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NES + Tetris

Post by nOmArch » Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:34 pm

I've been watching Ecstasy of Order and realised I've never played Tetris. I've checked ebay and I don't really want to spend that much. Anyone got one lying around they don't want a huge amount for?

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Re: NES + Tetris

Post by richardtoohey » Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:55 am

Does it HAVE to be on a NES?

There's probably JavaScript/Flash versions online ... and there are NES emulators.

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Post by sydney » Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:19 am

No no no no no no no. You want a gameboy and Tetris. Really you do.
There is a BBC version in the sth archive. I seem to remember it was a pretty good version.

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Post by richardtoohey » Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:27 am

Gameboy emulator, then! :lol:

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Post by mjforbes » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:22 am

nOmArch wrote:I've been watching Ecstasy of Order and realised I've never played Tetris.
Never played Tetris? Seriously? I didn't think that was possible!
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Re: NES + Tetris

Post by Prime » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:14 am

Indeed Tetris is the way the Russians did take over the world in the late 80's :) :) :)

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Post by 1024MAK » Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:10 pm

What :lol:

If you have a suitable palm "PDA" computer or similar mobile device that has a colour LCD display and runs palm OS, "T-Crisis" also known as "Tetri Crisis" is a great version :-).

It has 10 music tracks that play while you, err, play.

You can choose between "Original Mode", "25 Line Challange Mode", "Time Attack 30 Mode", "Time Attack 60 Mode", "Time Attack 120 Mode", "Garbage Mode", and "Crisis+Mode" (spelling as shown on screen).

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Post by nOmArch » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:01 pm

Thanks for the pointers guys but it's fairly clear from the doc that it DOES need to be a NES. Apparently its the definitive version or something.

Anyway, if someones got one kicking around...
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Post by richardtoohey » Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:03 am

Still think you could try an emulator in the short term ... this one is a bit old but there are links to others ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nesticle

... but of course downloading the game is not pukka :oops: so finding the real hardware is a good idea, too.

But for a quick blast emulators aren't bad (as you'll know from your BBC experiences.)

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Post by nOmArch » Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:46 am

Yeah I know I could just grab an emu version to play it. I kinda want it on the original hardware though.

Oh well weather's turning a bit nicer I'll start looking around the car boot sales.

Still if anyone does come across one I would be interested.
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Post by richardtoohey » Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:28 am

I'd like a real NES, too ... had one BITD (also Master System, etc., etc., etc.) ... and got rid of them all. :cry:

On my want-to-get-again list, but the nice ones on eBay don't seem to be that cheap - 50 quid or so. And *then* the games on top of that. So one day.

And yes, the real hardware is a lot nicer. Good luck!

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Post by Cybershark » Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:13 am

MAME ftw :P

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Post by sweh » Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:19 am

Prime wrote:Indeed Tetris is the way the Russians did take over the world in the late 80's :) :) :)

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Back when I was at Uni we only had 3 PCs. Only 2 of them could do colour. And they were used by people playing Tetris, so people wanting to do their actual undergrad work were having problems.

A friend and mine took our newly learned skills and wrote a TSR; if someone tried to run Tetris (we intercepted the "Exec" call, loaded the first sector, checked for a copyright at a known offset) then we DELETED the program. So someone would insert their floppy, run A:\TETRIS.EXE and we would delete it. Bwahahaha... *ahem*. Yeah, nasty naughty, but... hey, I was in charge of those computers :-)
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Post by george.h » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:36 am

@sweh: Are you related to BOFH? Are YOU BOFH!?!?! :lol:
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Post by Prime » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:00 pm

sweh wrote:
Prime wrote:Indeed Tetris is the way the Russians did take over the world in the late 80's :) :) :)

Phill.
Back when I was at Uni we only had 3 PCs. Only 2 of them could do colour. And they were used by people playing Tetris, so people wanting to do their actual undergrad work were having problems.

A friend and mine took our newly learned skills and wrote a TSR; if someone tried to run Tetris (we intercepted the "Exec" call, loaded the first sector, checked for a copyright at a known offset) then we DELETED the program. So someone would insert their floppy, run A:\TETRIS.EXE and we would delete it. Bwahahaha... *ahem*. Yeah, nasty naughty, but... hey, I was in charge of those computers :-)

I think I would have just chosen to call an INT $19 and reboot the machine....better still if they where genuine IBM machines an INT $18 and dump them in cassette basic.

Or let Tetris run but first hook the timer routine and insert a big delay loop on every tick.....or do some random key mapping that could have been fun...

I did once write a TSR that replaced every occurrence of "Micro" with "Porno" when a sector was written to disk so Microsoft became Pornosoft and Microfous became Pornofocus etc......


Cheers.

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Post by KarateEd » Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:00 pm

and.....you guys wonder why hackers got a bad name back in the day.....


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Post by sweh » Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:54 pm

george.h wrote:@sweh: Are you related to BOFH? Are YOU BOFH!?!?! :lol:
What was your username again? *fx* clickety click
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Post by george.h » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:38 am

What was your username again? *fx* clickety click
Not saying.... :-# 8-[

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Post by richardtoohey » Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:25 am

Never mind NES/GameBoy tetris, this is the new version ...

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/ne ... d=11233262

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Post by george.h » Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:29 am

There is a video clip on the BBC News Website:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-26909118

Not quite sure how you'd get it on the bus or train though.... :lol:
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Re: NES + Tetris

Post by nOmArch » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:00 pm

Gave in and grabbed an emu and got 6634 on my first try, I can totally see why the game is so addictive.

Does anyone know much about NES's on the forum? If they are fairly easy to repair I might get a cheap broken one from ebay and prod it with a soldering iron.
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Post by 1024MAK » Thu May 01, 2014 1:09 am

Yeah, the main problem is broken components, due to large bricks falling on them :lol:

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Post by nOmArch » Thu May 01, 2014 12:20 pm

lol
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Re: NES + Tetris

Post by danielj » Thu May 01, 2014 3:04 pm

I'd get a 2nd hand gameboy and the cart. They're 10-a-penny, and the gameboy version really is the definitive version, unless you're going to nab an atari arcade board...

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Re: NES + Tetris

Post by nOmArch » Mon May 05, 2014 8:23 pm

My first half decent game.

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Found my Gameboy and ordered a cart off ebay for the princely sum of £1.50.

Tbh I'll probably just keep playing the NES version as im getting the hang of it now, but can't hurt if I need a quick fix when out and about.
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