Saturday 20 December 2014

Giant Tetris: Fans play super-size game on side of skyscraper

Published 07/04/2014 | 13:53

Tetris (1989): Simple but addictive.

HUNDREDS of Tetris fans got to play a super-sized version of Tetris in Philadelphia this weekend.

The legendary game was played on the 29-floor Cira Centre, with hundreds of LED lights embedded in its facade, normally displays colourful geometric patterns.

But it was transformed as competitors used joysticks to manoeuvre shapes on the mirrored tower.

The game came ahead of the upcoming 30th anniversary.

Tetris was created by Russian computer programmer Alexey Pajitnov.

It challenges players to move and arrange falling shapes into complete rows.

It became a global phenomenon after game designer Henk Rogers acquired its rights and struck a deal to put it on Nintendo's original Game Boy in the 1980s.

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