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Tetris is a series of video games originally designed and programmed by Alexey Pajitnov in the Soviet Union in 1984. The original Tetris game is also the first game in the Tris series, of which Tetris is a sub-series.

The gameplay consists in stacking the falling shapes, called "Tetrominos", each composed of four blocks, trying to leave the least gaps as possible, since if a full line of blocks is created, it is cleared and awards points, while if the blocks reach the top of the field it's Game Over.

Since they're all puzzle games, most of them don't have any kind of storyline, so it might seem not appropriate to consider it a fictional series, however some of them do have a storyline with characters interacting with the tetrominos, such as Tetris Plus, and others feature the Tetrominos as living beings such as Kids Tetris, so we can say that at least at some point, the Tetris series told a story, making it a fictional series.

Video games

Many Tetris games have been released in the years, and its difficult to say which is a new game, which is a remake, and which is a port of the same game, as most of them are basically the same game with minor changes or extra modes. Here we listed a total of 90 releases:

  • Tetris (june 6, 1984), IBM PC.
  • TETЯIS: The Soviet Mind Game (1988), NES by Tengen.
  • Vs. Tetris (1988), Arcade version of TETЯIS by Tengen.
  • Tetris (1988), Arcade by Sega.
  • Tetris (june 14, 1989), Game Boy.
  • Tetris (November 1989), NES by Nintendo.
  • 3-in-1 Super Mario Bros./Tetris/Nintendo World Cup (november 1989), NES.
  • Super Tetris (1991), PC.
  • Super Tetris 2 + Bombliss (1991), Famicom.
  • Tetris Classic (june 1992), DOS.
  • Tetris Flash (september 21, 1993), Famicom/NES. Known outside Japan as Tetris 2.
  • Tetris Battle Gaiden (december 24, 1993), Super Famicom.
  • Tetris & Dr. Mario (december 1994), SNES.
  • Super Tetris 3 (december 16, 1994), Super Famicom/SNES.
  • V-Tetris (august 25, 1995), Virtual Boy.
  • Tetris Blast (january 1, 1996), Game Boy.
  • Tetris Plus (1996), Arcade. Later released on Game Boy, PlayStation and Sega Saturn.
  • Tetris S (1996), Sega Saturn.
  • Tetris Jr. (1996), LCD game.
  • 3D Tetris (march 22, 1996), Virtual Boy.
  • Tetris Attack (august 1996), SNES, Game Boy. Actually a remake of Panel de Pon with Yoshi themes, the Game Boy version was released in Japan as Yoshi no Panepon, while the SNES version was released for Satellaview in 2000.
  • Tetris Plus 2 (1997), Arcade.
  • Tetrisphere (august 11, 1997), Nintendo 64.
  • Tetris: The Grand Master (august 1998), Arcade.
  • Tetris DX (october 21, 1998), Game Boy Color.
  • Tetris 64 (november 13, 1998), Nintendo 64.
  • Magical Tetris Challenge Featuring Mickey (november 20, 1998), Nintendo 64. Known outside Japan as Magical Tetris Challenge. Also released on PlayStation and Game Boy Color.
  • Tetris 4D (december 23, 1998), DreamCast.
  • The Next Tetris (january 7, 1999), PC.
  • Kids Tetris (1999), PC.
  • The New Tetris (july 31, 1999), Nintendo 64.
  • Tetris The Absolute The Grand Master 2 (2000), Arcade.
  • Tetris The Absolute The Grand Master 2 PLUS (2000), Arcade.
  • Shockwave Tetris (april 20, 2000), Online.
  • SuperLite 1500 Series: The Tetris (july 19, 2000), PlayStation.
  • Tetris With Cardcaptor Sakura: Eternal Heart (august 10, 2000), PlayStation.
  • Sega Tetris (november 23, 2000), Arcade, DreamCast.
  • Nintendo Mini Classics: Tetris (november 30, 2000), Game & Watch Mini Classics. Remake of Tetris for the Game Boy, it's the only Mini Classic game to be based on a Game Boy title instead of a Game & Watch game.
  • The Next Tetris: Online Edition (december 15, 2000), DreamCast.
  • Tetris Worlds (september 5, 2001), PC, Game Boy Advance. Later released on PlayStation 2, GameCube and Xbox.
  • Tetris Kiwamemichi (2002), Arcade. Later released on PlayStation 2.
  • Tetris (march 18, 2002), WonderSwan Color.
  • Pokémon Shock Tetris (march 21, 200), Pokémon Mini. Known as Pokémon Tetris in Europe.
  • Tetris Blue (june 3, 2002), mobile phone.
  • Tetris Red (june 3, 2002), mobile phone.
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars & Tetris Worlds (2003), Xbox.
  • Minna no Soft Series: Tetris Advance (december 28, 2003), Game Boy Advance.
  • Lighted Tetris (2004), LCD game.
  • Tetris: Tournament for Prizes! (february 4, 2004), mobile phone.
  • Tetris Deluxe (march 12, 2004), mobile phone.
  • PlayTV Arcade Legends: Tetris (july 30, 2004), Plug-N-Play. Remake of TETЯIS by Tengen.
  • Tetris Elements (october 24, 2004), PC.
  • Big Screen Tetris (2005), LCD game. A new version of Lighted Tetris.
  • Tetris: The Grand Master 3 - Terror-Instinct (march 2005), Arcade.
  • Tetris: The Grand Master ACE (december 10, 2005), Xbox 360.
  • Tetris Black (2006), Mobile phone.
  • Tetris (2006), Blackberry.
  • Tetris DS (march 20, 2006), Nintendo DS.
  • Tetris Mania (august 24, 2006), mobile phone.
  • Tetris (september 2006), iPod.
  • Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol.28 Tetris Collection (september 28, 2006), PlayStation 2.
  • PlayTV Arcade Legends: Family Tetris (october 2006), Plug-N-Play.
  • Tetris Green (2007), Mobile phone.
  • Tetris Crystal (2007), Mobile phone.
  • Tetris Zone (february 22, 2007), Windows.
  • Tetris Evolution (march 19, 2007), Xbox 360.
  • Tetris Splash (october 3, 2007), Xbox LIVE Arcade.
  • Tetris Friends (2008), Online. Found at tetrisfriends.com
  • Tetris Missions 2008 (2008), Mobile phone.
  • Tetris Blockout (march 1, 2008), mobile phone.
  • Tetris POP (september 8, 2008), mobile phone.
  • Tetris Party (october 14, 2008), WiiWare.
  • Tetris 360° (2009), LCD game.
  • Tetris (october 1, 2009), PSP Go.
  • Tetris Revolution (november 2009), mobile phone.
  • Tetris Dekaris (december 2009), Arcade.
  • Amagami Tetris (december 2009), Windows. Crossover with the Amagami series.
  • Tetris Time (2010), LCD game.
  • Tetris Battle (June 2010), Online found at facebook.com.
  • Tetris Party Deluxe (september 2010), Wii, Nintendo DS.
  • Tetris Party Live (november 22, 2010), Nintendo DSiWare.
  • Tetris (january 5, 2011), PS3 PlayStation Network.
  • Tetris Axis (october 2, 2011), Nintendo 3DS.
  • Tetris Stars (december 9, 2011), Online. Found at facebook.com. Removed on August 31, 2012.
  • Tetris Monsters (August 22, 2013), iOS. A puzzle-RPG hybrid.
  • Tetris Blitz (August 31, 2013), iOS, Android, Windows Phone.
  • Tetris (December 18, 2013), Amazon Fire TV.
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris (February 6, 2014), Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Wii U, Nintendo Switch.
  • Tetris Battle: Fusion (June 6, 2014), Amazon Fire TV, Ouya.
  • Tetris Ultimate (November 11, 2014), Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Xbox One, PC.

