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Tetris

Developer: Alexey Pajitnov [Алексе́й Па́житнов]
1986
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#222 All-time
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Players must guide randomly selected tetromino-shaped blocks called "Tetriminos" down a matrix and form complete horizontal lines to keep the blocks from piling to the top.
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1987 Spectrum HoloByte  
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One of the only objectively perfect games in existence since it's just a simple puzzle with a closed system. Tetris is beautiful philosophically and ideologically. The only foe you have here is your own lack of imagination and its almost zen-like quality makes it a standard for hardcore and wide audiences alike. Who would've thought Soviet's best export of the Orwellian 1984 would be a video game to resonate with generations?

My favourite versions to play are the DOS one and the NES one which has a magical chiptune rendition of The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. I never was one of those Gameboy people.
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You can play it for free and everyone loves it what more is there to say
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Hard to complain about this classic. The gameplay and music were nearly flawless at the time and it is still a very enjoyable game. Almost all of my gripes are minor. Being on Game Boy, it is black and white and old school pixelated. This game is often considered one of the best and most addictive games ever made and in my opinion, the best falling block game created with only The New Tetris on 64 coming close. The game is simple enough for anyone to pick it up. Tetris appears here in nearly its original form; no extra additions or new rules. There are two game settings, one where you try to get a set number on lines while building the largest score. Obviously Tetris's are worth the most. The other game mode is an open ended play. In both modes, you can select the speed at which the blocks fall. The faster they fall, the more point you get for completing lines. Three classic Tetris tunes accompany the game as well.

Tetris is the king of puzzle games and the Game Boy version sits atop all versions I have played. The Game Boy did allow two player gameplay here with the link cable. The result is one of the best two player games on the Game Boy. You can play against a friend, adding a portable, two-player version of Tetris unmatched by any other Tetris version of the time. This made road trips as a youngster much more bearable. This is probably the best game I have played on the Game Boy.
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It's Tetris and... Well it's Tetris, it started a new genre, got people to have fun fiddling with shapes, had a kick ass soundtrack of two songs, like most games was better when it was pirated rather than officially sold and it might just fuck your shit up after level eight. It might also be perfectly constructed and as is cool with the kids these days and their indie games and music it was created by mostly one guy with a beard, a flannel shirt, a dot-matrix midi machine and an accent. Also he almost got completely ripped off on every conceivable level that someone can be ripped off by people in society for a creative product. So you kind of owe him enough to at least play this once. I have been playing it probably longer than you have been alive and will continue to do so long after. All hail Tetris and the Soviet empire that collapsed building this monument of Socialist realism and mathematics.

Tengen Tetris is best Tetris.
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Tetris is love, tetris is life
One of the most universally loved games. Everybody and their cat knows how to play this. Stack up different shapes to make whole rows clear. Its a really simple concept, but the game has a lot of hidden depth and there lies the reason why people keep coming back to it. As you play the levels get faster and faster, making the game a real challenge that requires both skill and thought and a little bit of luck. I have played this one quite a lot, and you really feel yourself improving through time, and the highscores are essencial for this. I dont think the world will ever get tired of tetris.
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  • neetrain 2022-01-17 07:22:12.340875+00
    Japanese Famicom port is garbage. Press d-pad down to rotate and press A to drop. It never feels right to me.
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  • alliterativeAlpinist 2022-01-17 13:29:18.050352+00
    RIP Jonas Neubauer
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  • TheDavidLol 2022-05-29 07:13:41.670225+00
    Pretty much the definition of a flawless game, though I feel like there's only so much fun you can have playing it.
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  • iMiscellaneous 2022-06-18 04:52:27.451885+00
    How could anyone ever give this anything but a 5/5? Not only is it the greatest game, it might be the greatest piece of art/entertainment ever.
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    • tdstr 2022-07-03 00:16:41.623231+00
      i love tetris but this version just isnt very good, no instadrop or holding are already kind of death blows, not to mention stuff like the bag system or how most versions nowadays have a ton of bonus modes too
    • Xantha_Page 2022-08-31 01:30:42.133391+00
      ... really?
    • heavymetalthunder 2022-09-30 18:36:05.477008+00
      i mean its good and classic but i never find that replayable
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  • WinterMirage 2022-07-15 18:01:35.992989+00
    It's fun but it ain't no Tetris Attack/Panel de Pon.
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    • Xantha_Page 2022-09-04 17:35:19.25513+00
      Which in turn, it turns out, is no Money Puzzle Exchanger [マネーアイドルエクスチェンジャー].
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  • rayzcore 2022-08-08 16:42:09.906681+00
    holy fuck its tetris the falling block puzzle game
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  • anon123 2022-10-01 07:06:35.192837+00
    The battle Tetris games like the late Tetris with Friends, PPT, Jstris, Tetris 99, etc are amazingly fun to play and are the biggest reason I give this a 5/5. Quick, simple games that are easy peasy to learn but very complex and rewarding to master.
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