game start with randomly placed garbage blocks
  3. Random Create: During gameplay, random garbage blocks may spawn on the field.
  4. Random Erase: During gameplay, blocks may be removed at random.
  5. Rounding Pot: The field moves one column to the left periodically.
  6. Advancing Line: The field moves one line up periodically.
  7. Random Mix: The pieces fall faster and anything from modes 3 to 6 could happen.

The game features the Korean folk song Arirang to accompany the Old-Korean visuals, while other music appears to be taken from Wonder Boy in Monster Land.

Hardware[]

Xyonix runs on custom hardware loosely based on the Sega System 16, using the Zilog Z80 microprocessor and two SN76489 sound chips.

Trivia[]

Xyonix default leaderboard

The default leaderboard

  • The default high score list mentions the actual origin of Tetris, even though the game is likely unauthorized.
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