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SOVIET COMPUTER GAME, TETRIS, POPULAR IN COMECON COUNTRIES

The Soviet Academy of Sciences in Moscow is out to win the hearts and minds of the computer literati of the West with a game called Tetris which was written by an 18-year-old on an IBM Personal has been a big hit throughout the Comecon countries: the game, which has nine levels of difficulty, involves lining up a series of falling blocks before they fill the screen: Reuters reports that versions are planned for nine popular computers, at $14 to $35, and games software distributor Mirrorsoft Ltd, here in London has versions for MS-DOS, Amstrad CPC, PCW and Sinclair Spectrum, Atari ST, Acorn BBC and Electron, Commodore 64 and Amiga, and MSX.

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