Categories: Flash, Free, Games, Online, Puzzle

TetrisTetrisI thought last Monday that it was a shame that I haven’t had a Tetris game already reviewed in Freegamesnews until now. After a couple of days spent to dig everywhere, here is what I would consider so far to be the best implementation available online for free.

As I guess it is totally useless to remind you what the Tetris rules are, let’s just mention that this puzzle game was invented in 1985 by Alexey Pazhitov while he was working for the Academy of Sciences in Moscow.

The Miniclip version of Tetris has everything you could expect. It includes several settings, such as difficulty (set the slow down speed, the start lines and the number of lines to complete for each stage), or rotation, clockwise or counter clockwise.

The global design of the game is almost perfect, the blocks animations run smoothly and the control keys are the same as the original ones: left and right arrow key to move blocks, up to rotate, down to drop slowly and space bar to quick drop.

On the downside, the electronic music is a bit annoying after a while; however, it can be easily turned off in the options menu. Another complaint would be the addition of a new “erasing” brick which wipes out all the existing ones. It doesn’t help very much and this particular implementation is nothing else but a violation of the Tetris tradition, not to mention the special bricks also available in the settings.

That being said, it is always a pleasure to spend ten minutes (or more) playing Tetris. That’s probably why Tetris consistently appears on lists of greatest video games of all time! Have fun!

By Eric

current rating 4.00


One Comment to Tetris

  1. DaDewd says:

    Wow. This was posted SO long ago, yet I’m… FIRST COMMENT!