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{{Infobox |title = Tetris
 
{{Infobox |title = Tetris
|developer = Spectrum HoloByte
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|developer = [[Spectrum HoloByte]]
|publisher = Spectrum HoloByte
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|publisher = [[Spectrum HoloByte]]
|released = 1987
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|released = {{release|UK|January 27, 1988|US|January 29, 1988}}<!-- https://www.nytimes.com/1988/01/29/business/new-software-game-it-comes-from-soviet.html?pagewanted=all New Software Game: It Comes From Soviet] (1988-01-29) -->
 
|platform = IBM PC
 
|platform = IBM PC
|preview = One
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|preview = 1
|playfield = 10x20
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|playfield = 10 &times; 20
 
|hold = No
 
|hold = No
|hard = Yes
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|hard = Hard only
 
|system = Identical to [[Sega Rotation]], except the vertical state of the S tetromino is shifted 1 space right
 
|system = Identical to [[Sega Rotation]], except the vertical state of the S tetromino is shifted 1 space right
|boxart = Spectrum Holobyte Tetris Title Screen.png
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|boxart = Tetris_(Spectrum HoloByte) boxart.jpeg
|title-scrn = Spectrum Holobyte Tetris Main Menu.png
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|title-scrn = Spectrum Holobyte Tetris Title Screen.png
 
|ingame-scrn = Spectrum Holobyte Tetris Level 0.png
 
|ingame-scrn = Spectrum Holobyte Tetris Level 0.png
 
}}
 
}}
  
One of the ''Tetris'' games [[Spectrum HoloByte]] developed before losing their legal battle with [[Nintendo]].
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'''''Tetris''''' is the first Tetris game developed and released by [[Spectrum HoloByte]], and the first version to be released commercially.
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There are two versions of the game; the revised version has the plane on the title screen removed (at the request of Elorg) and the military-themed backgrounds replaced (at the request of Pajitnov). The revised version was also featured on [[Tetris Gold]].
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==Timing==
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{{expand section|levels}}
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Timing is based on video frames, which are approximately 1/70 of a second.
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* [[Gravity]] makes a piece fall by one row every 20 - (level * 2) frames.
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* [[Lock delay]] is 16 frames.
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* [[Line clear]] delay is 20 frames.
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* [[ARE]] is 2 frames.
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==Scoring==
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[[Image:Spectrum Holobyte Tetris Main Menu.png|thumb|left|200px|Level Select screen]]
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Placing a piece awards score according to the following formula:
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* points = 4 + (2 * level) + row number of top of piece
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The bottom row is number 1. If the piece was dropped manually, the position before dropping is used, so for a high score the player should drop as soon as possible.
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If piece preview is enabled at the time a piece is placed, a 25% penalty is assessed: (both divisions are rounded down)
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* points with preview on = floor(points / 2) + floor(points / 4)
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No additional points are awarded for line clears.<!--
  
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
Download the TSR utility [http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=DIVEFIX2.ZIP DivEFix v2.0] to fix divide overflow errors when running the game on a modern PC.
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The TSR utility [https://archive.org/details/DIVEFIX2_ZIP DivEFix v2.0] may be needed to fix divide overflow errors when running the game on a modern PC. <!-- A really modern PC, of course, won't run the game at all -->
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
*[[Game]]s
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*[[Tetris Gold]] - A compilation release which included this version.
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== External links ==
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[https://strategywiki.org/wiki/Tetris_(Spectrum_Holobyte) Tetris (Spectrum HoloByte) on StrategyWiki]
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[[Category:Official Tetris games]]
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[[Category:Classic computer games]]
  
[[Category:Games List]]
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{{Spectrum HoloByte games}}

Latest revision as of 06:42, 8 September 2019

Tetris
Tetris (Spectrum HoloByte) boxart.jpeg
Developer(s) Spectrum HoloByte
Publisher(s) Spectrum HoloByte
Release date(s)
  • UK: January 27, 1988
  • US: January 29, 1988
Platform(s) IBM PC
Gameplay Info
Next pieces 1
Playfield dimensions 10 × 20
Hold piece No
Hard drop Hard only
Rotation system Identical to Sega Rotation, except the vertical state of the S tetromino is shifted 1 space right
Spectrum Holobyte Tetris Title Screen.png Spectrum Holobyte Tetris Level 0.png

Tetris is the first Tetris game developed and released by Spectrum HoloByte, and the first version to be released commercially.

There are two versions of the game; the revised version has the plane on the title screen removed (at the request of Elorg) and the military-themed backgrounds replaced (at the request of Pajitnov). The revised version was also featured on Tetris Gold.

Timing

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Timing is based on video frames, which are approximately 1/70 of a second.

Scoring

Level Select screen

Placing a piece awards score according to the following formula:

  • points = 4 + (2 * level) + row number of top of piece

The bottom row is number 1. If the piece was dropped manually, the position before dropping is used, so for a high score the player should drop as soon as possible.

If piece preview is enabled at the time a piece is placed, a 25% penalty is assessed: (both divisions are rounded down)

  • points with preview on = floor(points / 2) + floor(points / 4)

No additional points are awarded for line clears.

See also

  • Tetris Gold - A compilation release which included this version.

External links

Tetris (Spectrum HoloByte) on StrategyWiki