The confirmation of the Megadrive Tetris

Discussion in 'Rare and Obscure Gaming' started by Mundocombo, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. Mundocombo

    Mundocombo Spirited Member

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    I was lucky to get the chance to speak about 20 min with Alexey Pajitnov, the creator of the Tetris. Obviously I asked him if the rumor about Robert Stein and the unicensed Megadrive Tetris was real, he told me yes (thanks to god!) also told me that was a long time ago and he would not want to talk about it in the conference.

    Here is a pic of the Jornadas Mundocombo, where Alexey was answering questions about Tetris and himself for aprox 2,5 hours.

    At the end, he accepted to sign my MD Tetris :)

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    I only have to say thanks Alexey, for your simpathy and your contribution to the industry of videogames.

    I thought some of you could find interesting this information, now I think we can be sure about this game is not a fake.
     
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  2. madhatter256

    madhatter256 Illustrious Member

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    Wow. Congratulations. That must have been interesting. He talked about the origins of Tetris, etc? Like what inspirations, etc. that made him want to develop the game?
     
  3. PhreQuencYViii

    PhreQuencYViii Champion of the Forum

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    Very cool!
     
  4. kammedo

    kammedo and the lost N64 Hardware Docs

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    Its an ode to the obscure! He surely must have been impressed by the question ;)
    Neat! Very neat! Thanks for sharing !
     
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  5. drx

    drx BLAST PROCESSING. SITE SUPPORTER 2015

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    Hah, fantastic. One more mystery solved!

    Did he say anything interesting, apart from this, by the way?
     
  6. Blai

    Blai Enthusiastic Member

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    He said he has a lvl 66 character in WoW

    LOL
     
  7. GaijinPunch

    GaijinPunch Lemon Party Organizer and Promoter

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    1: What's the rumor? Sorry, I'm not much up on Tetris lore.
    2: You have some lovely locks. You should be in a shampoo commercial.
     
  8. negora

    negora Spirited Member

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    Gaijin: I guess that the "rumor" was that MundoCombo could have it or not. Obviously, he got it... And signed ;) .

    MundoCombo: I didn't go to the event (I can't stand macro-meetings) but, anyway, I also wanted to congratulate you for the acquisition. If someday I become millionaire remind me to make you a big offer for it :p .
     
  9. Mundocombo

    Mundocombo Spirited Member

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    Hahah, no, I didn't see the other post before writting this one! In fact the rumous was if the Tetris was ever made by Tengen-Mirrorsoft-Sega-Robert Stein and not for a chinese pirate in his warehouse :)

    Thanks for your comment, negora. No way to sell this game, pal :)
     
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  10. virtual alan

    virtual alan Officer at Arms

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    Great you got to meet someone like him and to sign a rare copy of this game......I am sure it has to be unique

    Wasn`t the game tetris a very popular game that was already played in Russian and called something similiar?

    This goes from my reading of the Game Over book some time ago, so apologies if a little shaky on the details
     
  11. sven666

    sven666 bad mongo

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    why dont you write a rundown of what happened at the conference mundocombo, would be cool to hear what was said :)
     
  12. retro

    retro Resigned from mod duty 15 March 2018

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    There was a game where you put the pieces in the box so they all fitted. A common thing - much like those puzzles you get in Christmas Crackers and novelty shops. Only these were tessilating pieces, and had 5 parts to them, a pentomino. He just took one piece off, and made it into a video game where the pieces fall down ;-)

    Ahh, my memory is good!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdMekZnm_GI

    ;-)

    Thumb Candy... a great programme. I did a better cap, though - it's out there somewhere!
     
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  13. Druidic teacher

    Druidic teacher Officer at Arms

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  14. Mundocombo

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    Argh! Columns is what sega did to counterback the Tetris... Tetris is better by far in my opinion...
     
  15. Jamtex

    Jamtex Adult Orientated Mahjong Connoisseur

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    Nah Puyo Puyo blows them both out of the water. :p
     
  16. Importaku

    Importaku Import Maniac

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    Hehe puyo puyo is indeed more fun especially when you have a screen filled right to the top & get the last piece you need to cause a massive chain reaction & bury the other player in a mountain of ojama puyos :) but tetris is a good puzzler when i dont want to think.
     
  17. devilredeemed

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    Tetris Battle Gaiden is the best puzzle game evah..
     
  18. babu

    babu Mamihlapinatapai

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    Tetris Attack > everything :p
    (thought Magical Drop is pretty fun too ^^)
     
  19. ave

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    Tetris Grand Master > every other Tetris > every other puzzle game :p

    Although you I would also say Puzzle Bobble > Tetris in general.^^""
     
  20. Twimfy

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    OT: Mundocombo - Did you happen to attend a GP32 convention in Bath UK a few years ago? You look very familiar.
     

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