Back Cover - NES 1987 release:
IT’S A BATTLE OF WITS IN THIS SOVIET MIND GAME!
From the land that has produced the greatest chess minds comes a very different mind game. Developed by two Soviet programmers, TETRIS, is the first computer game to breach the Iron Curtain. It now stands before you, not as a test of crude brawn, but as an intense battle of wits.
TETRIS is a dynamic puzzle that seems easy enough: Rotate and flip moving geometric blocks into unbroken rows. When you completely fill up the bottom row, it disappears from the screen and your score rises. When enough rows vanish, the blocks descend faster and faster.
Nothing to it, right? Wrong! When you can’t find the way to make the pieces fit together and more blocks tumble down to clog your screen, you’ll wish you had ten hands – and ten brains.
Warning: Although TETRIS may be great food for thought, it’s so much fun, it’s positively addictive. So don’t forget to eat something to fuel your body (maybe apple pie?).
TETRIS and apple pie. Now that’s détente!
Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Nov 12, 2002.