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larrytetris
post Aug 31 2012, 11:36 AM
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I remember Facebook Tetris Friends reigniting my Tetris hobby. It was the first Tetris game I had played on PC. I started at around 1:50 Sprint when I first got Facebook... I've come a long ways. I've since got a couple of friends and even a teacher hooked, and played in front of an entire class because that teacher wanted to show off his "students' unique talents." Hmmm...

I also remember kicking ass at Tetris Holiday, the Facebook version of Survival, and that got me hooked on invisible tetris. The all time high scores list as of its closing:
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Since it's closing Aug. 31 2012 (today), I thought I'd revisit it just to see how much I had improved since I last touched it (more than a year ago, I think). I easily beat my old time by a good 6 seconds.

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Anyway, yay nostalgia!


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post Aug 31 2012, 12:05 PM
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tetris friends facebook was where i first discovered the magnificent world of tetris Frown.png


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post Aug 31 2012, 02:00 PM
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same here Frown.png

When I started out, I was 3 minutes plus on Sprint. I remember how happy I was to get 1:20s, and then 1:09.


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post Aug 31 2012, 02:02 PM
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Bunch of newbies, the lot of ya... :|


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post Aug 31 2012, 02:15 PM
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Go alex... number 2!!
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post Aug 31 2012, 04:41 PM
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The reason the screen goes blank is that Kitaru is clearing YOUR lines too!

I never played Facebook TF, but TF, Blockbox, and TC are what introduced me to "modern" Tetris Smile.png


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post Aug 31 2012, 08:36 PM
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Rest In Pieces TF.


I remember back when the game was Java instead of Flash I would learn how to improvise T-spins from playing countless hours of Ultra mode.
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post Aug 31 2012, 08:37 PM
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Facebook Tetris Friends - when Blink's profile pic was this

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and I couldn't follow how fast he was playing and would have laughed in your face if you told me I'd one day be faster than the 37 seconds he had.


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post Sep 1 2012, 01:34 AM
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QUOTE(Blink @ Aug 31 2012, 08:36 PM) *

Rest In Pieces TF.

Ahahhaa icwutudidthar.

QUOTE(Paul676 @ Aug 31 2012, 08:37 PM) *

Facebook Tetris Friends - when Blink's profile pic was this

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and I couldn't follow how fast he was playing and would have laughed in your face if you told me I'd one day be faster than the 37 seconds he had.


Totally remember both of these.


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post Sep 1 2012, 01:38 AM
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QUOTE(larrytetris @ Aug 31 2012, 06:34 PM) *

Ahahhaa icwutudidthar.
Totally remember both of these.


Hey! those 37 seconds were back when TF had really slow DAS with no unlocks.
Also, that picture is damn sexy don't hate.
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post Sep 1 2012, 01:48 AM
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yes but I honestly thought you were 12 from that pic


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post Sep 1 2012, 02:36 AM
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QUOTE(Paul676 @ Sep 1 2012, 01:48 AM) *

yes but I honestly thought you were 12 from that pic


he was 12.. lawlawlawl


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post Apr 15 2019, 11:09 PM
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This deserves an own thread but I will post it here nonetheless:

Tetris Friends and Tetris Battle will be shut down on May 31st, 2019.

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This may sound like bad news but it's the opposite. Flash player will be discontinued at the end of 2020 and The Tetris Company decided to not wait so long to replace its flash games with a HTML5 one. Tetris' (fake) 35th anniversary is in June 2019 - there will be a new browser client for sure. There's even the speculation that this client is eSports-ready (pretty much lagless, a competitive rule for 1vs1 and a good spectator mode), see this Japanese interview with Maya and Henk Rogers from late 2018 (scroll to bottom and use google translate).

PS: I assume that Blink will run a last Tetris Friends tournament pretty soon.

edit: Oh, it's bigger than I thought. Tetris Online will cease to exist. Tetris Online was the subdiary of The Tetris Company that made small browser games, games that were only distributed digitally and games for unusual platforms (e.g. Amazon Fire TV). There were mass layoffs in 2013, and Tetris Online rather tried to maintain its games (especially Tetris Battle) instead of creating new big clients. This probably means that The Tetris Company gave those online rights to an external company that is now making a new online game. This company has for sure more know-how and resources than The Tetris Company itself. However, there's also the possibility that the company doesn't care about the long-term success and just makes a money-grab title. So, not sure anymore, if this is good news.

edit2: I've made a Reddit post. Let's see if people want to discuss my assumption that there will be a new PC game with online focus by a 3rd party developer (who got a license from TTC). Also: Chat has been disabled in Tetris Friends. This is probably, so that players don't find out about non-official clients like Jstris, TOP or Cultris before the new official client is released in June.
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post Apr 17 2019, 08:36 PM
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Tweet. The Tetris Company announced a partnership with Sanrio (Hello Kitty) today, starting with a new online game on June 3.

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Sanrio [...] and Tetris [...] announced a multi-year partnership to collaborate on games and merchandise. Their first entry brings Tetris and many of the Sanrio characters together in a new online game that will debut for fans on June 3.

Online game could mean many things. It could be just a small game like the ones at tetris.com, or it could mean a standalone website with different modes, community features and multiplayer. I hope that's not the Tetris Friends replacement. Imagine the following downgrade: Tetris Online Japan -> Tetris Friends -> Hello Kitty Tetris.

edit: In case it's really the Tetris Friends replacement:

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post Apr 17 2019, 08:46 PM
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QUOTE(Okey_Dokey @ Apr 17 2019, 08:36 PM) *

The Tetris Company announced a partnership with Sanrio (Hello Kitty) today, starting with a new online game on June 3.

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Sanrio [...] and Tetris [...] announced a multi-year partnership to collaborate on games and merchandise. Their first entry brings Tetris and many of the Sanrio characters together in a new online game that will debut for fans on June 3.

Online game could mean many things. It could be just a small game like the ones at tetris.com, or it could mean a standalone website with different modes, community features and multiplayer. I hope that's not the Tetris Friends replacement. Imagine the following downgrade: Tetris Online Japan -> Tetris Friends -> Hello Kitty Tetris.


I am thoroughly ready to be disappointed tbh.
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