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?

  • I don't know about original arcade version, but there is port to NES (Nintendo Entertainment System or Famicom). It's called Tengen Tetris and you can play it if you get emulator and ROM. You can see it here – Exerion May 11 '16 at 5:42
  • Altough, if you want to know, which version is the "original" you shold at least check out the Wikipedia page on Tetris that lists 27 different systems that the game has been on. It also lists the 1980s Soviet computer Electronika 60 as the first system Tetris was programmed on. – DJ Pirtu May 11 '16 at 5:50
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    I have an answer for this specific version of Tetris and can answer without direct links to ROM. If it will be reopened. – Exerion May 11 '16 at 6:07
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    If the question would run as "game-identification" it would be OK... you ask for what game it is and if its still purchaseable and how. Is this correct? – h0ch5tr4355 May 11 '16 at 7:42
  • Title: Tetris (set 1)
  • Developer: Atari Games
  • Release(arcade): 1988
  • 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.

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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

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  • Might be right, tetris is russian in origin. Cool floppy disk and diskette – Tschallacka Dec 11 '18 at 21:32

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