Ten fun facts about Tetris


Fact 1
“Tetris” derived its name from the Greek numerical prefix tetra- (all of the game's pieces contain four segments) and tennis, Pajitnov's favorite sport.

Fact 2
It is also the first entertainment software to be exported from the USSR to the US.

Fact 3
The game (or one of its many variants) is available for nearly every video game console and computer operating system, as well as on devices such as graphing calculators, mobile phones, portable media players, PDAs, and Network music players.


Fact 4
In 1996, Tetris Pro was ranked the 38th best game of all time by Amiga Power.

Fact 5
Computer Gaming World gave Tetris the 1989 Compute! Choice Award for Arcade Game.

Fact 6
Guinness World Records has recognised the game as being the most ported in the history of video gaming, appearing on in excess of 65 different platforms by 2011.

Fact 7
It has even inspired Tetris serving dishes.

Fact 8
Electronic Gaming Monthly's 100th issue had Tetris in first place as “Greatest Game of All Time”.

Fact 9
In 2007, Tetris came in second place in IGN's “100 Greatest Video Games of All Time”.

Fact 10
In January 2010, it was announced that Tetris had sold more than 170 million copies, approximately 70 million physical copies and over 100 million copies for cell phones, making it the highest paid-downloaded game of all time.


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is a tile-matching puzzle video game originally designed and programmed by Alexey Pajitnov in the Soviet Union

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