Thread in 'Discussion' started by Ai, 30 May 2008.

1. XaeL

100 tpm is soooooooooooooooooooooo fast (not)

2. Kitaru

It sure as hell is when it is forced speed with limited DAS!

Sure, scoff at 100tpm with your 0G and your low delay 9G DAS. Go ahead, we'll see who is laughing when you have to deal with the restrictions of 10hz DAS and contact lock.

3. BenMullen

kitaru really knows his stuff about NES tetris... to any haters of the NES version: If its so darn slow and easy, bring it on... come and get me.

4. KevinDDR

It's not that it's slow and easy, it's that the way it makes the game hard is kind of lame. Fully memoryless randomizer kind of sucks and is pretty unfair, and the lack of kicks and advanced techniques really limits the depth of the gameplay. That being said, being good at it given these limitations is incredibly impressive nonetheless.

5. BenMullen

Interesting... I actually think that the fully random bit is the best possible thing for tetris. There are several adaptations of the modern games that i like (hold box, 5 next peices) and to soe degree that can make placement choice more stategic in the sence that you can plan ahead for specific opporitunities before. But In NES you must plan ahead for any possibility, which i think actually does the oppisite of what your suggesting, it makes the techniques to suceed more nuanced and difficult to master.... well i should'nt say that... I think all tetris games are equally difficult to master, they just test different skill sets it a bit like saying whats the harder race the 5 k or the 100 meters. They are both equally difficult to train well for and excell at.

The genius of any good tetris game is to program it in such a way that there is something in it that is simulaneously VERY difficult but still technically possible. NES tetris has 2 such things (a max out score and getting to level 30)

6. BrianH1988

Hi. My internet name is BrianH1988, but I am known to most as Brian Holtkamp. I have played several iterations of Tetris since I was seven years old (I guess that would make it 15 years I've been playing then). The ones that I've played are:
1. The original GB version. I once got a score in excess of 500,000. Not my pique though.
2. Around the same time, I had the official Elorg PC version of Tetris, distributed with The Best of Entertainment pack for Windows 3.1.
3. I eventually hungered for some console action. This is where Tetris Evolution for the 360 came in some time later in 2009 when I got it. This one was very fun for me from the onset. I honestly didn't like it as much after I purchased...
4. Tetris DX for the GBC. God, I can never get enough of this game. It is simply one of the most pedigreed portable tetris games ever made. Though the block system could be frustrating at times, until I finally gave up on trying to get all tetrises and decided to take the crude approach. This one will always have a place in my heart.
5. Eventually I had to play the original arcade version. I had probably done this before but I didn't know it until earlier this year.

I REALLY NEED SOMEONE TO COMPETE WITH ON TETRIS EVOLUTION!!!!!! I FIND THE MULTIPLAYER SO FUN!

But I digress. I have a DS Lite and a DSi (and it's a pain that I can't use my Action Replay anymore (for Pokemon breeding purposes only!). I really, REALLY want a copy of Tetris DS, but I can't find it anywhere. Alas, my search continues.

Other games that interest me? I gave up on WoW a long time ago and found Runescape far more interesting with members. Currently combat level 60 and halfway to the top 2 million (not much to brag about, but levelling can be such a bore!). I prefer balance in most games I play, I freaking love Star Wars: Battlefront II (though I haven't played it lately). I used to be into Halo but never got good at it (due to medical problems, ADHD and lack of focus much?)

Favorite game of all time would be a tough one, and I choose not to divulge that, I like so many. My current library of games has about 75 cartridges and 150 discs in it on various consoles/portables. I also own an SNES, N64, Gamecube, and PS2.

I am fairly big into being a PC enthusiast. I try to keep up with the industry when I can and I'm extremely good with computers and explaining them to people.

Other than that, Queen and Daft Punk are my faves as far as music goes. Everything else can just get depressing. I don't mind a little Creedence now and then. I could pay homage to so many other good bands but those are the solid faves.

Unfortunately, due to my mental problems for the longest time I was unable to hold a job, but soon I will start looking, thanks to a new med that really helps with my focus (and just allowed me to get two games of Tetris Evolution marathon that were over 600,000 out of 3 (by the way, anyone have that game? I'm really bored and I would like to versus someone on it).

Oh right. Concerning tetris experience, I'd say 15 years has given me the benefit of some things working well with me and some not, but generally I'd say my skill is medium to high. I'm currently mastering speed stacking (the only way to go for score attacks), and I've been splitting my time between Runescape and Tetris DX. Simply put, I have a passion for tetris, and given time I WILL get better, so my skill will grow and I'll have to change that statement.

7. Kitaru

Welcome to the site!

Unfortunately, I think most people with 360s are on Tetris Splash. Although the possibility of a price drop was announced, I'm pretty sure it is still \$10 -- a bit steep for a game with only Marathon, 40 Lines, and multiplayer. However, there are also plenty of free PC alternatives with similar gameplay. You may want to look into Tetris Online Japan and Nullpomino.

8. Kaiki

Hello!
After much... pestering by Zircean, I've finally decided to join TC.
1. I haven't really had much knowledge or interest in Tetris until a few months ago, when I was able to see Zircean play and be pretty much amazed at what he was doing. I enjoy watching video games a lot, and Tetris was really no exception, so I watched him play a decent amount and finally started to play myself about three weeks ago. I am a horrible player, but I rather enjoy it.
2. I play mostly NullpoMino and TGM1... and as far as playing amounts it depends upon the day. I guess a rough estimate would be around two, three hours.
3. Mostly any RPG... Star Ocean, Fire Emblem, Tales of series, etc, as well as RTSes like Starcraft II and Warcraft III.
4. Don't really know many other puzzle games besides the ones that Zircean has showed me, and I'm going to assume those are known here.

