Celebration time for Tetris video game as 100-millionth paid mobile phone download comes up

January 21, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran


Tetris, which has been doing encore after encore, has now garnered a rare milestone. With 100 million paid mobile phone downloads, the video game is now relishing its rule at the top. It has been a dream run ever since Tetris arrived on to the gaming scene for home PCs.

Launched way back in 1989 on the Nintendo game Boy, Tetris then waded its way on to mobile phones in Japan after a gap of a decade and then on to mobile handsets in the US by 2001. All through these years, Tetris also managed to rope in dedicated gamers on to its platform and stayed in their minds forever.

Now with the 100 million paid mobile phone downloads landmark having reached, it is time to smile for the creator Alexey Pajitnov. He had seen major amounts of quality applause when The Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition termed Tetris as the most ported game. With an immensely royal design, migration from one platform to another also came easy through these years. The game is now being showered with laurels, with many calling it the perfect game for mobile devices. This is because the pieces in the game come across as easy to see on the small screen, unlike many who have attempted to rule the gaming scene. The latest milestone brings about reasons to cheer. Here’s wishing Tetris continued success in the long run.

(Via USAToday)

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