Get ready for the blocks. Everyone loves to wait for the four-block long stick. It's the piece that makes or breaks your Tetris game and allows you to clear four lines or bails you out of a jam. If you never played Tetris, then wait are you waiting for?
Tetris is a game that addicted billions of players on the planet since its inception in the mid 1980s. In the 1990s, Tetris became embedded with every new purchase of the Nintendo Gameboy. It was the ultimate game to play solo, but you could also challenge your friends and siblings to battles and find out who could wipe out the most lines. The more you played, the more you started dreaming about playing Tetris in your sleep. I'd have big blocks falling everywhere in my dreams, which started to resemble something out of the ceiling chess on Queen's Gambit meets Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
The addictive block game resurfaced in the last decade thanks to apps. And now, the folks at PokerStars HQ decided it was time for Tetris and the Red Spade to join forces. Get ready for an ultimate brand jamboree with PokerStars launching Tetris Spin & Go and a special Tetris Spin & Go Leader Board.
The fun action starts now and runs until the end of March. You have five more weeks on nonstop fun combining Tetris and PokerStars' most addictive format -- Spin & Go. Two great tastes that taste great together.
The action will take place for Spin & Go starting as low as $0.25 and going upwards to $500. There will be a daily prize pool worth $33,000 and a total prize pool worth $1.5 million. Much like in Tetris, your goal is to clear lines. The more you clear, the higher you move up. The person with the most each day wins a cash prize and they'll keep track of the Top 500.
Check out PokerStars Blog or more details. They also posted a detailed Tetris glossary of terms. You can learn the names of the all the pieces and get historical background.
You cannot get the Tetris theme song out of your head. The theme song is as addictive as the game itself No matter how many years pass or how many cocktails you drown to forget, you cannot mute the background music inside our head that plays the Tetris theme music on an endless loop like a torture chamber at a secret rendition site. But hey, the Spin & Go will be a fun way to have two of your passions mesh together for a ton of fun.
Have fun this weekend and the next few weeks with your binge of Tetris Spin & Go.