Tetris Attack is a Super Nintendo Entertainment System and Game Boy puzzle game developed by Intelligent Systems featuring the Yoshi franchise as a theme by changing graphics and audio of the Japanese game "Panel de Pon". The title of the game is very misleading in that the gameplay has little to do with Tetris. Instead, square panels rise from the bottom of the playing field (called the "stack") and the player's goal is to line up three or more matching panels either horizontally or vertically as the stack rises.
The player controls the panels using a rectangular cursor on the screen which the player uses to switch the selected panels back and forth. Extra points are given for chains of more than three, or for combinations that happen twice or more back-to-back (also known as "combos"). If the stack touches the top of the playing field while rising, the match ends.