Blue Scuti, a 13-year-old competitive gamer, has unofficially beaten the NES version of Tetris for the first time ever by reaching its mythical true killscreen, nearly 35-years after its release. This was accomplished by completing level 157 of the game, which is when it crashes.
It took Blue Scuti around 38-minutes to achieve this feat, while making use of a rolling technique that saw him press the D-pad at least 20-times per second by gliding his fingers along the bottom of the controller. The nerves really didn’t start kicking in for him until after the 30-minute mark when a simple missed tap could have ended the run.
Tiny Arcade Tetris, Multicolor, 3.75 inch
- The iconic arcade game of the 80’s is back, in miniature size!
- Screen size is 1.5 inches with an overall cabinet size of 3.75 x 1.75 x 1.75, each Tiny Arcade is a working, miniature version of the original…
- Complete gameplay includes full color, Hi-Res screen, authentic game sounds, joystick, and two control buttons in a backlit arcade style cabinet
I was only about 18 lines (off the crash mark)…and, you know, I just thought if I was so close I might as well race him for it,” said Scuti.