Ever see someone beat a game of Tetris (in Off-topic)

QBRanger October 26 2007 8:50 AM EDT

Play the video to the end. More impressive then any game I have seen.

Flamey October 26 2007 9:16 AM EDT

I didn't know you could finish Tetris? How are you supposed to finish it, exactly?

QBRanger October 26 2007 9:16 AM EDT

Watch the video.

Flamey October 26 2007 9:20 AM EDT

I did, the whole thing as well. I just saw him playing and then the credits started rolling and it went invisible.

QBRanger October 26 2007 9:21 AM EDT

When the blocks turn invisible and he beats that level, he beat the game.

Flamey October 26 2007 9:24 AM EDT

What do you have to do to get to that point? I was always under the impression you just kept going and it kept getting faster and it was just a hiscore thing.

Ragatag October 26 2007 9:27 AM EDT

my god....

QBRanger October 26 2007 9:28 AM EDT

Flamey, just rewatch the video, if you look at the levels he gets to 999 and then the invisible brick level comes up.

Flamey October 26 2007 9:30 AM EDT

The quality is so crap I couldn't read it, sorry.

Yukk October 26 2007 9:31 AM EDT

Okay, that's pretty amazing. Just watching him play is mind-blowing, but I think this guy could probably beat anyone at speed chess after seeing the end.

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] October 26 2007 1:00 PM EDT

I would rather see someone beat this, =)

They seriously need to bring all these cool Japanese games to America!!

AdminNightStrike October 26 2007 1:28 PM EDT

Flamey, so that you understand, this is not the original Tetris, which is what you might be thinking of. In the original Tetris for the NES, you could play in two modes, one of which you could start on any level up to 19 and play until you die. In that mode, it went on forever, though by level 25 or so, the game speed was faster than the NES allowed input signals to come in from the controller.

In this version of Tetris, things are very different. The concept of "Level" isn't even the same. In the original Tetris, you would move to the next level (which increased the speed) every ten completed lines. In the video version, it appears that you gain a level every time the stack gets to a new height.

AdminNightStrike October 26 2007 1:40 PM EDT


That's the stuff I'm talking about....

And it would appear that on an emulator, you don't have to worry about the speed of the hardware's input signal modulation, as this guy proves.... I'm curious why he started on level 9, though, instead of 19. If you hold A and hit start (or something like that), you can add 10 to the starting level of whatever you're selecting.

drudge October 26 2007 2:26 PM EDT

dude is not human

Flamey October 26 2007 8:16 PM EDT

ohh, thanks NS.

sooka October 26 2007 9:05 PM EDT

I highly doubt he'd be as good on the orignal NES Tetris level 9 +, with a hand held pad with 2 buttons and an arrow pad. That arcade version is more association/reflex... with a joystick and what... 6 buttons? You have to check out the music arcade games some of those Japanese players can play... it's phenominal. UpUpDownDownLRLRBABA for the win!

sooka October 26 2007 9:09 PM EDT


I always thought this was fake or something until I went to Japan with my gf and saw someone almost as good as this guy in an arcade.

AdminNightStrike October 27 2007 1:16 AM EDT

"though by level 25 or so, the game speed was faster than the NES allowed input signals to come in from the controller."

So apparently, some people actually ran the calculations, and level 28 is where that happens. You can get to something like 289 lines before the game is too fast for the NES to register the button presses.

Fanta [Fanta's Forge] October 27 2007 1:20 AM EDT

Sooka: I can do better than that with 4 keys...

ScY October 28 2007 11:42 PM EDT

One of teh most impressive things I have ever seen in a game.

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