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Playable TETRIS Game is Hidden in the Dashboard of a Russian Car

Playable TETRIS Game is Hidden in the Dashboard of a Russian Car

Tetris is easily one of the greatest video games ever created, and it’s about to find new form over in Russia. The creators of the GaZelle Next car have hidden a working copy of Tetris in the dash.

Via Laughing Squid and Geekloogie, the GaZelle Next’s hidden Tetris game isn’t quite on par with the Game Boy version from 1989 that cemented its place in video game history. In fact, it’s a pretty bare bones copy of the game that can be controlled by turning the speedometer and RPM meters. But it really works, and it’s even got a safety feature that insures the game can only be played while the vehicle is in park. That probably saved the world from the first ever Tetris fatality.

This is far from a high end feature, and modern cars could easily recreate much more elaborate versions of Tetris. But as a homage to the lasting contribution of Russian game designer Alexey Pajitnov, this feels like a fitting tribute.

Believe it or not, there has been some talk about turning Tetris into a series of motion pictures. As we reported last year, Mortal Kombat producer Larry Kasanoff is heading up a U.S./Chinese co-production of the Tetris movie, which he described as “an epic sci-fi thriller.” We have absolutely no idea how that could possibly work, but we are definitely curious to see if it can be done. In the meantime, we’ll happily play Tetris on our phones until we can get some Russian cars of our own.

What did you think about the Tetris Easter Egg in the GaZelle Next? Let your thoughts fall into place within the comment section below!

Images: Nintendo/Top Video Channe

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