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The 100 Greatest Games | 28 | Tetris

YEAR: 1985     FORMAT: VARIOUS FORMATS

The 100 Greatest Games | 28 | Tetris


Designed by Alexey Pajitnov while working for the Soviet Academy Of Sciences in Moscow, Tetris has gone on to become the most famous digital puzzle game in history, and a title that's played in every corner of the globe. A mainstay on every console format since the mid-1980s, Tetris is probably most famous for its Game Boy incarnation, the simple block-dropping action being the perfect antidote to boring car journeys and cheesy resort hotels, and has since appeared on a monumental variety of handheld devices, keyrings and mobile phones.

Memorable for...
Ubiquity. As Alexey Pajitnov didn't copyright Tetris quickly enough, the game has been illegally produced and distributed across the world, often unchallenged. As a result Pajitnov has personally made little from Tetris; however, it's still one of Nintendo's most lucrative titles.

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