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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tetris | puzzle | game boy | See All (3) »

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Action

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17 May 1989 (USA)  »

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1.17 : 1
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Tetris was released in a compilation game pack with Dr. Mario for the Super NES in 1994. See more »

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Featured in Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Science Fair (1990) See more »

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Written by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
Truncated version of French Suite No. 3 "Menuet"
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The best game ever!
10 July 2003 | by (Simi California) – See all my reviews

Tetris is the hands down, best video game ever. Though only slightly ahead of Pong, and only because of better music. Some may think that more recent games such as

Millipede or Pole Position II are vastly superior, but they have never played Tetris for 7 hours straight. Once your mind has become numb by watching falling groups of blocks, you are likely to believe anything. Hence, Tetris is the best game ever. Almost 20 years of improved technology has not improved gaming past this classic.

Oh, I have decided to change my mind. Q*Bert is actually the best game ever.


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