Hello old games lovers,
Brutal question: name the three most iconic games in history!
I can’t hear your answers but if I were to answer I’d say Pong, Pac-Man and Tetris. Well, Tetris is today 35 years old, since the first playable version saw the light in the USSR on an Electronika 60 thanks to the work of Alexey Leonidovich Pajitnov. It’s impressive that such a simple game received so many sequels, clones, updates and revisitation and that is still vital today: Tetris 99, the last iteration of the game came out this year in the Switch to an incredible success. Keep in mind that until 2011, when Minecraft became the best-selling game of all time, Tetris was still of top of the list with 170 millions of copies sold scattered on dozens of different platforms.
The first western conversion of the game has been made by Spectrum HoloByte for C64 and IBM PC and I’m particularly fond of the NES version I’ve played ten thousand million times. So, shall we play Tetris today?