How to Play Tetris

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Tetris is my favorite game. Don’t tell me you never knew that! How could you not know? Dude! Tetris is like the best game EVER made!! Anyway, whether you’re a novice player, or an advanced one, here are some game tips to help you.

  • When the game starts out the blocks are falling fairly slow. It is in your best interest to pick a pace that you are comfortable with. Drop the pieces with the auto drop this way you are playing faster than the blocks are falling. This helps because you do not feel the increase in the actual speed of the game.
  • Have a pattern that you always follow. For example, I always start on the left side of the screen and work my way to the right. I leave the far right of the screen empty. This way I can build a stack to get a tetris faster and increase the number of points that I have.
  • Just because you can fit the piece there that doesn’t mean that it goes there. Remember that the goal of the game is to clear 4 lines with one piece. Try to make the piece lay in such that you have a board that has flat areas and jagged areas. This allow you to have a place for every piece.
  • This may sound obvious but don’t allow your stack of pieces to rise too high. Try to keep your stack as low to the bottom of the board as possible. If you start feeling uncomfortable with your playing start clearing single lines and work your way down. This will prolong your game play and allow you take your time when playing.
  • When the game starts getting really fast, slow your pace of dropping pieces down. This will help you gain precious seconds to think things through. Since you are already.
  • Use the next piece preview to your advantage. By the time that this piece is queued up in the preview you should already know where you are going to place that piece. In essence you are working ahead of the game.
  • Last but not least, do not make mistakes. One mistake in dropping a piece can cost you a game of tetris. In the chance that you do make a mistake move past it stop thinking about it. Thinking about one mistake can lead to more mistakes which means game over for you.


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33 thoughts on “How to Play Tetris”

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  2. wow,.. I got no words,..didn’t think it was possible to make a video about,..random booring things.

    Well, hope your parents are filled with pride !
    1 star rating,..(such a waist of time, shame really)

  3. I am one of those teris player that will go “all or nothing”, just hope i get the right pieces after the one i place or i lose. =P


  4. Ahh, Tetris, the game of the Gods. Great game, it is and wonderful tips those are, Glitch! And hurrah, being mentioned in a video. One can never hear his name too many times, even when it is pronounced incorrectly :p

    Bring out some more Tetris tips, Glitch, for I really need to improve my game.

  5. Iminlikeiwthyou should just rid of their entire site and just have the arcade. For me anyways I just use the site for the knockoff Tetris game known as Blockes.

  6. i agree how you shouldn’t make a tower for the tetris peices or else you’ll build yourself up too high… great tips!

  7. I also like to play Tetris a lot especially competitively. Of course this is a superb game, it’s small easy to find but yet addictive. More points need more points and lines.

    No need to improve my game I am already great at it but I do use all of the strategies that Chris does.

    – Shock2k8
    AKA Shock2k7 on youtube

  8. Hi my name is mike and I am addicted to Netris….
    Everywhere I look I am trying to drop blocks, This game is just so addicting that whenever I see a corner such as the one on my monitor…I NEED TO FIND THE L BLOCK! Anyway,my tip is that no one should touch this game because it is addicting and I find that I can’t concentrate on anything but tetris.

  9. I guess of the newer games tetris has to me one of my favorites. I love watching you play but more important this tutorial that you are giving has me thinking the blocks in a different vision. thanks

  10. I recommend when playing in item mode that you focus more on just clearing lines as fast as you can, the more lines you can clear the more items youll get. Dont start going for tetris’s tell the game gets moving faster. Keep in mind when you clear the screen, and or when the game first starts no items will show up tell you clear a line. So get that first line cleared soon as you can.

  11. Chris I saw you playing an online multi-player tetris in one of your videos. I was just wondering what site that was?

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