Released on November 1, 1989 by Nintendo

Developed by Nintendo The Tetris Company

YouTube channel Archades Games recently recorded and uploaded a VHS tape from the 1990 Nintendo World Championships. The actual video starts at 1:05 and is only about 5 minutes. It's a world Championship highlight reel sent to the Championship finalists so only a limited run of these existed. By the end of the Championships Thor Aackerlund was crowned the winner and has gone on to be a retro gaming legend and was featured in the Tetris documentary Ecstasy of Order.

"Got a special one for you all today! I am happy to bring you the footage from one of the few surviving NWC 1990 VHS tapes! This tape was only given to finalists who competed in Universal Studios Hollywood.... Read All

I love this kind of thing... It merges two of my favorite things programming (specifically algorithms) and gaming.


Using tetris pieces and rules to print out pixel images. The video gives you the feel for it, and the link goes into a ton of detail :)

"We all know the students at MIT love a good hack, but what’s better than playing a game while doing it? Last night, a team took over the side of MIT’s Green Building and turned it into a giant, playable, multi-color Tetris game."

Cool people take the time to do this kind of awesomery. I wonder how long this takes? I imagine you have a few planning meetings before you start it.



The original Tetris for NES, (the one that Nintendo pulled from the shelves so they could replace it with their own stupid version) really rocked. It was just like the coin op game, and you could play against another person which I loved. The one NES put out was single player only, which can be fun, but lacks the adrenaline of the original.

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