[–] Neongreen 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I'd like to see those names in Russian.

[–] DillHoleBagHands 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Exactly. Russian game with American names. Smells (((fishy)))

[–] Wahaha 1 point -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Russian game, stolen by the Japanese with American names.

[–] WakkoWarner 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Pur yourself in the shoes of whoever wrote that manual. They commissioned you a 20 pages booklet on a game that is self explanatory. What the hell do you do to fill all the pages?

[–] BareBackOpSec [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

There is a manual, I downloaded a pdf. I think this is a hoax though. Jeopardy! bought it though.

[–] screamingrubberband 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

No.

No they don't.

Source: am an old fucker.

[–] BareBackOpSec [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You got your Tetris manual right there do you?

I downloaded the manual for NES and didn't see it.

This seems to be the source tweet: https://twitter.com/vecchitto/status/1100103587865284609

This guy thinks its a hoax: http://www.8-bitcentral.com/blog/2019/tetrisBlockNames.html

This guy played along: https://www.joe.co.uk/gaming/tetris-block-names-221127

This says they were named but doesn't say exactly what: https://www.thegamer.com/tetris-fun-facts/

Apparently, even Jeopardy! fell for it (if it is a hoax).

(video sauce)

[–] Wahaha ago  (edited ago)

In fact, I do. But only for the GameBoy version.There's a section showing all the shapes, but none of them is named.

[–] noob_tube 1 point 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Fake

[–] BareBackOpSec [S] 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

LOL

[–] Buff_Awesome ago 

Well alright then.

[–] Wahaha 1 point -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

The question doesn't really match with the answer, though.

[–] Nigloo_Dismantler 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

types with bug claws "THE BLOCKS HAVE NAMES"

[–] AnotherGrayman ago 

Orange L

Blue L

Left Z

Right Z

Line

Tee

Square

[–] Vortonet ago 

THEY HAVE NAMES NOW

[–] observation1 ago  (edited ago)

Nope.

Stick or Line

Block or Box

Three

"L" or gun

Backwards "L"

Step or 'stupid thing'