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Tetris (Sega) Tetris (Sega) - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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A puzzle game where seven different types of blocks continuously fall from above and you must arrange them to make horizontal rows of bricks. Completing any row causes those blocks to disappear and the rest above move downwards (completing four rows at once is called a Tetris). The blocks above gradually fall faster and the game is over when the screen fills up and blocks can no longer fall from the top.

Tetris (Sega) was produced by Sega in 1988.

Sega released 594 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1936. Sega was based in United States.

Other machines made by Sega during the time period Tetris (Sega) was produced include: Super League, Bullet, Wonder Boy - Monster Land, Thunder Blade, Super Hang-On, Altered Beast, Gain Ground, Galaxy Force, Galaxy Force II, and Global Defense


Name Tetris (Sega)
Developer Sega (United States)
Year 1988
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10082
Class Wide Release
Genre Puzzle
Conversion Class Sega System 16
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 2 - Rotate Right|Rotate Left
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

You must arrange bricks to form rows without the 'wall' getting too high, or it's game over. You can rotate bricks so that they fit into the wall and once a row is complete it will disappear, thus lowering the wall. Eliminated rows will lower the number of lines you need to complete a level. Bricks fall faster in the higher levels and sometimes there are already bricks in the field that block your path. Often, when you try to make a Tetris (four rows of lines that are removed at once), you end up waiting a long time for the long red brick (the only way of completing a Tetris). It is interesting to note that every brick is made up of exactly four blocks.

Tetris (Sega) KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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The original designer is a Russian programmer called Alexey Pazhitnov, which is why the artwork has Russian buildings.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Tetris (Sega) Census

There are 14,842 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,508 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,944 machines (6,921 unique titles).

Common - There are 23 known instances of this machine owned by Tetris (Sega) collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are original dedicated machines. One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 20 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 3 active VAPS members with a Tetris (Sega) circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 5 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]

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