Board Games

Three Tetris board games have been released:

  • Tetris Tower 3D (2004).
  • Tetris Cube (2009).
  • Tetris Link (2011).

Merchandise

Not many official Tetris items have been released. These include:

  • Game Center Bank 3 Minute Tetris (2008). A moneybox shaped like an arcade cabinet that plays a Tetris game every time a coin is inserted.
  • Tetris 25th Anniversary (2009). T-shirts, caps and other items celebrating the game's 25th anniversary.
  • Tetris Gems (2010). Actual valuable pendants, earrings and rings shaped like Tetrominos.

Links to other series

Despite Tetris being a sub-series of the Tris series, all link pages on this wiki refer to Tetris instead of Tris, because of Tetris being much more popular than Tris in general, because there only are four Tris games that are not "Tetris" and because many people actually consider the other Tris games part of the Tetris series.

Note: aside from direct crossovers, we count type 1 links when Tetrominos appear as real elements in other series, or when characters from other series directly interact with the tetrominos within a Tetris game; if a Tetris game simply has a theme from another series, it is counted as a type 2 link, considering those themes just images of a fictional series within the Tetris game.

Mascot link: Miis appear in Tetris Party and Tetris: Axis.

Direction Series Date Description Type


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Flash Point (Sega)1989 1989Flash Point is a clone of Tetris; they were released together in Sega Tetris Arcade in Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol.28 Tetris Collection.3
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Bloxeed1989 1989Bloxeed is a clone of Tetris; they were released together in Sega Tetris Arcade in Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol.28 Tetris Collection.3
4Arrow L Mario1989614 June 14, 1989Mario and Luigi make an appearance in Tetris for Game Boy and, with Peach and Bowser in Tetris for NES. Mario also fights Tetrominos in Tetris DS.1
4Arrow L Donkey Kong198911 November 1989Donkey Kong makes an appearance in Tetris for NES and in Tetris DS.1
4Arrow L Zelda198911 November 1989Link makes an appearance in Tetris for NES and in Tetris DS.1
4Arrow L Metroid198911 November 1989Samus makes an appearance in Tetris for NES; Metroids appear as obstacles in Tetris DS.1
4Arrow L Kid Icarus198911 November 1989Pit makes an appearance in Tetris for NES.1
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Nintendo World Cup198911 November 1989Nintendo World Cup and Tetris have been released in the same cartdrige in 3-in-1 Super Mario Bros./Tetris/Nintendo World Cup3
5Arrow R Nintendo World Championships1990 1990A version of Tetris for the NES is included in Nintendo World Championships.3
5Arrow R Qix19900413 April 13, 1990Multiplayer mode in the Game Boy version of Qix is based on Multiplayer mode from the Game Boy version of Tetris.3
5Arrow R Captain N19901013 October 13, 1990The Captain N episodes "The Trouble With Tetris" and "Totally Tetrisized" feature elements from Tetris.1
5Arrow R Lemmings1993 1993The level "Lemtris" in Lemmings 2: The Tribes features blocks shaped like tetrominos.2
5Arrow R StarTropics199403 March 1994StarTropics II features a reference to Tetris.3
4Arrow L Panel de Pon199608 August 1996Tetris Attack is a remake of Panel de Pon.3
3

