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Overview

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This is a Pretty Decent console-mode Tetris clone.

Features

  • Multiple color schemes, including "standard", MS-DOS Tetris, and NES-style (changes on each level)
  • Roughly NES-like scoring and difficulty escalation
  • Drop shadow to see where the falling piece will land
  • Sound effects
  • High scores [see below]

Installation

First, you'll need libncurses and libao, as well as a C compiler that supports the C99 standard (clang or gcc will work suitably). Once you have the prerequisites, just run make and copy the resulting tetris executable into your location of choice, and run that file whenever you would like to relax with a delightful game of piece-fitting.

Key bindings

Function Key(s)
Move left Left, h
Move right Right, l
Rotate left Up, k, r, z
Rotate right t, x, /
Soft drop Down, j
Hard (instant) drop Space, Return, n
Pause game Pause/Break, p
Change color scheme c
Toggle sound s
Toggle piece preview Tab
Toggle shadow _ (underscore)
Redraw screen Ctrl-L
Start over Ctrl-N
Exit q

Notes

Only the top high score is currently shown, but your ten best scores are saved in ~/.tetris if you'd like to see them.

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