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anybody know where to get a copy of Tetris or a clone for the Mac?
Posted by: clay
Date: May 16, 2021 08:57PM
Maybe 10+ years ago there was "Quinn" for the Mac. Was a pretty damn good clone. But they got shut down by the Tetris folks. I just did another search and turned up a whole lotta nothing. I remember playing Tetris on an Apple IIgs (I think) back in the early 90's. Such a perfect game in my mind. Simple concept, but lots of repeat playability and opportunities for improvement.

Anybody got a lead on any modern variant of Tetris? Would enjoy introducing my kids to it.

On a similar note, remember the game "Power Pete" [en.wikipedia.org] ? That was a fantastic game that came on a Performa that we got when I was in middle school or something.

Lots of really good classic games have been lost to the sands of time...
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Re: anybody know where to get a copy of Tetris or a clone for the Mac?
Posted by: Gareth
Date: May 16, 2021 10:12PM
Does it have to be for the Mac? There's an official Tetris app for iOS.
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Re: anybody know where to get a copy of Tetris or a clone for the Mac?
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: May 16, 2021 10:16PM
Archive.org has several historic versions of Tetris, playable in a web browser.

Takes a bit to learn the key-combinations, especially where they're mapped from the arcade versions.

[archive.org]



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Re: anybody know where to get a copy of Tetris or a clone for the Mac?
Posted by: MikeF
Date: May 17, 2021 12:08AM
Didn't try this:
[computers.tutsplus.com]
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Re: anybody know where to get a copy of Tetris or a clone for the Mac?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 17, 2021 03:46AM
When a friend gave me my first Mac, an LC, it had Tetris on it, and I've never found that game, or a copy cat nearly as good, again.

And all the iOS versions I've seen use very little screen real estate for the falling bits, and instead have much of it taken up by cheap graphics that do nothing but to confine the actual game to about 3/5 of the screen.





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Re: anybody know where to get a copy of Tetris or a clone for the Mac?
Posted by: Golfer
Date: May 17, 2021 01:51PM
I still play Quinn on my MBP running Mojave.
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