At the same time I came up with the idea for this comic I also came up with a new idea for a t-shirt. So I decided to create a new shirt for BigBoomBomb.com and start the pre-order for it today. The shirt is the Evolution of Tetris and with all other pre-orders, you save $2 off the regular price and guarantee yourself a copy of it as well. Below is a design for said shirt:
While making this comic, I learned something new. The pieces in Tetris that I’ve known as tetrads are no longer referred to as such. They are now called tetrominoes. Which is why the five block version in the first panel is called a pentomino. Unfortunately, I could except pentomino into my vocabulary, but tetrads will always be tetrads in my book. I’m not changing my ways on that. Sorry PC Police.
Personally, it’s been a pretty long time since I last played Tetris. I’ve always loved the game. I just haven’t played it in a while. Maybe I’ll play it when Infinite Interactive creates their next Puzzle Quest franchise that looks remarkably like Tetris, but isn’t. You know… just how Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords isn’t Bejeweled or Puzzle Quest: Galactrix isn’t Hexic. My guess is the next one will have something to do with WWII. Maybe Puzzle Quest: Inglourious Basterds.