9. PetitPrince

Welcome, BrianH1988, Kaiki !

Ai > random idea: how about adding a fifth point "how did you know TC ?"

10. Ai

Welcome Kaiki! Good choice to start playing TGM1.

I'll add it to the list. More and more pleople seem to be referred to the site by members.

11. Ineluctable_Entropy

1. Why did you start playing Tetris? Can you also please specify how long you have been playing and if you consider yourself a great player?
You see, there's this nerd I met in a club that I infrequently frequent. He was known as the "Tetris Guy" and a few other choice monikers I won't reveal right now. He was really good apparently.

Then one day, one of my friends asked me if he was a Tetris champion or something, to which I replied that I wasn't sure but didn't think so. Oh, how I was so wrong. Apparently, he's ranked second in the Occident, or something to that effect.

So then I got interested, because I had never known there was more to Tetris than just a boring old puzzle game that never ends.

I've been sparsely but regularly playing Tetris for about 2 months. Given this information, do you think I am a noob or a pro?

2. What Tetris games do you play and how much do you play?
TGM2 and recently, TDS after my friends introduced me to it. Read above^.

3. What other games besides Tetris (if any ) keep you busy?
TF2 and GoW2 (I play a lot of sequels, it seems...).

4. Any other block/puzzle games you enjoy?
Big Brain Academy, Professor Layton series, Puzzle Bobble, and I can't think of anything else, but these are the games I play rather frequently.

5. How did you find out about tetrisconcept?
See above ^.

On another note, I doubt I will post much as most topics here are too hardcore for me to read.

*sigh*

13. Ineluctable_Entropy

Oh hay Kitaru.

14. KevinDDR

Kitaru is a silly silly man. A silly silly man.

15. XaeL

whos ranked 2nd in the western world?

16. Edoa.k.a. FSY

Currently (11th June 2010), Kitaru is ranked 2nd after jago:

Code:
                               WESTERN RANKING

Rank--Name-----------------Grad - Lvl @ M. Time  - Date     - Comment

1--K----------------------Gm - 999 @ 08:13:90 - 05/30/10 - Orange line; Best M in 7:45:60
=====================================================================
2--Kitaru-----------------Gm - 999 @ 08:37:85 - 12/07/09 - On keyboard; Best S8 in 8:33:68
=====================================================================


17. Ineluctable_Entropy

Now why do you say that, I wonder.

18. Ineluctable_Entropy

*edits*

4. Any other block/puzzle games you enjoy?
Big Brain Academy, Professor Layton series, Puzzle Bobble Minesweeper, and I can't think of anything else, but these are the games I play rather frequently.

/ends spam posts

19. Octaedre

Hello ! My name is Octaedre aka Alex in real life. So without further ado, here are the answers to the introduction questions...

1. I started playing Tetris because of my general interest in puzzle games alltogether. When you play video games it is kind of an obligatory step to play this game, and as a Puyo Puyo player originally I had to play the genre's big name. I started playing god knows when but I really got into it six monthes ago when I discovered some videos of guys playing TGM at incredible speeds and that got me thinking. I don't consider myself a "good" player really, I'm average at best.

2. As I don't own an arcade cabinet I don't play TGM (yet) but I have been playing Heboris for about two monthes now (mainly the different forms of the DS World mode which I find sticks the most to how I play). I have also played some other various incarnations of Tetris over the years (the Virtual Boy ones, as I'm a big VB fan, I've also played on Tetris Friends quite a lot recently) and also two interesting variations (that I think there's not many people to enjoy) called Bombliss and Sparkliss (both available respectively on the Super Tetris 2 and 3 on the Super Nintendo and were developped by BPS) which are to me two of the most inventive variations on the classic game to ever grace game consoles or any other platform for that matter.

3. My three main other fields of interest in gaming are old school 2D platformers (some 3D ones, but mostly 2D) like the MD Sonic games, the Shadow of the Beast series, the Castlevania games (Chi no Rondo, the third one on the NES) among others ; 2D shmups, mostly the ones made by Cave like Mushihimesama, DoDonPachi, Dangun Feveron and others of the like (one of the gaming achievements I'm most proud of is having one-credited the PS2 version of Mushihimesama in Maniac mode) ; and finally point n'click/adventure games, such as the Monkey Island series, Sam & Max, the Myst saga and such.

4. As I mentioned the main game I play besides Tetris in the puzzle game genre is Puyo Puyo, mostly the second one on the Megadrive which I still like to play on a fairly regular basis (and to which I'm much more skilled than Tetris so to say).

5. I found out about Tetrisconcept on a recent video I watched of a superplay of TGM on a french channel called Nolife (yes I'm french) in which a player called PetitPrince mentioned the site, so I figured I'd drop by and after reading a few articles on the wiki (and learning a bunch of stuff I didn't even heard about) I decided to register on the forum to learn more about the game and the few people who decide to play it and take puzzle gaming to an amazing level. So here I am

20. colour_thief

Welcome Octaedre, hope you like it here.