Tetris Giant

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Tetris Giant
System(s): Sega System SP
Publisher: Sega
Licensor: The Tetris Company
Genre: Puzzle

Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade (System SP)
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Tetris Giant, called Tetris Dekaris (テトリス・デカリス) in Japan, is a Tetris arcade game developed and published by Sega. It runs on Sega System SP hardware.


Tetris Giant is a standard, no-frills version of Tetris implementing the standardised ruleset created by The Tetris Company. Its unique selling point, however, is that the pieces are "giant" and are controlled by two oversized controllers which experience force feedback when lines are cleared or games are lost. Sega claim the joysticks in Tetris Giant are the largest ever seen in a commercial video game.

In reality, it is not the pieces that are big, but the play area which is small. Unlike normal Tetris games, Tetris Giant is played in a 6x7 grid (versus the traditional 10x20), meaning games have the potential to end much faster. In Score Attack mode, the game also constantly compares you to a 1,000-name leaderboard.

Tetris Giant can be configured as a redemption game, with tickets awarded after scoring highly.

Promotional material

TetrisGiant Arcade US Flyer.jpg
US flyer
TetrisGiant Arcade EU Flyer.jpg
US flyer 2

TetrisGiant SystemSP InfoSheet 2017-04-03.pdf

Info sheet


Photo gallery

Physical scans

External links


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)
Unlicensed: Super Columns (1990) | Super Tetris (19xx)
Tetris related media
Tetremix (1989) | Flash Point/Bloxeed (1990) | New Century (2006) | Puyo Puyo Tetris 1 & 2 Original Soundtrack (2020)