I have to be honest, I am horrible at Tetris. It has been the bane of my existence for so long. Every time I try to pick it up and play, I inevitably see the dreaded brick wall of doom. Yet, for whatever reason, Tetris has a pull, a gravitational force that keeps drawing all of us back in, for just one more game.
For many of us, this game was something that we remember from the earliest days of gaming. It has a striking resemblance in simplicity to something such as Pong. But, where Pong fell by the wayside, Tetris grew and continues to grow to this day. Think for a moment about the first time you played it, what console was it on? If you were like me, it was on the Nintendo Gameboy.
A Brief History of Tetris
Interestingly, Tetris has been around since the early 80s. Its console days started on the Commodore 64 home gaming computer in 1984. Alexey Pajitnov, a Russian software engineer, originally developed Tetris while testing out new computer software by building simplistic games for them.
Coworkers and friends tried Pajitnov’s game and gave their approval. The game was destined for success. Since then, the block stacking game has become a worldwide phenomenon, playable on just about any and all video game platforms you can think of.
Play it Here
So whether you are a line clearing wizard, or a block stacking blunderer like myself, Tetris is a game that stands the test of time. The arcade version we have at Flynn’s is a wonderful addition to the retro arcade, even allowing for two player competitive play.
Perfect for a date night, sibling rivalries, or friendly competition! You are sure to have a fantastic time revisiting this classic. Come into Flynn’s Retrocade today and see how you stack up!