are you any good at tetris?

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just wondering

thomp, Sunday, 20 September 2009 18:04 (twelve years ago) link

I'm alright but it gets boring pretty quick imo

Lloyd George and the Commotions (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 20 September 2009 18:05 (twelve years ago) link

i'm not that good but i'm ok

i love it, can play it for a long time

surm, Sunday, 20 September 2009 18:10 (twelve years ago) link

i was amazing aged 11. don't know now.

What are the benefits of dating a younger guy, better erections? (darraghmac), Sunday, 20 September 2009 18:10 (twelve years ago) link

i have 2 friends that are like addicted to level 19

surm, Sunday, 20 September 2009 18:11 (twelve years ago) link

actually 1 of them's an ex-friend...

surm, Sunday, 20 September 2009 18:11 (twelve years ago) link

no, I'm pretty bad at tetris, but oddly, pretty good at its various ripoffs.

http://arcade.svatopluk.com/sega/columns/columns_1.png

salsa shark, Sunday, 20 September 2009 18:12 (twelve years ago) link

Tetris is too easy iirc and i'm not even any good at video games.

Yall remember Dr. Mario on NES?

send a hilarious message or make a "wild" statement (Whitey on the Moon), Sunday, 20 September 2009 18:13 (twelve years ago) link

I once got over 210 lines, so what's that? Level 21? Never happened again but I was pretty amazing at it in my 20's. It's the only videogame I've ever been that good at.

nate woolls, Sunday, 20 September 2009 18:16 (twelve years ago) link

level 9 high 5

What are the benefits of dating a younger guy, better erections? (darraghmac), Sunday, 20 September 2009 18:20 (twelve years ago) link

i ask because i was trying to locate my copy for a friend and i had to stop for just one quick go

also i was trying to remember if this game was actually fun (like, in any way) before you got good at it, but i guess that's a bit backwards: the whole point of the accelerating difficulty is that you end up learning how to get good at it at the right sort of rate

thomp, Sunday, 20 September 2009 18:25 (twelve years ago) link

that endless rotating you get in some versions is bullshit

zappi, Sunday, 20 September 2009 18:45 (twelve years ago) link

one year passes...

I thought I was pretty good at Tetris. This guy tears holes in space-time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwC544Z37qo

(keep watching through the 3min mark when it gets really insane. then the machine rollsover, the blocks become invisible, and he keeps going!)

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Saturday, 18 June 2011 10:17 (ten years ago) link

one year passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTK6MnPa8Zo

johnny crunch, Friday, 14 September 2012 22:43 (nine years ago) link

i was really good @ gameboy tetris im thinkin of taking it up again

johnny crunch, Friday, 14 September 2012 22:44 (nine years ago) link

lol i am watching this doc & this guy is tetris freestyle dancing

johnny crunch, Friday, 14 September 2012 22:58 (nine years ago) link

^saw that documentary, it's great

40oz of tears (Jordan), Friday, 14 September 2012 23:00 (nine years ago) link

yea this is incred

johnny crunch, Friday, 14 September 2012 23:25 (nine years ago) link

I spent one summer depressed, living with three female roommates who were also depressed. None of us knew we were depressed? Maybe we weren't, maybe it was just very hot or the air in the house was bad. I'd play Tetris 64 in the evening for two hour stretches-- one game, I was good, and that version of Tetris was forgiving-- the girls would just sit and watch. In September we all moved out, haven't seen any of them since.

I got Tetris for the Gameboy DS and I'd play wirelessly in the car against my best girl friend, and she'd consistently beat the pants off me and one time I got so frustrated by losing all the time that I thought about throwing the Gameboy out the window, kicking her out of the van, running into the woods screaming, etc.

Later, I downloaded Tetris for the Wii and started playing online and winning a lot. Second evening, bf came in and said "whatever, you're probably playing against 7-year olds". I haven't played since.

