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Chris Bourne

Originally programmed by a bunch of university students from Moscow and released by Mirrorsoft, Tetris was first reviewed in issue 50 and received a fairly good reception. The aim is simple; differently shaped and coloured blocks drift down the screen, you've got to guide them down to make a solid line across the bottom. As each line is completed it drops down one space, if it isn't completed the blocks keep building up until they reach the top of the screen.

When I visited the recent ATEI show I was surprised to see a Tetris arcade game - it's one of only a handful of home computer games converted to an arcade machine rather than vice versa. With ten skill levels Tetris certainly poses quite a challenge especially on higher settings, and I must say that I disagree slightly with the comments made by the original reviewers. Tetris is worthy of consideration and I feel will keep the old grey matter ticking over for a few months.

Then: 77% Now: 82%