Arrow L & R

Yoshi199608 August 1996Tetris Attack is a Yoshi themed game; it was re-released as Yoshi no Panepon in Japan.1
6

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Mickey Mouse19981120 November 20, 1998Magical Tetris Challenge Featuring Mickey is part of both series.1
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Cardcaptor Sakura20000810 August 10, 2000Tetris With Cardcaptor Sakura: Eternal Heart is part of both series.1
6

Dash

Pokémon20020321 March 21, 2002Pokémon Shock Tetris is part of both series.1
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Star Wars2003 2003The game Star Wars: The Clone Wars has been released in compilation with Tetris Worlds.3
5Arrow R Asterix20051016 October 16, 2005In Asterix & Obelix XXL 2: Mission: Las Vegum there are some references to Tetris.3
5Arrow R The Simpsons20051211 December 11, 2005The Simpsons episode "The Italian Bob" and some other episodes feature references to Tetris.2
4Arrow L Famicom Robot20060320 March 20, 2006Pofessor Hector from Stack-Up and Gyromite appears in Tetris DS to give instructions to the player.1
4Arrow L Balloon Fight20060320 March 20, 2006Touch Mode of Tetris DS has a Balloon Fight theme.2
4Arrow L Ice Climber20060320 March 20, 2006One of the themes in Standard Mode of Tetris DS is based on Ice Climber.2
4Arrow L Excite20060320 March 20, 2006One of the themes in Standard Mode of Tetris DS is based on Excitebike.2
4Arrow L Devil World20060320 March 20, 2006One of the themes in Standard Mode of Tetris DS is based on Devil World.2
4Arrow L Urban Champion20060320 March 20, 2006One of the themes in Standard Mode of Tetris DS is based on Urban Champion.2
4Arrow L Duck Hunt20060320 March 20, 2006One of the themes in Standard Mode of Tetris DS is based on Duck Hunt.2
5Arrow R Wario20061202 December 02, 2006The "Opening Night" microgame in WarioWare: Smooth Moves may be based on the ending for the NES version of Tetris.3
5Arrow R Sim20080115 January 15, 2008The Sims Carnival: SnapCity includes gameplay elements from Tetris.3
5Arrow R Super Smash Bros.20080131 January 31, 2008Musics from Tetris are featured in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.3
5Arrow R Angry Video Game Nerd20080219 February 19, 2008The Angry Video Game Nerd reviews 3D Tetris in the episode "Virtual Boy".2
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Blockout20080301 March 01, 2008Tetris Blockout is a crossover beteen the two series.1
5Arrow R The Big Bang Theory20080512 May 12, 2008In The Big Bang Theory episode "The Peanut Reaction" Sheldon and Raj are seen playing Tetris.2
4Arrow L Bomberman20081014 October 14, 2008A bomberman sprite is featured in the Shadow Mode of Tetris Party.2
5Arrow R 3D Dot Game Heroes20091105 November 05, 20093D Dot Game Heroes features a loading screen based on Tetris.3
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Amagami200912 December 2009Amagami Tetris is part of both series.1
5Arrow R Scott Pilgrim20100813 August 13, 2010The movie Scott Pilgrim vs. The World features a reference to Tetris.2
5Arrow R Poker Night at the Inventory20101122 November 22, 2010In Poker Night at the Inventory, Tycho talks about Tetris Attack.2
5Arrow R Video Game High School20120511 May 11, 2012The VGHS logo features tetronimos from Tetris.2
5Arrow R Angry Birds2012726 July 26, 2012Angry Birds Space features a level based on Tetris3
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Puyo Puyo20140206 February 06, 2014Puyo Puyo Tetris is a crossover between the two series.1
5Arrow R Star vs. the Forces of Evil20150118 January 18, 2015In the episode Party with a Pony, the square-heads made a reference to Tetris after being tackled by guards.3
5Arrow R Pixels20150724 July 24, 2015The Tetrominos appear among the many videogame characters in the movie, Pixels.1
5Arrow R Board James20150905 September 05, 2015Board James reviews the Tetris board game in the episode "Video Games!!"2

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