Why can't I be food? (Ówen P.), Saturday, 15 September 2012 00:13 (nine years ago) link

does nes not work w/ new tvs whats the deal that they need old tvs

johnny crunch, Saturday, 15 September 2012 00:18 (nine years ago) link

thor is a mf folk hero

best doc since shoah

johnny crunch, Saturday, 15 September 2012 00:42 (nine years ago) link

i'm not usually one for bragging but i am (or was) fucking amazing at tetris. i think my high score in tetris dx was something like 2 million odd? that is the line i use when approaching attractive ladies, works like a chaaarm.

tubular, mondo, gnabry (Merdeyeux), Saturday, 15 September 2012 09:54 (nine years ago) link

original gameboy tetris quite a bit harder, i think my best there was something like 210 lines. can't remember what that was pointswise, but it came mostly from full four-line tetrises. that's just how i roll.

tubular, mondo, gnabry (Merdeyeux), Saturday, 15 September 2012 09:56 (nine years ago) link

Never good. Much better at Dr. Mario.

Jeff, Saturday, 15 September 2012 10:15 (nine years ago) link

i was a big fan of the tetris keyring that was a thing around '98. i broke mine eventually, then underworld put 'jumbo' out and i was like "woah!" at the lyrics.

Death From A Butt 1979 (haitch), Saturday, 15 September 2012 11:28 (nine years ago) link

three weeks pass...

I got 221 lines this morning in a game of iPhone Tetris. But, it was a game continued on from the previous evening, where I'd got it up to 100 lines and paused. (Not paused because I'd got to 100 lines, but paused because... well, I only ever play it on the toilet, frankly, and I'd finished.)

Previous high score was about 190ish iirc. Usually get 160-180.

Friends have suggested that my 221 score is cheating, because of the 12hr pause.

Are they right?

Evidence - https://twitter.com/sickmouthy/status/256652902481932288/photo/1

comedy is unnatural and abhorrent (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 12 October 2012 12:13 (nine years ago) link

I only ever play it on the toilet,

If you ever do a really big log, do you shout "TETRIS!"?

a great poke for Jet Set Willy (snoball), Friday, 12 October 2012 13:05 (nine years ago) link

I'm amazed I've never posted to this thread for some braggin, but at one point about 3 years ago my highest points score (no idea what it was in number of lines) on the original Gameboy Tetris was good enough for, I think, 4th or 5th place in the Twin Galaxies leaderboards. But I didn't have a way to film my Gameboy , so never bothered doing anything about it. I see the top score on there is now over 690K, which is just baffling.

CraigG, Friday, 12 October 2012 15:48 (nine years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Saw this doc last night. Great fun for anyone who used to play a lot of tetrism (the contest itself was around 45 mins of the movie?) but I can imagine that f9or anyone else it might be a bit dull. ]

I thought I was pretty handy at tetris back in the day, but Ive no idea what my score would be now. I need to get a NES emulator and see just how good I am. I never played Tetris on the NES, but L19 didn't look particularly daunting to me.

give me back my 200 dollars (NotEnough), Friday, 2 November 2012 12:37 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

original gameboy tetris quite a bit harder, i think my best there was something like 210 lines. can't remember what that was pointswise, but it came mostly from full four-line tetrises. that's just how i roll.

today i got 201 lines which was around 270,000 points. good enough for ninth on this copy of the twin galaxies leaderboard! http://1.2.3.12/bmi/media.nintendo-gamer.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/tetris-guinness-610x813.jpg i was sloppy too, i could easily break the 300,000 mark i think.

Merdeyeux, Thursday, 27 December 2012 17:40 (eight years ago) link

i'm not sure what that weird link is: http://media.nintendo-gamer.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/tetris-guinness-610x813.jpg

Merdeyeux, Thursday, 27 December 2012 17:46 (eight years ago) link

I used to be able to play on the highest level on tetris dx (the color tetris for game boy I think?)

乒乓, Thursday, 27 December 2012 17:50 (eight years ago) link

incidentally here's a photo of my fully functional tetris cartridge. they don't make em like they used to

http://i45.tinypic.com/34xqout.jpg

Merdeyeux, Thursday, 27 December 2012 19:14 (eight years ago) link

292,000! suck it, chris scullion!

