Tetris: Most Popular Time Waster of the 90s

Tetris: Most Popular Time Waster of the 90s

Tetris is probably the most popular game in the 90s — and you wouldn’t believe it has been 25 years since it was invented (designed and programmed by Alexey Pajitnov in June 6, 1984).

Back then, everyone was playing Tetris from my 60-year old grandmother to my 6 year-old cousins. Tetris was so simple yet so addictive. The game was everywhere, from Gameboy to PC, and those cheap handheld versions that feature 300-in-1 ways to play Tetris (was it a knockoff called Bricks or Brick Games?).


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And up to today, the game is still alive and being played by many. Will all the technology in gaming that we have lately, I think Tetris can still be re-invented (most probably for the Nintendo Wii).

Anybody played any Tetris lately?

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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27 Responses

  1. alejojoe says:

    my old “brick game” is 8888-in-1. yes its 8,888 — still resides on my “baul” of collections. i bought it for P550 when i was in high school. now that you mentioned it, i’ll take a hit on it later this afternoon.

  2. nung high school ako addict din ako diyan. brick game tawag natin diyan di ba?

  3. Andre Marcelo-Tanner says:

    gameboy :) played a competition for this once, only got so far.

  4. deuts says:

    Naalala ko pa dati nagagalit ang Filipino teacher namin sa High School. Kc bakit daw magpapa-raffle, e brick game ang premyo. E nagiging dahilan na ang brick game ng mga sakuna sa Iloilo City. Meron kasing naglalaro habang tumatawid sa kalsada. Hahahaha Kahit hindi pa masyado matrapik nuon ang Iloilo City.

    Na-imagine mo ba un. Pano n lng ngaun? Hindi lng habang tumatawid – nagti-text. Pati ung nagmamaneho ng kotse nagti-text.

  5. yan yung unang cause ng eye strain at carpal tunnel he he.

  6. Jam. says:

    Still addicted to it. I’ve been playing that in our telephone, since it has a tetris game

  7. I’m a tetris fan. grabe, addicting nga tlga tong laro na to…

  8. Live Dito says:

    i remember bringing my brickgame with me everywhere i go.

  9. James Palar says:

    yeah, i played it many times this week

  10. Nope, I have the internet to waste time on now :-)

  11. Oni says:

    lol tandaan ko yan dati tetris lang ginawagawa ko pang palipas oras dahil sa rotating brownout

  12. whaâ„¢ says:

    waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa…. i admit na addict din ako sa TETRIS when i was still in ELEMENTARY YEARS. an up to now i also play TETRIS during my spare time

  13. Jhay says:

    Ah the nostalgia of playing this game really does bring back good memories!

  14. a.cantos says:

    never played it for a while but I still remember the cheat… :)

  15. Gwapito says:

    That game can probably be found on Macs.

  16. mish says:

    My favorites in the 90s were Wolfenstein 3d, Doom and Quake I and II, and Descent? Oh, and 3D chess of course; de rigueur for geeksters. I didn’t like Tetris much.

  17. JohnLloy says:

    nakipag away ako dahil dito ahaha

  18. Darren says:

    can’t agree no more!!!

  19. Vidar says:

    OT: I saw you yesterday at QTV-11 (Ang Pinaka). Hehe

  20. Dacx says:

    i remember sa eat bulaga may pa-contest ang pop cola yung brick the record ata yun. trinay ko sumali kaso ang lulupit ng mga sumasali. i still play it sa touch kasi yun yung pinakasimple at nakakrelax na game.

  21. R says:

    Thanks to the Tetris effect, I’ve had an extremely profitable career as a barker for more than a decade by visualizing passengers in a crowded jeepney as colorful geometric shapes.

  22. Pedro says:

    i have it on my DS…

  23. I have a similar post on my blog, pero about Tetris Effect. Diba anniversary ng Tetris ngaun? Dunno, bka mali ako haha :D

  24. chxo says:

    I have a tetris in my psp… ^^ playing it every night before going to sleep ^^

  25. Chris says:

    my mom and i still play this game… actually this is our bonding moment especially when we try to beat whoever has the high score

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