Tetris Payout

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Tetris Payout

Publisher(s) Barcrest
Release Date(s) 1990

Gameplay Info

Next pieces 11 (in most countries, this is taped over).
Playfield dimensions 10w
Hold piece No
Hard drop No
Rotation system
Has 180 rotation {{{180}}}
Adjustable tuning {{{tuning}}}
Garbage attack type {{{garbage}}}
Garbage blocking type {{{blocking}}}
Website {{{website}}}
Barcrest.jpg Tetrispayout.jpg

Tetris Payout is a Tetris game which you can win money if you are lucky. As of 2013, the game is undumped and little is known about the actual gameplay.


  • The game is Ultra mode styled. The goal of this game is score as many points as possible in given time limit. The time limit is shown as a green horizontal bar. The game session lasts about 2 minutes in this video, but it might be variable based on the machine's DIP switches, remaining coins, and/or other factors.
  • The game offers two options: "Practice" mode where you play the game without payout, and "Skill with prizes" mode where you can win money based on your score.
  • This game featrues 11 piece previews, but it's often taped over in most countries, leaving the player with 0 previews. Seeing the taped-over condition, the number of preview is most likely not-configurable via machine's DIP switches.
  • Playfield appears to 10w x 18h. However, the top out condition is not known, so maximum allowed height is unknown.


Scoring appears to be based on the height the line(s) got cleared. No points are gained from soft drop.

The following table is from the gameplay video:

Height Points
10 400
9 360
8 320
7 290
6 250
5 240
4 220
3 210
2 190
1 180

A different scoring table is shown in "How to play" screen, so the scoring may vary depending on the game versions or DIP switches.

It's currently unknown how much points are awarded from 11+ height clears or multiple line clears.


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