Tetris Game is probably the most popular video game till date. It is so popular that it is synonymous with the word video game. It is omnipresent be it in a videogame parlor or you mobile phone. Its origin is from Russia is probably the only game that being from Russia become popular in U.S.A.
It is a simple game in which polyominoes (blocks) of different shapes are to be arranged in a fashion which is most symmetrical in limited time frame. Game boy became the most popular version of Tetris game in 1980s.
This easy to play game is the favorite pastime while traveling or waiting for some appointment. Seemingly easy it appeals to all age groups. This apparent simplicity is responsible for the addictive nature of this game, even now since its invention and introduction in 1989.
Online versions of Tetris have been made more interesting with increase in difficulty level of the game while keeping intact its basic principle. Difficultness of the game is based primarily on the speed with which the polyominoes (blocks) descend and incompatibility of the polyominoes. In such difficulty levels one has to think fast. Playing this game sharpens decision making ability as it harbors on agility of mind. Tetris has further been made appealing by improving the presentation. From the boring dull display to a colorful splash it has gained a large audience. The online version of Tetris is easily available. One has make an account on the various gaming sites offering this game and download it.
The more the difficult the line to be cleared the more points are awarded to the player. A single line can award hundred points whereas clearing a zone of four lines in Tetris game awards its player points worth eight hundred. Therefore more difficult clearance will yield higher pints and make you reach a high score much faster. Also for convenience of the players the game allows you to increase the speed of the descending block without waiting for it for ages. The feature is known as soft drop. Normal descend of the block is known as hard drop. Majority of the games provide for both types of drops. Many variations of the game offer points, on the basis of the height from which the block is locked for a soft drop.