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2014-06-07 11:13:01 PM
6. The famous original Tetris theme tune was inspired by Russian folk song 'Korobeiniki'.

Hmm... I've been learning to sing it as "Poj, Zygyanka" (Play, Gypsy).  But here's the Cyrillic sheet music for anyone else as crazy as me.
http://www.rmda.us/music/korobushka.jpg

http://www.rmda.us/music.htm
 
2014-06-08 03:24:57 AM
Andrew Lloyd Webber had #6 UK Chart hit with tetris song
 
2014-06-08 04:00:15 AM
Kinda liked the artwork on the sides of the screen on the Mac versions back in the 80s -- man (hunter?) on horseback, a cosmonaut, a hockey game between the USA and Soviets ...
 
2014-06-08 06:11:59 AM
That's weird that they say the Nintendo version was the classic, when i consider the arcade version as the classic, I think by Atari?

Anyway, where is a good version I can play today on a PC? Every one I have tried since those early versions has been pretty crappy. Also I am tired of the pieces rotating the wrong direction in most versions.
 
2014-06-08 06:30:14 AM
31) It's possible to make a list of 30 items all on one page, without using a slideshow.

Take note, sociopaths!
 
2014-06-08 07:30:46 AM
I remember buying a Gameboy (just plain old Gameboy) while a student back in the early 90s. I absolutely did not have the funds to buy a Gameboy, but I had a credit card. It was my one big splurge (aside from some expensive underwear for my then GF...also worth it).

That Gameboy was the most amazing thing I could imagine, and I played so much Tetris (came with the Gameboy) in those first few days of ownership that I started dreaming about Tetris blocks.
 
2014-06-08 07:34:38 AM

nytmare: That's weird that they say the Nintendo version was the classic, when i consider the arcade version as the classic, I think by Atari?

Anyway, where is a good version I can play today on a PC? Every one I have tried since those early versions has been pretty crappy. Also I am tired of the pieces rotating the wrong direction in most versions.


MAME can be your friend..
 
2014-06-08 08:09:01 AM

The Smails Kid: 31) It's possible to make a list of 30 items all on one page, without using a slideshow.

Take note, sociopaths!


I don't think 'attempting to increase revenue through web page metrics in a really really shiatty way' counts as being a sociopath.

Especially when it's something that inconveniences you for a few seconds.

/I just don't click anything that's X items to Y!!
 
2014-06-08 09:17:16 AM
Also an easter egg on certain H-P oscilloscopes.
 
2014-06-08 10:44:34 AM

nytmare: That's weird that they say the Nintendo version was the classic, when i consider the arcade version as the classic, I think by Atari?

Anyway, where is a good version I can play today on a PC? Every one I have tried since those early versions has been pretty crappy. Also I am tired of the pieces rotating the wrong direction in most versions.


The arcade version is definitely the classic.  On the arcade version, you could rotate the pieces in either direction. Nintendo dumbed it down and you could only rotate the pieces in one direction.  I could never get the hang of the Nintendo version.
 
2014-06-08 12:03:48 PM

syrynxx: 6. The famous original Tetris theme tune was inspired by Russian folk song 'Korobeiniki'.

Hmm... I've been learning to sing it as "Poj, Zygyanka" (Play, Gypsy).  But here's the Cyrillic sheet music for anyone else as crazy as me.
http://www.rmda.us/music/korobushka.jpg

http://www.rmda.us/music.htm


Russian Tetris?
 
2014-06-08 12:41:11 PM

New Farkin User Name: syrynxx: 6. The famous original Tetris theme tune was inspired by Russian folk song 'Korobeiniki'.

Hmm... I've been learning to sing it as "Poj, Zygyanka" (Play, Gypsy).  But here's the Cyrillic sheet music for anyone else as crazy as me.
http://www.rmda.us/music/korobushka.jpg

http://www.rmda.us/music.htm

Russian Tetris?


I LOVE YOU😂. Thank you for understanding. 🙌
 
2014-06-08 12:53:25 PM

syrynxx: 6. The famous original Tetris theme tune was inspired by Russian folk song 'Korobeiniki'.

Hmm... I've been learning to sing it as "Poj, Zygyanka" (Play, Gypsy).  But here's the Cyrillic sheet music for anyone else as crazy as me.
http://www.rmda.us/music/korobushka.jpg

http://www.rmda.us/music.htm


Thanks. This whole Tetris is brining back the 1990s to me. I wasn't much of a gamer before and after my Tetris days. But during then it was a something. I just love the passion and depth of feeling on the Korobiniki I found on youtube.
 
2014-06-08 12:54:57 PM

lostcat: I remember buying a Gameboy (just plain old Gameboy) while a student back in the early 90s. I absolutely did not have the funds to buy a Gameboy, but I had a credit card. It was my one big splurge (aside from some expensive underwear for my then GF...also worth it).

That Gameboy was the most amazing thing I could imagine, and I played so much Tetris (came with the Gameboy) in those first few days of ownership that I started dreaming about Tetris blocks.


I used to be so addicted to Tetris I would have dreams about it too. It would be like there was a Tetris game running in my head that I played as I slept.
 
2014-06-08 01:21:10 PM
Just going to say that the author of TFA has no idea what the word 'amazing' means.

And I content that the best feeling in the world is not when you finally get a line.  It is when you get a line while playing multilink and you royally fark up your friend's world.
 
2014-06-08 03:48:33 PM
31) The top scorer listed in this issue of Nintendo Power had so many top scores that he was using a reverse spelling of his name and a different hometown.
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So yes, Steve Wozniak was a god of Tetris.
 
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