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DOS - 1988

Also available on: Mac - Amiga - Apple IIgs - Atari ST

Alt names Тетрис, Tetris: The Soviet Challenge
Year 1988
Platform DOS
Released in United States (1988)
Brazil (1990)
Genre Action, Puzzle
Theme Falling Block Puzzle
Publisher Spectrum Holobyte, Inc.
Perspectives Side view, Fixed / Flip-screen
Dosbox support Supported on 0.72
4.46 / 5 - 44 votes

Description of Tetris

Here is the video game “Tetris”! Released in 1988 on DOS, it's still available and playable with some tinkering. It's an action and puzzle game, set in a falling block puzzle theme and it was released on Mac, Amiga, Apple IIgs and Atari ST as well.

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Comments and reviews

Trusteft 2024-03-29 0 point Atari ST version

I found the Atari ST version of Tetris hugely disappointing.
I did a video on it if anyone is interested.

In general I would say you might be better off with another port, though I haven't tried the other ports so...stick with the original arcade version of the original Tetris.

jayden 2023-02-08 2 points DOS version

To rotate the pieces you use Numpad Button 5

Rilixit 2022-11-09 0 point DOS version

I'm using the DOS version,

AlexD 2020-09-11 0 point

This version is the first I ever played... on CGA displays and later on EGA displays. Yeah, we never had a sound card. I like this version because the rotate key makes sense (numpad 5) but unfortunately, I have a PC keyboard attached to a Mac and things don't work well enough, even running on the browser ... (thank you Apple for fooking up the keyboard).

ka1axy 2020-09-01 2 points

Beg pardon, but this version DOES have music. DOSbox won't play it though, because the game needs to detect a very specific type of sound card, and the DOSbox emulation for that type of card isn't good enough to fool the game. The music is in the game, though. The sound card is NOT the classic SoundBlaster (I forget what it needs to be), but I do recall playing it on a regular x86 PC with a TSR that faked the sound card and played through the PC speaker.

mph66 2019-04-04 1 point DOS version

Trying to get the DOSBox version to work. I've got it running easy enough, but how does one customize the controls? I can use the arrow keys to move back and forth, but not rotate the pieces.

papa nut 2018-09-06 2 points

tetris will never die

Mac 2017-10-21 3 points

There was no music because most first generation PC's didn't have sound cards.

Carillogeddon 2016-09-27 4 points DOS version

Awesome version of Tetris! Being the first commercial version, and beingfrom Spectrum Holobyte only sweetens the deal!! Lovin' the backgrounds too. Saying this is the only worthwhile version however is just daft.

D. Norton 86 2016-09-16 0 point

No more clones.... FINALLY, THE 100% ORIGINAL !!!!!

miele 2016-07-10 0 point

the original! In true CGA mode

Chubb 2016-02-17 0 point Mac version

Where even is the game?

josh 2014-09-26 2 points DOS version

where is the music!

indstr 2014-02-08 0 point DOS version

Agreed, this is a great version of Tetris. It was always fun to get to the next level and see what the background was going to be.

A Wise Old Man 2013-02-19 -1 point DOS version

This was the *original* commercial version of Tetris. One of the most pirated games in pirating history, Every other version of Tetris was nothing more than a knockoff of this, and weak ones at that. If you want Tetris to waste hours playing, download this one and let the others collect rust.

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