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SPECTRUM HOLOBYTE ENTERS THE VIDEO-GAME MARKET WITH WORDTRIS FOR SNES AND GAMEBOY

 ALAMEDA, Calif., Nov. 25 ~PRNewswire~ -- Spectrum HoloByte announces the release of Wordtris(R), the Tetris-inspired word game for Nintendo's Super NES and Gameboy in time for holiday gift-giving.
 Wordtris requires fast action and strategic thinking. The challenge is to manipulate falling blocks, each with a single letter, as they drop from the top of the screen into a well. Players then must carefully match up the falling letter with others already in place, to form a word.
 Last October, Spectrum HoloByte named William Figueroa the national spokesman for Wordtris. As the seventh grader who was coaxed into misspelling potato by Vice President Dan Quayle, he has helped to promote Wordtris as an action-packed game with an educational twist.
 The game's action is complemented by stunning graphics of the famous Moscow Circus. A 50,000-word dictionary in Wordtris will recognize words with three to nine letters, including, of course, potato.
 The goal in Wordtris is to create as may words as possible to achieve the highest score. Points are awarded on the number of letters in the word, the word's complexity and the level of difficulty.
 Ten challenging levels make the Wordtris cartridge games a perfect holiday gift for everyone from age 6 to adult. A special children's mode slows down the action and encourages children to learn to spell more difficult words so they may move to higher levels.
 Wordtris cartridge games require either a SNES or Gameboy and are available through normal retail channels for suggested retail prices of $54.95 and $34.95, respectively. Please call 510-522-3584 for game screens and review copies.
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 ~CONTACT: Tom Byron or Judy Biletnikoff of Spectrum HoloByte, 510-522-3584~


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