Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What are the keyboard controls for this game?
    Arrow Keys – Move the Tetrimino
    Rotate Clockwise – Up Arrow or X
    Rotate Counter–clockwise – Z
    Hard Drop – Space Bar or Ctrl
    Pause – P
    Quit – Q
    Mute sound – M
    Play with Music – T
    Faster Keys – K
  • Is there a way to use my mouse to play?
    Nope, this game requires your keyboard to play.
  • What happened to the previous version of FreeTetris.org?
    Effective September 1, 2010, the ownership of FreeTetris.org was transferred to Tetris Online, the exclusive online licensee of The Tetris Company of all rights to the world–famous electronic game called Tetris® in North America and Europe.

    As a result of this transfer, Tetris Online has updated FreeTetris.org with several changes, including:
    • You are no longer requested to supply your e–mail address
    • An official version of the Tetris game, known as Tetris® N–BloxTM has been added
  • I gave this site my e–mail in the past. Do you now have access to it?
    We did not acquire any e–mail addresses during the transfer of ownership. Furthermore, we’ve removed the requirement to provide an e–mail address.
  • What is going to happen to this site in the future?
    We recognize this site has been around for a long time and truly value all of the users who frequently visit it. As such, we fully intend to keep the site running by offering Tetris N–Blox for visitors to enjoy for the near future. If anything changes in our plan, we will provide an update before the change happens.
  • What is different about this particular game?
    When compared to the game that was previously made available on this site, you may notice the following changes:
    • Hard Drop – The Tetrimino will drop directly to the bottom of the Matrix when you press the Space Bar or Ctrl.
    • Play with Music – A traditional Tetris tune will play in the background by pressing "T" to toggle this feature ON or OFF.
    • Faster Keys – Speed up your performance by pressing "K" to toggle this feature ON or OFF.
  • Who created Tetris® N–BloxTM?
    N–Blox was developed by Paul Neave. Pursuant to an agreement between Paul Neave and Tetris Holding, Tetris N–Blox is now an official Tetris version and is owned by Tetris Holding.
  • Where can I find other Tetris® games to play on the Web?
    Check out Tetris Friends Online Games (www.tetrisfriends.com) for a wide variety of authentic Tetris game modes, including a version of Tetris N-Blox that you can keep track of your best performances on. You can also enjoy multiplayer Tetris games on Facebook by visiting Tetris Battle.