Original Tetris

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When a non-enthusiast refers to "the original Tetris", it is likely that they are referring to one of the games below. All of them garnered large amounts of recognition and caused a national/worldwide phenomenon early in the history of the game.

Original in the strict sense of the word

The "original" version in the strict sense, however, would be:

as it is the world's very first implementation of the Tetris game ever to be developed on a electronic device.

the IBM PC version is also notable as although it is not the first ever, it is the first version to run on a platform popular in Western countries.