Here we are once again ready to dive into the granddaddy of block-stacking games, Tetris!
Last week we went over the fundamental aspects of the game, including the matrix, the seven available “tetriminoes,” how the scoring system works, and several basic features such as piece holding, ghost pieces, and the next piece panel. When used in conjunction with each other, these features make up the core aspect of any Tetris match, whether against the PC, against other players, or when playing by yourself in endless mode.
Now that we got that out of the way, let’s focus on the fun part: actually playing the game!
Filling the Well
As we mentioned before, Tetris is all about filling your board or matrix with blocks in an orderly fashion, and as fast as you can. It’s important to note here that the board goes by many names, including “well,” and “matrix,” and we’ll be using them interchangeably throughout this article.