High Score - Tetris (NES)

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High Score
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Composer Hirokazu Tanaka
Arranger Hirokazu Tanaka
Released 1989-11-??
Length 0:32
BPM 180
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Game Tetris (NES)
Title Origin Game Location
Loops Yes
This page is for the Tetris (NES) song, for more titles see High Scores.

High Score plays if you're able to play a good enough game to make it onto the high score list.


The song is played in the 4/4 time signature at the tempo of 180 beats per minute. It is in the key of C major. The song delays every second eighth note in a beat by a sixteenth note, making for a reggae-type feel. Not surprising, as the composer, Hirokazu Tanaka, was heavily influenced by reggae in his works. However, this also gives the composition a sound similar to Akito Nakatsuka, who wrote a lot of songs with dotted eighth notes followed by sixteenth notes. Throughout most of the song, for every 2nd beat, the second square wave and triangle channels harmonize with higher frequencies to form a chord. Interesting, as the second square channel is used for the bassline; something the triangle channel is usually used for.