The Tetris Thread.

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Re: The Tetris Thread.

Postby Gojoe » Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:11 pm UTC

I am good enough to be able to get to clear about 1500 lines on Tetris DS. Well, that totally means I suck. I wish I was better. If it did not get faster I could go on forever. Any tips for a noob?
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Re: The Tetris Thread.

Postby Jorpho » Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:20 pm UTC

Gojoe wrote:I am good enough to be able to get to clear about 1500 lines on Tetris DS. Well, that totally means I suck. I wish I was better. If it did not get faster I could go on forever. Any tips for a noob?

1500 lines is bad ? 150 lines on the original Game Boy Tetris would be pretty good. It's so very difficult to compare records between different versions.

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Re: The Tetris Thread.

Postby Rinsaikeru » Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:37 pm UTC

I've got a question. I know it's irrational, but do you have a particular hatred for one tetris piece?

My personal most hated piece is o (the square one). What's yours?

Sometimes I genuinely dislike s or z.
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Re: The Tetris Thread.

Postby Gojoe » Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:49 pm UTC

This is what i think is a video blog... with a song... that is related to this thread. (I can not check, as you tube is blocked at work)

(please tell me if it is the right video)
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Re: The Tetris Thread.

Postby Numzane » Tue Sep 16, 2008 6:06 pm UTC

s and z give me the most trouble because I have to take a moment to check which way they'll fit. Ditto for j and l actually, but I like them because they go anywhere.
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Re: The Tetris Thread.

Postby Rinsaikeru » Tue Sep 16, 2008 6:19 pm UTC

I hate the o because I always forget to leave a two brick wide flat space for it. Or else I hold one for a possible future o and it never shows up. :P And then I've got nowhere to put s and z.
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Re: The Tetris Thread.

Postby Gojoe » Tue Sep 16, 2008 6:35 pm UTC

Tetris ds lets you see forward more than just one block, if you see an awkward piece, you can plan for it.
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Re: The Tetris Thread.

Postby Rinsaikeru » Tue Sep 16, 2008 6:38 pm UTC

Yes, I tend to be ok at planning up until about level 12 or so, at which point I hate 0. Because when it speeds up my planning skills diminish. I need to just switch my head into zen tetris mode, which I can sometimes do suprisingly. :P Sometimes it works better than other times.
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Re: The Tetris Thread.

Postby ohnoesmilk » Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:40 pm UTC

Tetris Tetris Tetris. I think the Nintendo DS is pretty awesome. It would be awesomer if we could choose to play the original music the whole time we play. Though it's pretty cool when they have the old school tetris music at lines 190-199 and 390-399, etc.

The highest amount of lines I've scored on it so far is 851. I'm sad it stops counting at 999. I was hoping to reach 1337.

I don't look at the upcoming pieces that much unless I'm looking for a long one to use.
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Re: The Tetris Thread.

Postby Xeio » Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:09 am UTC

Gojoe wrote:Tetris ds lets you see forward more than just one block, if you see an awkward piece, you can plan for it.

Thats some kind of blasphemy to tetris. Hell, you should be damn happy you get to see ONE piece ahead. :wink:

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Re: The Tetris Thread.

Postby Rinsaikeru » Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:13 am UTC

I got to level 19 on the bus on the way home today---one more level till tetris music. :D Wooo

You know, I only really look at the blocks coming up or use hold in the really early levels.
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Re: The Tetris Thread.

Postby Gojoe » Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:27 am UTC

I hope your happy! I am now getting back into tetris ds again... bastards..
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Re: The Tetris Thread.

Postby aion7 » Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:44 pm UTC

J and L do not go anywhere.

I don't really hate any type of piece because they're always useful sometimes (except in versions with x pieces. GAWD, I hate those). I do absolutely love straights and Ts, though.
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Re: The Tetris Thread.

Postby bigglesworth » Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:52 pm UTC

Sure they do. They go in any space where a square could go, as well as many more.
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Re: The Tetris Thread.

Postby aion7 » Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:09 pm UTC

There are still many times that I've gotten a L or J and hated it. I realize my wording was less than perfect. I meant that they don't go many times, not that there is not a single place that they go. I don't know if that makes sense, but maybe it'll clear stuff up.
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Re: The Tetris Thread.

Postby Rinsaikeru » Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:12 pm UTC

I think, with tetris, I've probably hated every piece briefly at some point. The L and J are notorious because you always get the one you DON'T want right then. :D I suppose z and s work the same way.

I'm sure there have been points where I even cursed the l.
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Re: The Tetris Thread.

Postby headprogrammingczar » Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:26 pm UTC

You mean when your playing field is a jagged-y staircase of hell! Then to get lines you drop l blocks one at a time, getting one line per drop...
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Re: The Tetris Thread.

Postby Gojoe » Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:28 pm UTC

I would like to dedicate this post to the T block...

The T block is always there to help you out of a tight spot. Any problems caused by s and z blocks are easily smoothed over by the loving... T block

Long live the T block.
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Re: The Tetris Thread.

