Tetris celebrated it’s 25th years anniversary this week. What do you think of this game? I think it was brilliant and was destined to be a classic.

I remember the first time I played tetris was sometime in the winter of 1990, yep Kuwait was still invaded and we were in france visiting my aunt. I remember I got to play with my aunt’s gameboy and trying tetris for the first time. I was soooo taken away and just couldn’t believe how my luck sucked at the time coz I only discovered this game the day we were leaving france.

I then got another glimpse at this incredible game when we went to Bahrain, in ramadan of 1991, Kuwait was just freed by then. I remember one Kuwaiti girl on our block had the gameboy and we all played together so I was always asking her to play with her gameboy.

I remember I was jumping with joy after visiting my aunt in Kuwait for the first time right after the invasion, coz she had just bought me one from france! I couldn’t believe it lol! I remember that I got to boss my little brother around in order to let him play with my gameboy… well, I bossed him around till my parent got him later the game gear.


I realized that this was my second mention of the invasion time and it’s also of a happy memory, and that this could lead people who don’t know how old I am or even foreigners to believe that we and Kuwaitis in general weren’t caring enough about their country back then, and I could be misrepresenting Kuwaitis in general (some of Kuwait haters used to say that we were indifferent to that fact that our country was at war). So, just in case, I’d like to say that I was 7-8 years old back then, and thats why all of my memories of that time are happy ones. Sorry, I just had to mention that 🙂


This entry was posted on Monday, June 8th, 2009 at 6:27 pm

4 Responses to “25 years worth of Tetris”

  1. dima says:

    Ee walla, all hail to the person who invented it!!

  2. 1001Nights says:

    Regarding the update, you were a child at the time and your parents job was to make you feel safe and shield you from the tragedies happening in Kuwait. Obviously your parents did a great job. But I’m really glad you made it clear that you were a child in the update section because I think there are way too many people who make light of what happened to Kuwait during the time of the invasion and they’re very quick to judge us.

  3. Marzouq says:

    I remember playing Tetris and Spiderman very very very intensely on the gameboy at one point I even had the magnifying glass and external speakers with their owns batteries —-> Full On Nerd! 🙂

  4. Bu Yousef says:

    A classic from its first day!