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Tetris is a tile matching puzzle game originally designed and first programmed by Alexey Pajitnov in the Soviet Union. It was released on June 6, 1984, while he was working for the Dorodnicyn Computing Centre of the Academy of Science of the USSR in Moscow. Alexey Pajitnov derived its name from the Greek numerical prefix tetra- (all of the game's pieces contain four segments) and tennis, which was Pajitnov's favorite sport.
Some people have been playing Tetris on their computers for 30 years, and they still love it. Are you one of those or do you just like to play a free fun puzzle game online? If you are in the same mood as us today, then you probably would like to play our free Tetris web game. Am I right? ;)
Use arrow keys to move left and right, down arrow for soft drop. X or Up arrow to rotate right. CTRL or Space for a hard drop. Z to rotate left. P to pause the game, Q to quit, M to mute sound. T for Theme tune, and K for Faster keys ( and belive me you will need those on the higher levels).
Initially developed by a Russian and based on an ancient Roman game, Tetris was introduced to a wide audience through a software version developed for IBM. From there, it spread to the Nintendo gaming console, Gameboys, other home computers, and even as free online games. Soon, pretty much everyone knew how to play Tetris, and had - at one time or another - become a bleary-eyed Tetris zealot. The game is simple enough. Tetrominoes are shapes made up of little squares. The pieces all have different shapes and colors. The pieces fall down a kind of well, and you can rotate the shapes as they fall. The object is to get an entire horizontal row of squares (without any holes). When a row is completed, it disappears. But the tetrominoes fall fast and hard, and if you don't clear your squares before they're stacked to the top, you're out of luck. The web game is so addictive, in fact, that players may start seeing possible Tetris configurations in their daily life - unevenly stacked books, a brick side of a building, or even dreams. It's so well-known, in fact, that it's given a name - the "Tetris Effect."
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