Tetris arcade game is an old favourite of a lot of people. Seven randomly rendered tetrominoes shapes composed of four blocks each - fall down the playing field. The object of the game is to manipulate these tetrominoes with the aim of creating a horizontal line of blocks without gaps. When such a line is created, it disappears, and the blocks above (if any) fall. As the game progresses, the tetrominoes fall faster, and the game ends when the stack of Tetrominoes reaches the top of the playing field and no new tetrominoes are able to enter.
Special Instructions :
Use your mouse to click 'Play', then choose a level to start at.
Up arrow to rotate shapes
Down/Left/Right arrow keys to move shapes
Press the 'P' key to pause game
Tetris is widely known as the most popular computer puzzle game of all time. It was invented by Alexey Pazhitnov in 1985, while he was working for the Dorodnicyn Computing Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, during the days of the Soviet Union. Pajitnov has cited pentominoes as a source of inspiration for the game.
Its name is derived from the Greek numerical prefix "tetra-" meaning four, as all of the blocks are made up of four segments. The game first gained mainstream exposure and popularity beginning in 1989 when Nintendo released Tetris on its Game Boy system. Tetris consistently appears on lists of the greatest video games of all time, and sales of the video game are second only to Super Mario Bros.