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TetraLink
Tetralink logo
Genre Strategy
Release 27th February 2008
Multi-player Yes


TetraLink is a strategy game that was released on 27th February 2008, the day of FunOrb's release. It is identical in terms of gameplay to Connect Four, which was originally called "The Captain's Mistress". TetraLink was the first game, along with Chess.

Tetralink is set in a small room on a futuristic-looking spaceship called "Kolonia 1". This may be a reference to the legend that says how the game came to be called The Captain's Mistress - Captain Cook apparently spent his evenings on voyages playing the game in his cabin[1].

Gameplay

TetraLink is a game where players take turns to place counters into a 6-row, 7-column grid. In order to win, one must place four of their counters in a straight line horizontally, vertically or diagonally. This game is multiplayer, and has a lobby to match people for games. Players who are active in TetraLink are able to chat with their friends on RuneScape and the multi-player FunOrb games. There is a hotseat mode, where two players play on the same computer.

Rated Games

Every multiplayer game has a player rating, which determines the player's average score. When playing a rated game, the winner will gain rating, while the loser will lose rating. Each player has separate ratings for different games. One cannot choose their opponent in a rated game, and it cannot be played in hotseat mode. In the event where neither player can get four counters in a row, or if they both accept a draw, a players rating does not change.

Achievements

Total Achievements: 8
Total Orb Coins: 10
Total Orb Points: 1000
[Secret Achievements] | [Hidden Achievements] [Halloween Achievements]

Image Name Requirement Orb Points Orb Coins Members? Sorter
Attunement to the Grid Attunement to the Grid

Win 10 rated games

100 1 No AD
Ghosts in the Machine Ghosts in the Machine

Win 7 Rated games during the Halloween season

200 2 No AH
Link Challenger Link Challenger

Play 10 rated games

100 1 No AB
Link Duality Link Duality

Win a Rated game in two ways simultaneously

100 1 No AF
Link Newcomer Link Newcomer

Play 5 rated games

100 1 No AA
Mastery of the Grid Mastery of the Grid

Win 25 rated games

200 2 No AE
PentaLink PentaLink

Build a row of five counters in a rated game

100 1 No AG
Victory on the Grid Victory on the Grid

Win 5 rated games

100 1 No AC
All information for these achievements is stored on their respective pages, along with walkthroughs and tips for many of them. So, if you notice a mistake, or have a good strategy, go there!

Did you notice a missing achievement? You can help the FunOrb Wiki by making a page for it. Simply type the achievement name in this box to make a page for it.


Halloween 2008

On Halloween 2008, the TetraLink menu had various ghosts floating around, and the red and white pieces were replaced with skulls and pumpkins. The "Ghosts in the Machine" achievement is also available, but only during this period of time. A ghost was also seen behind the computer console on the main screen, which was actually the same ghost used as an NPC in RuneScape.

Tetralink halloween

Trivia

  • The achievement "Ghosts in the Machine" could be a reference to any one of a number of things.
  • This game is based around "Connect 4", a game developed by the Milton Bradley company.
  • The same game is spoken in RuneScape in Burthorpe Games Room. Unlike Tetralink, there are only rated games. Every player starts with 1000 rating and there are available rooms for people with at least 1500 rating.
  • With only 8 achievements, Tetralink has fewer achievements than any other game on FunOrb, and with only 1,000 orb points, it also has a lower number of Orb Points than any other game.
  • Despite the fact you can only get a maximum of 10 orb coins from the game, it's sole orb download costs 20 coins.

References

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