Merdeyeux, Thursday, 27 December 2012 22:55 (eight years ago) link

http://firstpersontetris.com/

♨ (am0n), Thursday, 27 December 2012 23:03 (eight years ago) link

4. Steve Wozniak (USA)

JimD, Friday, 28 December 2012 08:00 (eight years ago) link

323,000! but nae danger am i ever catching brenda. :(

(the article i got that image from was about wozniak's tetris mastery: http://www.nintendo-gamer.net/2012/07/18/apple-co-founder-steve-wozniak-was-a-tetris-master/ )

Merdeyeux, Saturday, 29 December 2012 17:22 (eight years ago) link

Decided to dig out the old Gameboy again. First 3 attempts: 47,184 then 163,085 then 329,444. Confident I can get back up to the 400k mark soon...

CraigG, Sunday, 30 December 2012 15:56 (eight years ago) link

I have a sore neck from leaning over the gameboy, but 179 lines for 375,748.

CraigG, Monday, 31 December 2012 00:02 (eight years ago) link

my ex didn't believe me i could play tetris "basically indefinitely" and got very up in arms about making me prove it, that was one of my least fun videogaming experiences ever

attempt to look intentionally nerdy, awkward or (thomp), Tuesday, 1 January 2013 17:12 (eight years ago) link

i got 372,000 or so from only 161 lines, 400k is surely just around the corner.

(i sure hope my supervisor accepts that it would be a waste of my real natural talents to be writing a chapter instead of playing tetris.)

Merdeyeux, Wednesday, 2 January 2013 01:01 (eight years ago) link

Good score! By comparison, I just got ~220k from 192 lines. It was basically a clean-up battle from start to finish. If you start at level 9, you should (in a perfect world) be able to reach 300K by the time it levels up to 10 at 100 lines, as you get ~12K per 4-line thingy. Pretty unlikely of course...

CraigG, Saturday, 5 January 2013 11:18 (eight years ago) link

oof, 202 lines for 468,619. Suck it, Phil S Strahl. Still shy of Wozniak though...
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o218/craig_a_gilchrist/IMG_1068_zps05ba39c4.jpg

CraigG, Saturday, 5 January 2013 17:06 (eight years ago) link

wow! i want/need 2 go to my parents basement & get my gameboi

johnny crunch, Saturday, 5 January 2013 17:12 (eight years ago) link

How do you actually get twin galaxies to verify this stuff? Do you have to repeat it at a tournament, king of kong style? Or can you send in videos etc?

JimD, Saturday, 5 January 2013 17:53 (eight years ago) link

Video of you switching the gameboy on and playing a game iirc

give me back my 200 dollars (NotEnough), Sunday, 6 January 2013 16:03 (eight years ago) link

ah well i've left the family home again and i never did break 400,000. craig, i salute you.

Merdeyeux, Wednesday, 9 January 2013 23:32 (eight years ago) link

You guys have seen the amazing Not Tetris 2? It's really pretty funny.

Not Tetris 2 is the spiritual successor of the classic Tetris mixed with physics. The result is a fun spinoff in which blocks are no longer bound to the usual grid. Blocks can be rotated and placed at any angle, resulting in a complete mess if not careful.

http://stabyourself.net/nottetris2

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 11 January 2013 23:35 (eight years ago) link

^saw that documentary, it's great

― 40oz of tears (Jordan), Friday, 14 September 2012 23:00 (3 months ago) Permalink

one of my best friends is in it! he's one of the competitors

surm, Friday, 11 January 2013 23:39 (eight years ago) link

the "masters" i should say

surm, Friday, 11 January 2013 23:39 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

my pb on gambeboy tetris is 218 lines. aw yeah.

caek, Wednesday, 6 March 2013 18:17 (eight years ago) link

tetris is my shit

乒乓, Wednesday, 6 March 2013 18:18 (eight years ago) link

anybody ever play tetrinet. back in the days of irc. that game took years off my life

乒乓, Wednesday, 6 March 2013 18:20 (eight years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoAaJQk6OWc

乒乓, Wednesday, 6 March 2013 18:20 (eight years ago) link

218 lines must have been a good score, too? Stupid fast above the 200 mark. I finally got Tetris for the NES, so will see if my skillz are transferable. If not I can just blame the controller, at least.

