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Tetris (Game Boy) - Summary
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Alternative Names

テトリス

Developer

Bullet Proof Software

Genre

Puzzle

Other Versions

DC, NES, WS, PSN, PSN

Release Dates

06/01/89 Nintendo
06/14/89 Nintendo
10/01/90 Nintendo

Community Stats

Owners: 323
Tracked: 5
Wishlist: 4
Now Playing: 2

Tetris Summary

Tetris is a puzzle game originally developed in Russia by a man named Alexey Pajitnov for the Academy of Science of the USSR in 1984. It has been released in various versions continually since then, but the Game Boy version has been the most popular of these by a notable margin.

Released in 1989, Tetris would soon be packaged with all Game Boys. In America, the game continued to be a pack-in for 5 years. It has, on many occasions, been considered the greatest video game ever developed due to the simplicity and elegance of its design.

The goal of the game is to arrange "Tetrads" (a variety of shapes made of four blocks each) as they fall, to complete rows across the bottom of the screen. When a row is filled with blocks, it will disappear, earning the player points. When the screen fills to the top, the player loses.

 

Sales History

Total Sales
4.22m
Japan
23.20m
NA
2.26m
Europe
0.58m
Others
30.26m
Total

Opinion (22)

thewastedyouth posted 17/05/2012, 05:51
TENGEN TETRIS WAS BETTER

FU NINTENDOGS!!!
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spurgeonryan posted 07/07/2011, 10:37
This was another game that was bundled. Although it would have still made abou tthat much in sales just because of the game!
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Kai Master posted 04/03/2010, 10:22
did you know that you can see the full 611 weeks of Tetris' sales by changing the last number un the adress (the menue stops at week 400) !
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FreeTalkLive posted 17/01/2010, 08:47
The best game ever? Maybe so...
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zenimus posted 29/05/2009, 02:24
Multiplayer on this game was epic back then. When that jingly 4-line-clear sound came out of your opponent's Game Boy, you knew you were in for trouble!
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Spedfrom posted 24/05/2009, 04:14
Hated it as a kid, love it as a young adult.
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