Tetris (1987) for PC DOS


Tetris, Spectrum Holobyte / Mirrorsoft and Andromeda Software Ltd. (1987)

Logic tile-matching puzzle-solving falling block puzzle
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Tetris (1987)

Online version of Tetris (1987) for PC DOS. 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...

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Spectrum Holobyte, Inc.
Mirrorsoft Ltd.
DOS (1987), Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Macintosh (1988), Atari ST (1989)
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Online emulated version of Tetris (1987) was originally developed for the IBM PC and compatible computers, with MS DOS - Microsoft Disk Operating System. It is an OS for x86-based personal computers mostly developed by Microsoft and released in 1981 as PC DOS 1.0.
MS-DOS was targeted at Intel 8086 processors running on computer hardware using floppy disks to store and access not only the operating system, but application software and user data as well. Progressive version releases delivered support for other mass storage media in ever greater sizes and formats, along with added feature support for newer processors and rapidly evolving computer architectures. Ultimately, it was the key product in Microsoft's development from a programming language company to a diverse software development firm, providing the company with essential revenue and marketing resources. It was also the underlying basic operating system on which early versions of Windows ran as a GUI.

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online game added: 2020-11-30, by dj