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Romset and name:
atetris Tetris (set 1)
Manufacturer:
Atari Games
Year:
Genre:
Puzzle
Category:
Puzzle / Drop
Serie:
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 concurrents)
Input:
Joystick 3 ways
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
-
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
90 to 100 (Best Games)
MASH All-Time:
Video
Display:
336x240@59.922743 Hz, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Atari C012294 POKEY, MOS Technology M6502
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
Atari C012294 POKEY, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.31 released on apr-25 1998
Last release:
Mame 0.200 released on jul-25 2018
Clone of:
-
Clones:
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
-
Use sample of:
-
Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
GOOD
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
-
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • A 30-year-old Arcade Video Game

    Tetris © 1988 Atari Games.

    Tetris is a legendary tile-matching puzzle game for one or two players in which a random sequence of Tetriminos (geometric shapes composed of four square blocks each) fall down the playing field and must be destroyed by positioning them to form complete horizontal lines.

    The Tetriminos can be moved left and right and can be rotated 90 degrees. When a complete horizontal line is created, it gets destroyed and any block above the deleted line will fall. Once a certain number of lines have been cleared, the player progresses to the next stage, in which the Tetriminos to fall faster, giving players less time to plan and react.

    The game's seven tetrominos are:
    • I (also a "straight polyomino"): four blocks in a straight line.
    • O (also a "square polyomino"): four blocks in a 2×2 square.
    • T (also a "T-polyomino"): a row of three blocks with one added below the center.
    • J: a row of three blocks with one added below the right side.
    • L: a row of three blocks with one added below the left side.
    • S: two stacked horizontal dominoes with the top one offset to the right.
    • Z: two stacked horizontal dominoes with the top one offset to the left.

    All seven Tetriminos are capable of single and double line clears. The I, J, and L pieces are able to clear triples. Only the I Tetrimino has the capacity to clear four lines simultaneously and this is referred to as a "Tetris".

    The game ends when the stack of Tetriminos reaches the top of the playing field and no new Tetriminos are able to enter the play-field.

    TECHNICAL
    Upright model

    Game ID: 136066

    Main CPU: MOS Technology M6502 (@ 1.789772 Mhz)
    Sound Chips: (2x) POKEY (@ 1.789772 Mhz)

    Screen orientation: Horizontal
    Video resolution: 336 x 240 pixels

    Players: 2
    Control: 8-way joystick
    Buttons: 1

    TRIVIA
    Tetris is a classic and easily the most famous puzzle-themed video game of all time and is still one of the most popular games today.

    Inspired by a pentominoes game he played as a child, Alexey Pajitnov created "Tetris" on an Electronica 60 and released it on June 6, 1984 while he was working for the Dorodnitsyn Computing Centre of the Academy of Science of the Soviet Union in Moscow. He derived its name from the Greek numerical prefix tetra- (all of the game's pieces contain four segments) and tennis, Pajitnov's favorite sport. The game was ported to the IBM PC by Vadim Gerasimov and started to spread around Moscow.

    Due to Soviet political structure at the time, the inventor, Alexey Pajitnov was not able to patent his game and earned no royalties from the game. This also gave rise to many unofficial "Tetris" clones for all manner of machines.

    "Tetris" created a rights war when it was released. Several different companies attempted to secure publishing rights to various consoles and due to some miscommunication, Atari (owners of Tengen) thought they had the rights to publish Tetris on the NES. After selling a great number of copies, they found out that they didn't own the rights and had to pull the remaining copies off the shelf. A licensed version was planned but never released. This is a shame as the Tengen version is considered superior to the later Nintendo version. Tengen's version has split-screen multi-player, 2 player versus mode, computer versus mode and co-op mode.

    A bootleg version was released by 'Video Games' in 1989 (See 'Updates' for more information).

    UPDATES
    The bootleg version (made by 'Video Games') shares a different 'Staff screen' (See Staff section for the original), here is the bootleg one:
    Project leader: James Bond
    Video Graphics: Tom Catson
    Engineer: Ted Tedious
    Technician: Log Dreaming
    Audio: Bill Cody

    SCORING
    Placing a piece: 0 to 500 points

    Filling lines across:
    Single: 50 points
    Double: 150 points
    Triple: 400 points
    Quadruple 'tetris': 900 points

    Starting on round 4: 20,000 points
    Starting on round 7: 40,000 points

    The end of round bonus depends on how many incomplete lines the player has at the bottom of the well when the round ends:
    0 lines: 2,100 points
    2 lines: 1,710 points
    3 lines: 1,530 points
    4 lines: 1,360 points
    5 lines: 1,200 points
    6 lines: 1,050 points
    7 lines: 910 points
    8 lines: 780 points
    9 lines: 660 points
    10 lines: 550 points
    11 lines: 450 points
    12 lines: 360 points
    13 lines: 280 points
    14 lines: 210 points
    15 lines: 150 points
    16 lines: 100 points
    17 lines: 60 points
    18 lines: 30 points
    19 lines: 10 points

    TIPS AND TRICKS
    While on attract mode, if you pull player 1 joystick to the left and player 2 joystick to the right simultaneously the demo steps into its next phase. If you repeat it a few times the music will start playing...

    If you tap the 'rotate' buttons when the guy in the doorway is doing his 'victory dance' a hook will reach out from the side and drag him away by the neck. If you do it when he is just dropping down to do the 'Cossack Kicks', he'll dodge the hook the first time, but get caught by it on the return.

    STAFF
    Project leader: Kelly Turner
    Programmed by: Norm Avellar, Kelly Turner, Ed Logg
    Video graphics by: Kris Moser
    Engineer: Doug Snyder
    Technician: Glenn Mcnamara
    Audio by: Brad Fuller

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    Nintendo NES ("Tengen Tetris"). This port was not licensed by Nintendo and was only released in North America.

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=2874&o=2
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