Your favorite NES game deserves some fine Russian China

Subject: General Tech | December 6, 2005 - 12:10 PM |

Tetris is twenty! If it seems you have had occaisonal dreams involving falling shapes for most of your life, you are probably right. 

"The simplest games are generally the best. And Pajitnov's idea was a simple adaptation of a board

game called Pentamino. The 29 year-old programmer made the first prototype from a glass and little

blocks to drop inside it, each of which consisted of four cubes. You got extra points for

completing a row.

Pajitnov's friend, Gerassimov, was sixteen at the time, and did the programming to allow the game

to run on western IBM computers. The blocks hit the fan after that."

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