Tetris Celebrates 30th Birthday Today

Russian programmer Alexey Pajitnov released Tetris 30 years ago today on the Elektronika 60. 

Tetris gives you a screen which slowly fills up with “Tetrads” made up of four blocks in various shapes. You have to move and rotate the blocks so they form solid rows across the screen, whereupon the row will vanish and you will score points. Clearing more than one row at a time will net you a bonus multiplier. If the screen fills up with blocks then the game ends.

Tetris Celebrates 30th Birthday Today

However, it was the 1989 Nintendo Game Boy edition that propelled Tetris to its international fame.

Tetris has sold over 170 million copies across all of the formats it has been released on since launch, making it one of the most critically acclaimed video games of all time, and also one of the most commercially successful.

Let us know if you ever played Tetris and on which platform.

Source: Nintendo Life