Tetris: Tengen (NES)

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Platform: NES
Year: 1988
Developer: Tengen
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This page is for the NES game developed by Tengen, for other releases see Tetris.

Tetris created a rights war when it was released. Several different companies attempted to secure publishing rights to various consoles, and due to some miscommunication, Atari (owners of Tengen) thought they had the rights to publish Tetris on the NES. After selling a great number of copies, they found out that they didn't own the rights and they had to pull the remaining copies off the shelf. There was a licensed version planned but never released. This is quite a shame because the Tengen version of Tetris is considerably better then the later Nintendo version. Tengen's version has split-screen multi-player, 2 player versus mode, computer versus mode, and co-op mode.


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The title screen.

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Playing head-to-head.


The Tengen version of Tetris has wonderful music. The music was taken directly from the arcade version which was also developed by Atari and composed by Brad Fuller. Like the later Nintendo release, some Traditional Russian tunes are used including Kalinka, Troika, and Katyusha. This gives the game a more authentic Russian feel and adds character. The music was written in Music-V Language. Brad said that the song Loginska was written in honor of the game's programmer Ed Logg and Bradinsky was named after himself.









01 Introduction Brad Fuller Brad Fuller 0:18 257 KB
02 Loginska Brad Fuller Brad Fuller 3:29 2.8 MB
03 Bradinsky Brad Fuller Brad Fuller 2:29 2.0 MB
04 Kalinka Ivan Larionov Brad Fuller 0:52 750 KB
05 Troika Traditional Brad Fuller 2:11 1.9 MB
06 End of Stage Brad Fuller Brad Fuller 0:02 39 KB
07 Katyusha Matvei Blanter Brad Fuller 0:31 466 KB
08 Game Over Brad Fuller Brad Fuller 0:02 38 KB
09 Victory Brad Fuller Brad Fuller 0:03 49 KB



Game Rip






Ripping NES music is a very arduous process that is beyond the scope of this site.


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Tetris Tengen - NES - USA.jpg
Title: Tetris
Platform: NES
Released: 1988-??-??
Publisher: Tengen