Jonathan Dobres

first-person tetris

As games go, Tetris is hard to improve upon. Things like head-to-head play, “obstacle” Tetris, and 3D variations increase the novelty of the experience, but rarely make for a better game than the original 80s action puzzler. I had yet to see a modification of the original formula that actually makes for a better game, until now. Not only is this a pixel-perfect recreation of the classic Nintendo version, but it comes with a simple, brilliant twist that will make you laugh out loud, tear your hair out, and keep you coming back for more. I played Tetris—this exact version of it, no less—for hundreds of hours, and yet with this one simple change, the entire experience is fresh again. That’s quite an accomplishment.