I'd like to play the original Tetris I played near the end of the 80's, the Arcade game:

Tetris Title Screen Tetris In-game

Does anyone know exactly what this version of Tetris is called?

  • Title: Tetris (set 1)
  • Developer: Atari Games
  • Release(arcade): February 1989
  • Platform: JAMMA (arcade) with Atari
  • Playfield dimensions: 10w x 20h

You can play it with MAME (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator). This emulator have open source code, you can download build or sources here.
(as questions about direct links to ROM are considered as an offtopic, I can't provide such link)

More info here.


This version of Tetris is from the Atari (1988). enter image description here


I think it was based off the old Тетрис Tetris (Soviet mind game/challenge) Тетрис Tetris

  • Might be right, tetris is russian in origin. Cool floppy disk and diskette – Tschallacka Dec 11 '18 at 21:32
  • Atari Tetris was not based off the Spectrum HoloByte version. It was however sub-licensed from their sister company called Mirrorsoft. Both of these versions were the first commercial releases on their respective platforms and regions. – Simon Laroche Dec 31 '20 at 4:35
  • Thanks for the soundtrack! (Did not notice it the first time!) – Breaking not so bad Jan 1 at 1:03

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