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Tetris is a puzzle game made by Nintendo for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It is a variant of Alexey Pajitnov's game of the same name. The game was released shortly after Nintendo won a legal battle with Atari Games over the console rights to Tetris, forcing the Tengen version to be withdrawn from the market. Some players considered this version to be inferior to Tengen's.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
It is a game where you control falling shapes each consisting of 4 blocks, each piece randomly selected by the computer. The object is to guide the pieces down to the bottom of the playfield and fill up rows completely with blocks, which causes the row of blocks to disappear and causes whatever blocks are stacked above them to drop down one row or so. The player must prevent the stack of unfilled rows of blocks from reaching the top or else the game will end.
Development and licensing[edit | edit source]
Nintendo licensed the console rights to Tetris directly from Elorg, the owner of Tetris at the time.