Tetris: the most addicting puzzle game

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It’s been almost 40 years since the release of the most addicting puzzle game. Of course we are talking about Tetris which was designed by the Russian Alexey Pajitnov in 1984 and became the first videogame of soviet origin that will be released in the West. Regarding the origins of its name, Tetris, there are some theories. One of them says that it comes from the greek word “τετράδα” which means four. Another one claims it is a combination of two the greek words “τέτρα” which means four and “τένις” which was his favorite sport.

original game boy console with tetris

In the begining Alexei shared the video game with his friends but soon it became famous in the soviet union while it wans’t long after that it arrived in the West. Initially you could enjoy Tetris on a PC and an arcade, but in 1989 Gameboy will skyrocket its sales since Tetris will be one of the games that come with it. Since 1984 till today, grownups and the lil ones will spend hours sitting down and playing Tetris.

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