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Right-handed version was used in Tetris (NES, Nintendo) and Tetris & Dr. Mario. Tetrominoes spawn with their highest block on row 20.

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Right-handed version

Left-handed version was used in Tetris (Game Boy). Tetrominoes enter with their highest block on row 17.

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Left-handed version

Games using this rotation system generally have no wall kick and no lock delay.

Later Tetris games published by Nintendo (Tetris DX, The New Tetris, and Tetris DS) use different rotation systems.

See also Edit

Tetris and other puzzle games published by Nintendo {{}}
Console releases: Tetris (NES, Nintendo) | Tetris & Dr. Mario | The New Tetris | Tetris Party
Handheld releases: Tetris (Game Boy) | Tetris DX | Tetris DS
Topics: Nintendo Rotation System

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