Tetris (1989)

Video Game  -  Action  -  17 May 1989 (USA)
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Differently shaped forms fall down into a 2D container. The forms, which can be moved and rotated, must be sorted in "on-the-fly".



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Differently shaped forms fall down into a 2D container. The forms, which can be moved and rotated, must be sorted in "on-the-fly" on the bottom of the container. Every horizontal line completely built without any space makes you score and disappears. Every once in a while the game fastens. Additional points are given if you don't wait for a form to arrive at the bottom and drop it fast. The game ends if there is no room left in the container. Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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This version of Tetris, which was made for the NES, is the most controversial one. Tengen, a division owned by Atari that made games for third-party consoles (as a way to make money after Atari's unit was sold off by Warner Communications in 1984). Tengen bypassed a lockout chip designed by Nintendo to block unauthorized third-party games (as it was announced that Tengen would make games for the NES behind Nintendo's back) and Tetris was among the games. However, Tengen faced a lawsuit involving distribution of its own Tetris game. It was discovered that Tengen bought the rights from a company called Mirrorsoft, which did not own the rights in the first place. As a result, Tengen lost its case, the Tengen Tetris was recalled from stores, and Nintendo released their own legitimate version for the NES after that. See more »


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17 September 2004 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Tetris is one of the most famous video games of all time! The characters, the jumping, the power-ups, and the sure thrill of adventure makes this entire series a fun non-stop playing time! Below is a brief look how I think the game is!

Game Play: The game play is very good. There is really basic controls here and is easy to perform. Novice gamers should have a good time here!

Graphics: The graphics are wonderful.

Difficulty: The game is easy but as it goes on you''s find out that it will become more difficult!

Music: The music is great! Just fantastic catchy tunes through out the game! In My opinion its some of the best music ever in a video game!

Sound: The sound is great. Nuff said!

Overall: I have always loved Tetris! If you like excellent puzzle type games then I strongly recommend you play this game!

To purchase this video game check out Amazon.com!

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