CraigG, Monday, 11 March 2013 13:58 (eight years ago) link

tetrinet was pretty dope

Nhex, Monday, 11 March 2013 15:11 (eight years ago) link

i am most definitely the greatest doctor mario player I know (at one point I was in the Wii top 25 or whatever, but those damn Japanese are basically unbeatable)

frogbs, Monday, 11 March 2013 15:26 (eight years ago) link

i used to think i was good at dr. mario until i played with some stoners who were just insane (speed on high, always starting at the highest level).

queeple qua queeple (Jordan), Monday, 11 March 2013 15:28 (eight years ago) link

yeah i wish i'd made a note of the score. i didn't realise 218 was pretty good. it was the only time i ever got about 200, and yes it was crazy.

caek, Monday, 11 March 2013 15:30 (eight years ago) link

I was never very good at the high speed/level 20 game where the challenge is basically to finish at all. The online version plays at level 5 or 6 so the whole challenge is comboing your opponent and not getting wrecked by theirs. It's a ranked system and once you get to a certain level your opponents essentially make no mistakes and play faster than I do so there's nothing to exploit, you either get lucky with your combos or you lose. And yes I am aware that most of these people are 13 year olds :(

frogbs, Monday, 11 March 2013 15:35 (eight years ago) link

Tetris Attack is like crack to me. Tetris for Gameboy or NES, heroin. I've taken neither but the addictive properties are appropriate.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 11 March 2013 15:58 (eight years ago) link

Used to be a beast
http://i.imgur.com/xbXA8la.png

tsrobodo, Monday, 11 March 2013 16:06 (eight years ago) link

SPINAL FUNCTION

the 'dirty sprite' is implied (forksclovetofu), Monday, 11 March 2013 16:56 (eight years ago) link

four months pass...

FINALLY BROKE 400,000 YAAAAAAS, 418,000 OR SO YAAAAAAS. not even an especially high line score either, i feel confident i can make half a million.

Fanois och Alexander (Merdeyeux), Friday, 19 July 2013 11:41 (eight years ago) link

one year passes...

"This isn't a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page. We're not giving feet to the geometric shapes."

the other song about butts in the top 5 (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 2 October 2014 00:35 (seven years ago) link

I'm gonna skip the movie and hope they make a videogame based on it.

©Oz Quiz© (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 2 October 2014 01:14 (seven years ago) link

how can they not?

Nhex, Thursday, 2 October 2014 03:00 (seven years ago) link

two years pass...

http://tinycartridge.com/post/159791155042/segas-going-to-teach-us-how-to-play-tetris-i

some good videos. i never got my head around the T-spin stuff until now

Nhex, Sunday, 23 April 2017 22:43 (four years ago) link

btw the guy who made these videos for Sega is like crazy good, obviously
https://twitter.com/S2LSOFTENER

Nhex, Sunday, 23 April 2017 23:06 (four years ago) link

three years pass...

www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/the-revolution-in-classic-tetris/amp

just sayin, Wednesday, 31 March 2021 22:25 (six months ago) link

Dana Wilcox, one of the highest-scoring players on the Twin Galaxies leaderboard, discovered that she’d played for twenty years without knowing that the blocks could be spun in either direction.

Dana....

eisimpleir (crüt), Wednesday, 31 March 2021 23:32 (six months ago) link

in college in the early 90s i knew a dude (with a curiously small head) who once played tetris until his score reached whatever power of 2 where the game no longer kept score

took a while for us to notice but then he began screaming that he'd won tetris, and tbh i could not gainsay him

mookieproof, Wednesday, 31 March 2021 23:40 (six months ago) link

we later named a cat, who also had a curiously small head, after him

mookieproof, Wednesday, 31 March 2021 23:41 (six months ago) link

the cat's actual owner did not appreciate it

mookieproof, Wednesday, 31 March 2021 23:42 (six months ago) link

this thread is reminding me of KLAX. so of course i looked up the klax wikipedia entry which contains this gem:

Mike Mika, who was working on the Game Boy Color version of the game, placed a hidden wedding proposal inside it. It took his then girlfriend three years to uncover the proposal.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 31 March 2021 23:49 (six months ago) link


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