“From Russia with Fun!” – slogan for Tetris on the GameBoy
On today’s episode, we’re talking TETRIS! The addicting puzzle game first created by Russian programmer, Alexey Pajitnov, which debuted to western audiences as a pack-in game with Nintendo’s GameBoy! The club discusses the music, the history behind the game, our nostalgia for it, the dozens of spin offs / copy cats, and of course the all new movie starring Taron Egerton as Henk Rogers. (Now available on Apple Plus!)
Featured on this episode:
- Erik Slader from Epik Fails of History
- Brett from Skeleton House
- Ben from Dragoon Effect
- Kaslo25 on Twitch
- The_Scott_Spot on Twitch
- Zack from Podcasters Assemble
- Frost and Elyse from the Discord!
(Edited by Lokathor and Erik Slader)
- Tetris: Type-A Music (aka “Korobeiniki”, 1861)
- All Original Tetris Compositions arranged for Nintendo by Hirokazu Tanaka
- OC Remix Tracks by Schtiffles and MkVaff
- “Tetris with Lyrics” clip from Brentalfloss
- Samples from the “Tetris” (2023) movie soundtrack: Remix of “The Final Countdown” by Europe (1986) and “Holding out for a Hero” by ReN (Japanese version, 2023)
- The Tetris 99 Theme
Next Time: WarioWare?!
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