How does one “beat” Tetris? Until now everyone assumed you don’t. The game has no end; it just keeps increasing in speed until it becomes impossible to keep up with. It’s true that a lot of older arcade games, which were designed to have no end, have one because the game will bug out if you play it long enough. But…Tetris? Naw, there’s no such thing as a “kill screen” for Tetris or we would’ve heard about it by now, right?
Through the years, as so many video games have been adapted into movies, it’s been a commonly told joke that eventually somebody would get desperate enough to make a movie out of Tetris. Apple actually announced such a movie not too long ago. The common assumption was that a Tetris movie would be about giant bricks falling from the sky and crushing cities, but the actual film we’re getting has a better reason for being than that. The Tetris movie is about how Tetris escaped Soviet Russia to become a global phenomenon, which is a fascinating story.
When Nintendo launched their subscription online service, they promised “special surprises” would be on the way, with the image of a giant cartoon present box filling the screen as the only hint. Given Nintendo’s track record, the “surprises” could have been anything from useless to awesome. Fortunately the surprise they revealed earlier this year, Tetris 99, was on the “awesome” side.
There have been rumors floating around that the Nintendo 3DS eShop is about to lose one of the most iconic games in Game Boy history, the original 1989 portable version of Tetris. On December 27, a representative from Nintendo’s UK branch confirmed it in a tweet: “The Game Boy version of Tetris on Nintendo #3DS will be removed from sale on Nintendo #eShop from 31/12/2014.”
In a move that seems like a very late April fools’ joke, Threshold Entertainment has announced that is has acquired the rights to create a movie based on Tetris. The production company today revealed details of a partnership with The Tetris Company that will aim to release Tetris: The Film in the not too distant future.
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EA Mobile™, a division of Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ: ERTS) and the world’s leading mobile games publisher, along with Blue Planet Software, Inc., the company that manages the exclusive licensing rights to the Tetris® brand, today announced that it will publish a free* version of the Tetris game set to launch exclusively on Android™ smartphones. Published on over 50 platforms and available in more than 185 countries, the Tetris game is one of the most-played video games in the world and has been embraced by hundreds of millions of fans globally. The free version of Tetris joins the recently launched SCRABBLE Free as EA’s second free offering on the Android platform.