Groups

 

Tetris

Video game serie

A genre founding puzzler by Alexey Pajitnov (founder of The Tetris Company).

69
games
38
platforms

Alternate names: TETЯIS, ТЕТРИС, ТЕТРИ☭, ТЕТРИІС

The first video game about Tetris was released on June 1984.

Mirrorsoft, Sega and Bullet Proof Software has published most of these games

Since its inception in 1996, The Tetris Company has pursued unlicensed Tetris clones with several games becoming unavailable as a result.
For games that replicate Tetris-like gameplay but aren't part of the Tetris series, see falling blocks genre.

Implied: visual matching
It is widely assumed in North America that 'TETЯIS', used for the title of some versions, with the backwards 'R' (Cyrillic letter 'Ya') is the Russian spelling. But this was simply faux Cyrillic typography. The correct Cyrillic is ТЕТРИС (ТЕТРИІС). Some packaging is shown ТЕТРИ☭, with the Cyrillic (Ukrainian) 'І' crossing a backwards 'С' to form a backwards ☭ (Unicode U+262D). Otherwise known as the hammer and sickle (Сърп и чук), A symbol of communism made famous on the Soviet flag.

Platforms

Arcade 9
MS-DOS 6
NES 4
GB 3
PS 3
Atari 400/800 3
Mac OS Classic 3
3DS 2
X360 2
PS Vita 2
ZX Spectrum 2
Tandy Coco 2
Saturn 2
Amiga 2
Amstrad CPC 1
BBC 1
Apple IIGS 1
N64 1
PS3 1
Nintendo DS 1
GBC 1
Wii U 1
SNES 1
Electron 1
PS4 1
MSX 1
Xbox One 1
MSX2 1
Switch 1
TI Calculators 1

By year

A1996 - The Tetris Company founded

Popular tags

blockout fallingblocks puyopuyo ystop100