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Tetris (Microsoft Entertainment Pack for Windows)

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Microsoft Entertainment Pack for Windows
Tetris (Microsoft Entertainment Pack) boxart.jpg
Developer(s) Microsoft
Publisher(s) Microsoft
Release date(s) 1990
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows 3.x
Gameplay Info
Next pieces 1
Playfield dimensions 10 × 20
Hold piece No
Hard drop Hard drop only
Rotation system
Windtetrisstart.png Windtetrisgame.png

Tetris is a Windows port of the game included as part of the first Microsoft Windows Entertainment Pack, and later re-released as part of Microsoft's Best Of Windows Entertainment Pack.


Integer passed
  • The current piece starts with an initial score value, which increases for each successive playing level. Each time you rotate the piece or move it horizontally, its score value decreases.
  • If you drop the piece, its score value increases proportionally to the distance it falls. Therefore, you can achieve the highest score per piece by immediately dropping the piece from the top of the playing area. (The lowest score per piece will result when you continually manipulate the piece until it lands on another piece or the bottom of the playing area)
  • Programmers used 16-bit signed integer variables to store points gained by the player. Because of the binary representation of the signed number inside the computer, after you reach the largest possible value (32,767 points) it overflows and is displayed as a negative number (-32,768 points).
Bonus for clearing rows
Row Points
One Row 100
Two Rows 200
Three Rows 400
Four Rows 800

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