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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

I’m (Probably) Better At Tetris Than You Are

posted by on May 22 at 15:26 PM


Hey, so I’m a geek.

I realized this the other day, and it’s hard to admit because I always thought I was cool.

No, I don’t like the Lord of the Rings movies or speak Klingon, but I do have a crush on Kevin Rose and I get excited about scoring over a million points in Tetris on my Nintendo DS, which I did the other day.

My high score in the Standard Marathon game is 1,440,356. It was level 50 something. Or 60 something. I can’t remember.

Basically, that means I’m awesome. I mean, right? Am I? Is that good? What’s your high score? Can I make money for being this good at Tetris? If so, where do I sign up? Will Kevin Rose be there?

I never should’ve bought this Nintendo DS. I knew it was going to ruin me…

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The DS is beating the Sony version too.

Fun games are just that - fun!

But my favorite Tetris is the one in Monty Python's Holy Grail: "Bring out your dead!"

"I'm not dead yet! I'm feeling fine ..."

Posted by Will in Seattle | May 22, 2007 3:33 PM

I dream about tetris. and After playing tetris, in my head, I'm secretly still playing the game for hour, sometimes even days. I don't even realize it's happening most of the time. It's like the makers of that game really figured out how to get inside the human mind....

Posted by tera | May 22, 2007 3:53 PM

Ever tried Lumines on PSP? Fucking awesome & very addictive! Feels like Tetris from 3AM Tokyo with an interactive soundtrack to boot...

Posted by High-Rise | May 22, 2007 4:15 PM

I can't read very well, and at first I thought this said that you can beat me at TENNIS and I was going to have to kick your ass, but you can probably beat me at Tetris, unless it was Marathon Wii Tetris for 24 hours, which may not be real, but if it was, I would win.

Posted by maria | May 22, 2007 5:21 PM

My high score on Tetris DS is 2,497,296. It was level 104, and after 999 lines it stopped counting. Sorry, brosephina.

Posted by Susanna | May 22, 2007 6:27 PM

You should try Dr. Mario for super tetris-style fun.

Posted by Fnarf | May 22, 2007 6:41 PM

Puzzle Quest for the DS is the shit. I can't beleive how many hours I've spent playing that.

Posted by Aexia | May 22, 2007 6:48 PM

I just got 2,028,314.

My fingers kind of ache right now.

Maybe this was a bad idea.

Posted by Jordyn | May 22, 2007 7:40 PM

I've spent over 70 hours (mostly bus hours) playing the new Pokemon for the DS. A fun throwback to my youth. You know the years are flying by when Pokemon becomes a nostalgia game. I'm 22, mind you.

Posted by Mac | May 22, 2007 10:06 PM

Though I didn't set it up, I have a modified x-box with all the old games from the first Nintendo and I only really play Tetris--on a projected 8 foot screen no less. I've yet to meet my rival at this game and my friends won’t play me. My record is 177 lines (not that high) but I can beet the hardest computer opponent in level 9-5 in b-mode pretty consistently. Want to play?

Posted by Gabe Global | May 22, 2007 11:45 PM

Did you miss the memo where geek is cool now? Nintendo DSs are awesome. Knowing who Kevin Rose is? Is awesome. (But only if you know him for Digg and not for that TV show.) Music and media that references internet phenomena (kitty pidgin, for a recent example) is awesome. Internet-borne cultural phenomena are awesome.

Of course, cool is still cool, independent of the fact that geek is cool as well.

Posted by Christin | May 23, 2007 8:56 AM

Quinn is a great (and free!) Tetris for Mac OSX.

My record is only 246 lines. Honestly I start to get bored at around 150 lines. (BTW, who the hell counts points? It's all about the lines baby!)

Posted by gillsans | May 23, 2007 9:08 AM
Posted by ica | May 23, 2007 12:20 PM

If he were wearing a Spiderman outfit, that video would've been way hotter.

Next time.

This one is not sexy at all, however:

Posted by Megan Seling | May 23, 2007 1:42 PM

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