Differently shaped forms fall down into a 2D container. The forms, which can be moved and rotated, must be sorted in "on-the-fly".

Director:

Alexey Pazhitnov

Writers:

Alexey Pazhitnov (concept) (as Alexei Pazhitnov), Alexey Pazhitnov (creator) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Photos We Love From Our Favorite Video Games

Check out this collection of photos we love from some of our favorite video games. See our Video Games Guide for more.

See the full gallery

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Pac-Man (Video Game 1980)
Action | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Navigate Pac-Man through a maze escaping ghosts and eating Pac-Dots.

Donkey Kong (Video Game 1981)
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Jumpman must save Pauline from the giant ape Donkey Kong.

Director: Shigeru Miyamoto
Super Mario Bros. (Video Game 1985)
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

A plumber named Mario and his brother Luigi travel through the Mushroom Kingdom to save the princess from the evil Bowser.

Director: Shigeru Miyamoto
Duck Hunt (Video Game 1984)
Action | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Use your NES Zapper and shoot the ducks (or clay plates).

Minesweeper (Video Game 1981)
Action | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Minesweeper is a single-player puzzle game wherein the player must find and defuse hidden mines without detonating them.

Super Mario Bros. 3 (Video Game 1988)
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  

King Koopa has kidnapped Princess Toadstool, taken over all seven kingdoms in the Mushroom World, and put his seven kids in charge of all of them. It's the Mario Brothers to the rescue.

Directors: Shigeru Miyamoto, Takashi Tezuka
Sonic the Hedgehog I (Video Game 1991)
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A blue hedgehog with supersonic speed must rescue animals from being turned into robots by a mad scientist.

Frogger (Video Game 1981)
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In this arcade game, you must help a frog cross a highway and a river while avoiding obstacles so he can get to his home safely.

Super Mario World (Video Game 1990)
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  

While Mario and Luigi are vacationing in Dinosaur Land, Bowser kidnaps the Princess. Mario and his new dino friend Yoshi go on a mission to save her.

Director: Takashi Tezuka
Super Mario Bros. 2 (Video Game 1988)
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool and Toad enter a mysterious door to save the people of Sub-Con from the evil frog Wart and his minions.

Director: Kensuke Tanabe
Pong (Video Game 1972)
Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Two players play a video version of table tennis. The first to score 11 points wins.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 I (Video Game 1992)
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Sega Genesis version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Sonic teams up with Miles "Tails" Prower to stop Dr. Robotnik from taking over the world with his new space fortress, the Death Egg.

Director: Masaharu Yoshii
Edit

Storyline

Video game in which the player must organize a series of differently shaped blocks in order to form horizontal lines with no gaps. Form a complete line and the blocks disappear. Allow the blocks to stack up to the top of the screen and it's game over. Written by page8701

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The relentless building block video puzzle. See more »

Genres:

Action | Family

Certificate:

E | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA | Soviet Union

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tetris See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Aspect Ratio:

1.17 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The NES version of Tetris 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 »


Soundtracks

Theme C
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
Truncated version of French Suite No. 3 "Menuet"
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One of the many games that made history
31 May 2015 | by TerryfanSee all my reviews

Tetris is one of those games you just pick up and play

Just a game that is simple to play and will keep you playing for hours among hours.

Tetris is one of the first puzzle video games that help create the genre

The controls are simple to master it just easy to pick up to play

Graphics are good as well and the sound effect works well along with the music in the game to keep the game going

Tetris is one of the first games I remember playing and still reminds one of the best ones ever created so do yourself a favor and pick up one of the most important video games ever created

I give Tetris an 8 out of 10


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed