10 Fun Facts About The Video Game Tetris


I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like Tetris. This game is pretty much the definition of “timeless.” I’m always surprised when I learn new things about it, though. Here are some fun facts about this classic video game that you may not have heard before!

Tetris was created by a Russian programmer.

Tetris was created by a Russian programmer named Alexey Pajitnov in 1984, who was working for the Soviet Academy of Science. The game is named after a Greek word meaning “to arrange.” The original version of Tetris involved four rows of bricks falling from the top of the screen and players had to vertically align them so they would fit together.

The game went on to become extremely popular around the world, with many variations and versions being released over time.

Tetris for NES was the first game released on Nintendo in America

Tetris for NES was the first game released on Nintendo in America after its release in Japan. It was not the first Tetris game released for the system, though. The original Tetris had been released before, but it wasn’t as popular, and it’s long since fallen into obscurity.

Tetris is a lot more than just a puzzle game.

Tetris is a game of strategy and reflexes. The game is easy, but it gets really hard really fast. And the longer you play, the harder it gets.

Tetris is a lot more than just a puzzle game. It’s fun to play and there are so many ways to enjoy this classic game!

The creator of Tetris isn’t exactly rolling in dough from the game’s success

The creator of Tetris hasn’t exactly become a billionaire from the game’s success. In fact, he has made just $7 million off the game in its lifetime. Yes, you read that right—seven million dollars! That’s not even close to what other video games have made in their lifetimes (for example, Pokemon Go made over $2 billion). And yet…

In case it isn’t obvious, if you’ve played more than one round of Tetris and enjoyed it at all, then you’re a part of this 7-million-dollar pie slice. If we were going by percentage alone then that means each player who has ever played Tetris has contributed about $0.02 toward making Alexey Pajitnov rich—and that number would only go up if we included players who have bought new versions or versions on different platforms.

Tetris almost never made it to America.

The game originally debuted in Russia, and it wasn’t until 1989 that it made its way over to America. In the U.S., Tetris was released under a different name: “Tetris.” The decision to re-brand the game was one made by the publisher rather than the original creator, Alexey Pajitnov. This was due to concerns about trademark infringement with a similar game called “Tetris,” which had already been released at that time by Atari Corp.

It’s hard for us now to imagine Tetris without its iconic music and visuals—but there was once a time before all this existed! The first version of Tetris only included square blocks falling from above and fitting together as they fell down each row of blocks on screen.

There’s more than one way to play Tetris.

There are many different ways to play Tetris.

You can download it from the App Store and play Tetris on your iPhone or iPad. You can also get it for your desktop computer or laptop, and you can play tetris online at www.tetrisgameonline.org/en/.

There are also many different versions of Tetris available for download: some have different shapes and colors, while others have new rules that make the game more challenging! For example, in one version called “Tetris Twist,” pieces are constantly dropping down from above until they land in gaps between other pieces already at the bottom of the screen; if too much space fills up before you clear all blocks away, then it’s game over!

The creator of Tetris has other gaming projects on his resume

So you know how the creator of Tetris is a professor at MIT and he still works on Tetris? Well, he also has other projects on his mind. In addition to being the creator of Tetris, Alexey Pajitnov is also a computer scientist and professor at Moscow State University. He also teaches at MIT where he lectures about video game design.

While many people assume that Alexey has been working on Tetris since it was first released in 1984, that isn’t true! In fact, Alexey took some time off from programming games after graduating from college before returning to his core passion: creating fun experiences through interactive media (like video games). Nowadays, when he’s not teaching at MIT or working on new versions of this classic game (he’s currently working on an app version), he works with various companies like EA Sports and Ubisoft who want him on their team because they know how great he is as both an engineer and designer!

There have been many lawsuits regarding the rights to sell the game Tetris.

There have been many lawsuits regarding the rights to sell the game Tetris.

The game was created by a Russian programmer named Alexey Pajitnov in 1985 and originally released for the PC. It was later adapted for other platforms, including the NES and Game Boy. In 1996, The Tetris Company was established with exclusive rights to market, license and maintain copyright over all versions of Tetris worldwide. In 1999, various companies sued TCC for alleged patent infringement in 1998 over U.S Patent 5,455,155 entitled “Method For Displaying A Moving Picture Or Part Thereof With Specially Programmed Hardware.” TCC and its owners eventually settled out of court with these companies by paying them licensing fees or other compensation

When you hear tetriminos, you should think Tetris.

Tetriminos are the shapes that you use to play Tetris. If you’re not familiar with the game, I recommend reading my earlier blog post about it! While there are many different ways of playing tetris, one thing all versions have in common is tetriminos: The blocks that make up the playing field. In fact, when you hear “tetrimino,” think “tetris.”

Playing video games can be good for your brain.

Playing video games can be good for your brain.

You may have heard that playing video games will make you smarter, but did you know there’s science behind it? Researchers have found that playing strategy-based video games such as Tetris improves cognitive function, making players better at tasks like spatial reasoning and abstract problem solving. In fact, one study found that participants who played Tetris for just 10 minutes a day for three weeks experienced changes in their brain structure and visual processing abilities.

If you want to get smarter by playing video games (or just by having fun) here are some great options:

  • Tetris – This classic game features falling blocks that must be arranged so they form complete lines without overlapping with other blocks or the sides of the board. It’s easy to learn but challenging enough to keep even seasoned gamers entertained.
  • Lumines Live! – This puzzle game has been described as “Tetris on steroids” because it involves creating chains of differently colored pieces by matching them up vertically or horizontally within a time limit; however unlike its predecessor this version features improved graphics along with new music tracks from popular artists such as Bjork and Daft Punk!

The video game tetris has a long history and an interesting story behind it

The game is actually a lot more than just a puzzle game. In fact, it has an interesting story behind it.

The creator of Tetris is Alexey Pajitnov (also known as “Alex”). He’s a Russian programmer who created the game in 1984 while working for the government at Computer Center in Moscow. The first version of the video game was released on June 6th, 1984 and was called “Tetris” (which means “falling blocks”).

The first time Americans got their hands on this addictive puzzle game was when Nintendo released it for their NES system in 1988 under its Japanese name, Tetris (which translates to “tetrominoes”). While most people know Tetris today because of its appearance on smartphones and other mobile devices—including smartphones—the original version was designed for use with an old-school computer monitor with only black-and-white graphics! It would be another two years before Nolan Bushnell’s company started selling handheld electronic games like Game Boy which had color screens; until then people used computers or televisions just like today’s gamers do now (except without internet access).


Tetris is one of the most widely recognised brands in the world – but how well do you know it? We hope this article has been fun and informative, and that you’re a little more familiar with its history now. Remember to check out our other articles if this series piqued your interest!

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