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Comedian Adam Blank and his guests reminisce about their favourite retro video games

January 5, 2021

Remember The Game #130 - Tetris

The term "the greatest video game in the history of the industry" gets thrown around a lot these days, but when it comes to Tetris, it may actually be true.
 
Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, has played Tetris. The concept is so damned simple. Make lines out of falling bricks. When you do, the line disappears. Rinse and repeat until the screen fills up or the batteries on your GameBoy die. It's so easy to learn, so difficult to master, and it's more addictive than cigarettes*.
 
*Haven't fact checked that.
 
My guest, former RTG Hall of Famer Mark McCue is a Tetris junkie just like me, and damned if we didn't find a way to make a conversation about bricks entertaining. I really like this episode, and I hope you do too.
 
But before we talk the famous Tetris, it's the Remember The Game Infamous Intro! This week, I talk about Ready Player One, we debate Raphael's value to the TMNT, someone asks for PS4 game recommendations, and more!
 
And of course, we play 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One'. This time around, it's the High Score' Edition, starring Galaga, Pac-Man, and Donkey Kong.
 
If you want to skip to something specific, here's where to go:
 
0:00 - 2:15 Intro 
 
2:15- 10:34  Initial self-indulgent rambling
 
10:34 - 21:10 'Blowing In The Cartridge' (Listener comments & questions, and Letter Time!)
 
21:10 - 31:42 'Play One. Remake One. Erase One.'
 
31:42 - 32:50 What have I been playing?
 
32:50 - 36:20 Listener's Tetris Memories
 
36:20 + Tetris Talk!
 
Enjoy the podcast!

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