Sunday, 7 June 2009

How Tetris makes you feel old

tetris is the world
I just read that Tetris is 25 years old this week. I thought I could share my first memories of Tetris.

It was circa 1987 and my cousins had just upgraded from their Commodore VIC 20 to a brand spanking new 286 IBM Compatible PC. I don't remember much about the machine except for the fact that it had Jimmy White's Snooker game on it and more importantly it had Tetris on it.

To be honest it wasn't love at first sight. I looked at it and used the simple control system to try it a few times. Then I went back to playing the snooker game. A few hours later I was bored of the snooker game and started to play Tetris again. That was when the addiction started whenever I went to my cousins house I would be straight on to the PC and playing Tetris.

It wasn't long until I had my own version of Tetris. This was a time when the world had gone Tetris crazy. I remember Tetris t-shirts, a pop song and numerous clones on various platforms.

That was my memory of Tetris. What are your memories of Tetris?

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