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Video Game - Tetris (1989) NES
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Experience an original on all fronts with the classic arcade game for Nintendo. Tetris on the NES brought a simple but challenging puzzle game with chiptune Russian music to living rooms across America. It has since had variations built into many games and for most consoles, but the Nintendo version still reigns supreme and brings a heavy dose of nostalgia. And now, the first game played in space can be relived by devoted gaming hobbyists that maintain original NES machines. Tetris stands out from other retro games in that this timeless game is so ubiquitous that it never got old.The general mechanics of this geometric shape-stacking game are simple and yet incredibly challenging as the speed builds up. Four squares are arranged into seven shapes called Tetrominos, from the Greek prefix tetra, which means made of four segments. One by one, Tetrominos fall from the top of the screen, and the player only sees one piece in advance. The objective is to arrange the Tetrominos so they form a solid line of segments across the play area's width. With a blinking flash, that layer disappears and the remaining segments collapse downward to replace the line of removed segments.The Tetris shapes are rotated by the player so that they can fit in gaps left in between previous shapes. This is the first challenge, as gaps that get covered by other segments prevent that entire line from being completed. As the lines build up towards the top, there is less time to rotate and place the Tetris shapes well. If the layers build up all the way to the top, the game is over and the player starts over. If a threshold score is reached by completing layers and gaining points, the player moves on to the next level.With each new level, the rate at which the shapes fall increases, and the classic NES music also speeds up. The original Nintendo-produced version for the NES only had one mode, placing it among hallmark high score challenge games. Competitive purists love these types of games for their minimalist qualities that emphasize gameplay skill over random luck. While there are many other Tetris games, the original Nintendo legend is what competitors refer to when laying down Tetris challenges. NES games and games for every platform thereafter all owe a debt of gratitude to Tetris for creating their market.Tetris games are almost always one of the first games created for any platform, from graphing calculators to mobile phones. It is considered as one of the all-time classic video games since its release date in November 1989. It's beloved by both adults wanting a nostalgic way to pass time and younger gaming fans who want to experience what old-school gaming is like. It is still the high watermark for simple and easy-to-understand games that have an addictive and challenging quality as well.

Product Identifiers
PublisherNintendo
GameTetris
MPNNES-EI
UPC045496630539
eBay Product ID (ePID)5818

Key Features
PlatformNintendo Entertainment System
ESRB RatingE - Everyone
GenreArcade, Puzzle
LocationUSA

Tech Details
Control ElementsGamepad, Gamepad/Joystick, Joystick
Number of Players1
Release Year1989
Game SeriesTetris Series

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