Postby Rinsaikeru » Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:42 pm UTC

Cheers! (to the T block) What a kind hearted soul.

I know exactly what staircase of doom you are referring to. :D
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Re: The Tetris Thread.

Postby aion7 » Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:43 pm UTC

Amen. Long live the T block!

When I was suffering from S blocks and Z blocks, the T block came and helped me. When I needed to fill in just a little more space before an I block came in, the T block came and helped me. When I almost died, and things were fast, the T block came and helped me. I love the T block.
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Re: The Tetris Thread.

Postby headprogrammingczar » Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:55 am UTC

The T even fills in for the square, clearing one line and leaving a nice peg for an L block.
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Re: The Tetris Thread.

Postby Invertebrate » Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:01 pm UTC

I love Tetris, I want to be a professional player!

On a related note, this is good: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0LtUX_6IXY

(It's human tetris. Pretty cool.)
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Re: The Tetris Thread.

Postby Narsil » Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:09 am UTC

I personally hate the I block, because it never comes. Whenever I need it, it's a good 2 blocks away, having a pint.
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Re: The Tetris Thread.

Postby Rinsaikeru » Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:04 am UTC

I wonder what the l block would order at a pub. I'm pretty sure z likes tequila.
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Re: The Tetris Thread.

Postby Gojoe » Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:15 am UTC

Rinsaikeru wrote:I wonder what the l block would order at a pub. I'm pretty sure z likes tequila.
I am pretty sure the I block likes his drinks straight. Prob straight vodka. That is my guess.
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Re: The Tetris Thread.

Postby aion7 » Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:27 pm UTC

I'd wager that the T block drinks ambrosia.
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Re: The Tetris Thread.

Postby headprogrammingczar » Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:31 pm UTC

I'd wager the s and z drink Miller Lite.
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Re: The Tetris Thread.

Postby Invertebrate » Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:12 pm UTC

And the square is a teetotal. Because he is a square.
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Re: The Tetris Thread.

Postby aion7 » Sat Sep 20, 2008 3:16 am UTC

I think I discovered something, guys.

The T block excites me. Sexually.
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Re: The Tetris Thread.

Postby Rinsaikeru » Sat Sep 20, 2008 4:59 am UTC

I got to lvl 20--for 4 seconds!!!! I heard like: "dun da na dun..." but that's enough to stick that russian song in my head. I love that song. *sigh* If I did it once I can do it again right?
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Re: The Tetris Thread.

Postby Tohuw » Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:50 pm UTC

Best Tetris game ever? Bastet. Never in my life has a video game caused me to contemplate suicide, mass murder, or forsaking electronics.

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Re: The Tetris Thread.

Postby Jorpho » Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:24 pm UTC

Tohuw wrote:Best Tetris game ever? Bastet. Never in my life has a video game caused me to contemplate suicide, mass murder, or forsaking electronics.


Been mentioned a few times here already. Something similar is implemented in Birdris.

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Re: The Tetris Thread.

Postby Rinsaikeru » Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:22 pm UTC

I finally finished lvl 20--it's a miracle, or at least rather unexpected. I don't tend to actually complete video games very often.
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Re: The Tetris Thread.

Postby Gojoe » Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:48 am UTC

Rinsaikeru wrote:I finally finished lvl 20--it's a miracle, or at least rather unexpected. I don't tend to actually complete video games very often.
Well now there is endless mode :wink:
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Re: The Tetris Thread.

Postby Rinsaikeru » Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:10 am UTC

Yes, now there is. :P

It's pretty much the only DS game I play right now. Sometimes I play cooking mama. :P
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Re: "I hate the way you play tetris."

Postby semicolon » Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:39 pm UTC

Can we have an xkcd high-score table for Lockjaw or Heboris or something? That'd be cool.

(I just broke my high score in Heboris and I need a place to show off.)

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Re: The Tetris Thread.

Postby Gojoe » Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:05 pm UTC

Can I lose all my geek cred and says i have no idea what Heboris is?
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Re: The Tetris Thread.

Postby Alpha Omicron » Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:39 pm UTC

Gojoe wrote:Can I lose all my geek cred and says i have no idea what Heboris is?

Yes. Clearly.
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Re: The Tetris Thread.

Postby semicolon » Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:19 pm UTC

Gojoe wrote:Can I lose all my geek cred and says i have no idea what Heboris is?

http://hebo.game-host.org/src/hebo0046.zip
Excellent Tetris game originating on 2chan. Supports 9 or 10 different rotation modes and is customizable. Heboris, Lockjaw and Texmaster are mostly what "Tetris people" play when they aren't emulating TGM2.

Also if a bunch of people in this thread download Heboris we can upload replays and wave our L-block shaped Tetris dicks at each other. It'll be great, I promise.

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Re: The Tetris Thread.

Postby Gojoe » Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:34 pm UTC

But. But. But... I do not have any other operating system at home. And all that money spent on all those dice...
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