"Tetris. We’ve all played it, rotating the pieces (“tetrominoes”) and dropping them in the perfect place, or despairing as we discover a piece won’t fit. You may have even joked about “mastering” the game during a stint of unemployment, or as a child, before you could afford any other Game Boy cartridges. But what about the people who’ve truly mastered Tetris? Where are the Kasparovs and Fischers, the great champions who’ve dedicated their minds to solving its deepest puzzles?"

I would place Tetris as one of the best games of all time. After playing it on the Gameboy I was hooked. This love for the game brought me to watch "Ecstasy of Order" a recent documentary that covers the history of Tetris and its best tournament players. While the start of the film wasn't to my liking the documentary really gains its steam over time and by the end I was fully immersed in the story.

The documentary shares some space with "The King of Kong" in that it features the current high score keeping organization/arcade Twin Galaxies. "Ecstasy of Order" showcases one of the early Tetris masters, Thor and covers the famed Nintendo World Championships.

I was really impressed with how much effort it takes to be the best at something. The people they show as attending the Twin Galaxies tournaments really are masters at Tetris and even the last place entrants are Wizards of the craft.

If you love Video Game movies and documentaries, I really recommend you watch "Ecstasy of Order." It provides just the right mix of Tetris history and makes some as it brings the best Tetris players from around the world together for an awesome competition.

http://ecstasyoforder.com/
http://www.twingalaxies.com/


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