Twintris is a Tetris clone developed by Svein Berge for the Amiga in 1990 and published by Digital Marketing. The following year, it was also released under the name Super Twintris as a cover disk for the Amiga Power and Amiga Action magazines.
While falling into the category of amateur games, Twintris has nothing to envy when compared to commercial games. In fact, it is the perfect example of how, during the Amiga era, a passionate developer could create a game of exceptionally high quality by fully utilizing the hardware's capabilities. Often, this didn't happen, and it disadvantaged Amiga games that suffered from the classic "multiplatform effect," also known as "lowest common denominator" – games that were developed for less powerful computers and then converted without improvements to speed up release times in order to be available on multiple platforms. This was somewhat the misfortune of the Amiga, as many of its games were primarily ports from the Atari ST version. Original Amiga titles like Ambermoon and Lionheart are the exception.
That said, for many Amiga users, when you mention Tetris, Twintris immediately comes to mind. It is an excellent adaptation of the famous arcade game, perfectly executed on the Amiga. It features smooth animations, colorful graphics, sound effects, great music (although it can become a bit repetitive), and, most importantly, the ability to play in two-player mode. You really can't ask for more. Okay, it's not a faithful conversion but rather a clone, and there are some design decisions that could be debated, particularly when it comes to increasing the difficulty level. However, these minor issues don't detract from what is practically a perfect game.
If you loved playing Tetris in the arcade and haven't tried this version, you absolutely must. If you played it years ago, you know you can't miss this gem, so enjoy the game!