History Trivia / Tetris

21st Sep '17 1:17:07 PM fruitstripegum
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* FanNickname: The pieces are officially called L, J, S, Z, I, O, and T. The S and Z blocks are often called "squigglies", the O is called "square", and the I is called "line piece".


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* FanNickname: The pieces are officially called L, J, S, Z, I, O, and T. The S and Z blocks are often called "squigglies", the O is called "square", and the I is called "line piece".
16th Jul '17 1:21:58 PM fruitstripegum
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* FollowTheLeader: ''Tetris'' has innumerable clones, knockoffs, and imitators.
17th May '17 10:08:51 PM OnoderaTearer
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** In 2014, due to the release of ''Tetris Ultimate'' granting Creator/{{Ubisoft}} a ''Tetris'' exclusivity contract, ALL other Tetris versions on digital storefronts were discontinued by the end of the year, including the much-acclaimed Gameboy version, which had been re-released on Nintendo 3DS at the time, and almost no other game has been able to get a license to release in the West since.[[note]]The Western release of ''PuyoPuyo Tetris'' managed to get 'round the restriction with both a physical-only release on the UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation 4}} (Ubisoft only holds the cards when it comes to '''digital''' ''Tetris'' releases) and especially a primary physical/digital release on the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch, a console that wasn't even '''announced''' when Ubisoft's exclusivity deal was inked.[[/note]]

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** In 2014, due to the release of ''Tetris Ultimate'' granting Creator/{{Ubisoft}} a ''Tetris'' exclusivity contract, ALL other Tetris versions on digital storefronts were discontinued by the end of the year, including the much-acclaimed Gameboy version, which had been re-released on Nintendo 3DS at the time, and almost no other game has been able to get a license to release in the West since.[[note]]The Western release of ''PuyoPuyo Tetris'' managed to get 'round the restriction with both a physical-only release on the UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation 4}} (Ubisoft only holds the cards when it comes to '''digital''' ''Tetris'' releases) and especially a primary physical/digital release on the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch, a console that wasn't even '''announced''' when Ubisoft's exclusivity deal was inked.inked, ergo could not be listed in the contract.[[/note]]
17th May '17 10:07:47 PM OnoderaTearer
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** In 2014, due to the release of ''Tetris Ultimate'', ALL other Tetris versions on digital storefronts were discontinued by the end of the year, including the much-acclaimed Gameboy version, which had been re-released on Nintendo 3DS at the time, and almost no other game has been able to get a license to release in the West since.[[note]]PuyoPuyo Tetris managed to get round the restriction by releasing physically, and mainly on a platform that wasn't even mentioned in the exclusivity deal[[/note]]

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** In 2014, due to the release of ''Tetris Ultimate'', Ultimate'' granting Creator/{{Ubisoft}} a ''Tetris'' exclusivity contract, ALL other Tetris versions on digital storefronts were discontinued by the end of the year, including the much-acclaimed Gameboy version, which had been re-released on Nintendo 3DS at the time, and almost no other game has been able to get a license to release in the West since.[[note]]PuyoPuyo Tetris [[note]]The Western release of ''PuyoPuyo Tetris'' managed to get round 'round the restriction by releasing physically, with both a physical-only release on the UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation 4}} (Ubisoft only holds the cards when it comes to '''digital''' ''Tetris'' releases) and mainly especially a primary physical/digital release on the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch, a platform console that wasn't even mentioned in the '''announced''' when Ubisoft's exclusivity deal[[/note]]deal was inked.[[/note]]



** Subverted by PuyoPuyo Tetris, in one of the most audacious abuses of small print ever.

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** Subverted by PuyoPuyo Tetris, ''PuyoPuyo Tetris'', in one of the most audacious abuses of small print ever.ever as stated above.
8th May '17 7:09:54 PM Gouken20xx
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** In 2014, due to the release of ''Tetris Ultimate'', ALL other Tetris versions on digital storefronts were discontinued by the end of the year, including the much-acclaimed Gameboy version, which had been re-released on Nintendo 3DS at the time, and almost no other game has been able to get a license to release in the West since.[[note]]PuyoPuyo Tetris managed to get round the restriction by releasing physically, and mainly on a platform that wasn't even mentioned in the exclusivity deal[[/note]]



* KillerApp: This game ''made'' the GameBoy, and it was packed in with the system for years.

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* KillerApp: This game ''made'' the GameBoy, and it was packed in with the system for years.years, and even was an early release on the Nintendo 3DS eShop.


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** Subverted by PuyoPuyo Tetris, in one of the most audacious abuses of small print ever.
21st Sep '16 2:03:15 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** Beginning in [[TurnOfTheMillennium the 2000's]], the Tetris Company began enforcing guidelines on what a game carrying the ''Tetris'' name should be like, such as exact playfield dimensions, piece colors, and piece behavior, especially piece rotations. This proved to be a problem for developers like Arika that have their own ideas on ''Tetris'' games.

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** Beginning in [[TurnOfTheMillennium the 2000's]], the Tetris Company began enforcing guidelines on what a game carrying the ''Tetris'' name should be like, such as exact playfield dimensions, piece colors, and piece behavior, especially piece rotations. This proved to be a problem for developers like Arika that have [[VideoGame/TetrisTheGrandMaster their own ideas ideas]] on ''Tetris'' games.
27th Jun '16 6:37:04 AM case
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: As the years went on that led the Tetris Company having a stronger oversight over licensed Tetris games and the consumer markets preferring digital storefronts over retail stores, it's become common to see when newer releases of Tetris games come out, older releases go out of print at retail stores and are pulled from digital storefronts. Want UsefulNotes/GameBoy ''Tetris''? It's no longer available legally outside used game sales.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: As the years went on that led the Tetris Company having a stronger oversight over licensed Tetris games and the consumer markets preferring digital storefronts over retail stores, it's become common to see when newer releases of Tetris games come out, older releases go out of print at retail stores and are pulled from digital storefronts. Want UsefulNotes/GameBoy ''Tetris''? It's no longer available legally outside used game sales. There are a number of mandatory rules to follow when making an official Tetris game, meaning that making a new Tetris game with the style of an old one is generally not allowed, as it wouldn't fit with the new rules.
29th Jan '16 8:32:20 PM NESBoy
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* ReferencedBy: ''Series/TreehouseMasters: Out On a Limb'' had music from the game play during a scene in the episode "Mindbending Silver Maple".
2nd Dec '15 5:42:39 PM nombretomado
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** The fates of the Tengen version of NES ''Tetris'' and the [[SegaGenesis Genesis/Mega Drive]] port of Sega's arcade version of ''Tetris''.

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** The fates of the Tengen version of NES ''Tetris'' and the [[SegaGenesis [[UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis Genesis/Mega Drive]] port of Sega's arcade version of ''Tetris''.
7th Jun '15 3:40:32 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* FanNickname: The pieces are officially called L, J, S, Z, I, O, and T. The S and Z blocks are often called "squigglies", the O is called "square", and the I is called "line piece".
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