Tetris, Mirrorsoft Ltd. (1987)
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Online version of Tetris (1987) for Amstrad CPC. Tetris (The Soviet Challenge) is a tile-matching puzzle video game originally designed and programmed by Alexey Pajitnov in the Soviet Union on an Elektronika 60. This is the version ported to home computers by Mirrorsoft and Andromeda Ltd and distributed by Spectrum Holobyte in 1987. Tetris is primarily composed of a field of play in which pieces of different geometric forms, called "tetriminos", descend from the top of the field. During this descent, the player can move the pieces laterally and rotate them until they touch the bottom of the field or land on a piece that had been placed before it. The player can neither slow down the falling pieces nor stop them, but can accelerate them in most versions...
Amstrad CPC Computers
Online emulated version of Tetris (1987) was originally developed for the Amstrad CPC (Colour Personal Computer), a series of 8-bit home computers produced by Amstrad between 1984 and 1990. It was designed to compete in the mid-1980s home computer market dominated by the Commodore 64 and the Sinclair ZX Spectrum in Europe. The series spawned a total of six distinct models: The CPC464, CPC664, and CPC6128 were highly successful competitors in the European home computer market. The later 464plus and 6128plus, intended to prolong the system's lifecycle with hardware updates, were considerably less successful, as was the attempt to repackage the plus hardware into a game console as the GX4000.
The CPC models' hardware is based on the Zilog Z80A CPU, complemented with either 64 or 128 KB of RAM. Their computer-in-a-keyboard design prominently features
an integrated storage device, either a compact cassette deck or 3 inch floppy disk drive. The main units were only sold bundled with either a colour,
green-screen or monochrome monitor that doubles as the main unit's power supply. Three built-in display resolutions are available:
160×200 pixels with 16 colours, 320×200 pixels with 4 colours, and 640×200 pixels with 2 colours.
The CPC uses the General Instrument AY-3-8912 sound chip, providing three channels, each configurable to generate square waves, white noise or both. Additionally, a wide range of first and third-party hardware extensions such as external disk drives, printers, and memory extensions, was available.