THE SIKH TIMES
Noteworthy News and Analysis from Around the World
In-Depth Coverage of Issues Concerning the Global Sikh Community Including Self-Determination, Democracy, Human Rights, Civil Liberties, Antiracism, Religion, and South Asian Geopolitics
Home | News Analysis Archive | Biographies | Book Reviews | Events | Photos | Links | About Us | Contact Us
Tetris is a computer puzzle game invented by Alexey Pajitnov in 1985. Tetris is believed to be the best selling game ever due to its ports onto almost every system ever made.
The Object of the Game
Tetrominoes or tetrads, shapes composed of four blocks each, fall down a well and the player has to rotate and/or move them with the aim of creating a horizontal line of blocks with no gaps. When such a line is created, it disappears, and the pieces above (if any) fall. The seven possible pieces used in Tetris are referred to as I, T, O, L, J, S, and Z. All are capable of single and double clears, I, L, and J are able to clear triples, and only the I has the capacity for the four simultaneous clears that is known as a "tetris."
Left - Moves the falling figure to the left.
Right - Moves the falling figure to the right.
Up or Space - Rotates the falling figure counter-clockwise.
Shift + Up - Rotates the falling figure clockwise.
Ctrl + Up - Rotates the falling figure randomly.
Down - Moves the falling figure all the way down.
N - Toggles preview of next figure.
P - Pauses or resumes the game.
S - Increases the falling speed (by one of ten steps).
This version of Tetris is courtesy Per Cederberg.
Puneet Singh Lamba: 3850
To have your Tetris score included on this page, email an image of your score to email@example.com. To create an image, either execute a print-screen and then paste the image into Paint (or a similar application) or use your browser's print feature to print to a PDF-writer (e.g. for Microsoft's Internet Explorer, Alt | File | Print...).