Play Tetris for Free Online

By: David Hamilton

Tetris ?is a video puzzle game originally designed and programmed by Alexey Pajitnov in June 1985, while working for the Dorodnicyn Computing Centre of the Academy of Science of the USSR in Moscow. He derived its name from the Greek numerical prefix "tetra-", as all of the pieces contain four segments, and tennis, Pajitnov's favorite sport.

The game (or one of its many variants) is available for nearly every video game console and computer operating system, as well as on devices such as graphing calculators, oscilloscopes, mobile phones, portable media players, and PDAs. It has even been played on the sides of various buildings,with the record holder for the world's largest fully functional game of Tetris being an effort by Dutch students in 1995 that lit up all 15 floors of the Electrical Engineering department at Delft University of Technology.

While versions of Tetris were sold for a range of 1980s home computer platforms, it was the hugely successful handheld version for the Game Boy launched in 1989 that established the reputation of the game as one of the most popular ever. EGM's 100th issue had Tetris in first place as greatest game of all time. In 2007, Tetris came in second place in IGN's 100 Greatest Video Games of All Time.

Tetris Play flash based tetris for free. No download required?- You can play as many times as you wish and there is no time limit.??

How to play:? Click start to begin, then use the arrow keys to control the speed of the falling block by pressing the down arrow, press the up arrow to change the facing of the falling block and press left and right to control where the block will land.

Objective:? To score as many lines as possible - as you get lines, the game will speed up.

There is no downloading required to play this game, and loading is very quick, especially on cable/dsl, it takes roughly 3-5 seconds to load on high speed cable/dsl, but may take up to a minute on dialup connection.

See if you can beat the top scores which are listed on the site - scores are reset weekly and each weekly top score will be entered in to win a prize!

Try to get the highest score!?

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