I don’t know if you missed this big piece of news a few days ago, but on June 6th, the classic game Tetris turned the big 30. Wow – Tetris is just a couple of months older than me. Tetris is one of the first games I can remember playing as a kid, and it’s a game I still even like to play today. Talk about staying power! Tetris is one of those games that never seems to get old no matter how much you play it, and it never seems any less frustrating when your score isn’t as high as you’d like it to be. Indeed, Tetris is one of those few games that has evolved onto different consoles over the years and still maintained its high popularity factor. You can pretty much play it on whatever you want – your phone, your console, your computer – most likely anything you’ve got.
Of course it didn’t start that way. The classic game was originally released on the GameBoy in 1989, but it was first created in 1984 – by a Soviet named Alexei Pajitnov. He could’ve have known how popular the simple game would become over the years.
Happy Birthday, Tetris!!!
If you’ve enjoyed playing Tetris, please let us know in the comments section below. Also, let us know your highest score if you’d like! And, if Tetris’s age makes you feel slightly old, know that you are not alone.
Here’s to hoping it will still be popular in another 30 years.
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