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.
The relentless building block video puzzle.
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Did You Know?
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
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
(as J.S. Bach)
Truncated version of French Suite No. 3 "Menuet" See more