Tetris Game And How To Play The Game

Do you know where Tetris game originates from? If you are a fan of puzzle games, Tetris would definitely be in your favorite puzzle games list.

Tetris has invaded the world by storm as it has become very popular since its inception in 1984. In fact, this game is practically in every video game console and computer operating system. Moreover, this game is even available in hand held devices such as calculators and mobile phones. With this great popularity, one can wonder how this game became so popular.
Tetris was originally designed by a Russian programmer named Alexey Pajitnov in 1984. Although this game originated in the Soviet Union, the name Tetris is actually derived from the Greek numerical prefix tetra, and tennis, which is the favorite sport of Pajitnov.

The game uses tetrominoes, which is the four element special case of polyominoes. Polyominoes have been used since 1907 in popular puzzles. However, the use of tetrominoes has become more popular through the game Tetris. While there are many platforms that supported Tetris, the most popular and the most successful is the handheld version for the Game Boy. In fact, in 1989 when the game was launched for Game Boy, it was considered as one of the most popular game ever.

Playing Tetris is not only fun, but mind gripping as well. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why the game is very popular not only to kid, but even to adults as well. The game starts when a random sequence of tetrominoes falls down the playing field. The objective of the game is to create a horizontal line without gaps by manipulating the falling tetrominoes. When a line is formed, the line disappears and all the other blocks formed on top of it will fall. This may seem very easy, but it is in fact, very tricky and requires skills and quickness of the mind. Manipulating rectangular vertical shafts into horizontal lines may not be that easy after all, most especially if time is an important factor in the game. This is so because as the game progresses, the tetrominoes fall faster and the game ends when the stack of tetrominoes reaches the top of the playing field. Thus, the player should see to it that he can manipulate the tetrominoes faster than it is falling down the playing field.

Today, there a number of variations of the original game. These variations do not only add to the excitement of the game, but pose challenging twists to the game too. Since its release in the 1980′s, Tetris has undergone many changes. Some of the popular variations of the game include Tetris DX, New Tetris, and Tetris Worlds. The major modification of these different variations of the Tetris game is the point system. This modification has not however affected the popularity of the game which is why Tetris is considered as one of the most popular games ever created.