The Soviet Block (DOS)

The Soviet Block DOS The game's title screen


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The Soviet Block is a single player, freeware, Tetris clone.

While gameplay is virtually identical to other games of this genre this implementation does have some game configuration features worthy of note:
  • The player can start at any level, there are ten in all
  • The game speed can be adjusted to cater for processors ranging from 4.77 to 33 MHz
  • The 'Next' or 'Look Ahead' feature that shows the next shape is optional.
  • There are two sets of shapes, Standard and Extended
  • The action keys can be redefined
  • The falling pieces can be set to rotate either clockwise or counter clockwise
The game has a 'Boss key', high score table and optional sound effects.


The Soviet Block DOS The game's title screen
The Soviet Block DOS The high score table
The Soviet Block DOS Game Over
The Soviet Block DOS The configuration options
The processor speed can be varied from 4.77 to 33 and the action keys can be redefined

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A little wordplay is in effect here: in English, the phrase "the Soviet bloc" was applied to the sum of satellite states (eg. Warsaw Pact signatories) to the USSR which would, eg., support it in votes at the United Nations or inflate the rankings assigned the East German figure skating team. But this game's inspiration, Tetris, originated from a Soviet context, and was undoubtedly the falling-block game that broke the mold, making tetrominoes Soviet Blocks.
piltdown_man (151592) added The Soviet Block (DOS) on Jan 30, 2015