Incredible 20-Second Tetris Game Must Be Seen To Be Believed

Are you ready to see something incredible? I'm not sure you're ready. Get ready. Are you ready now? OK. Check this business out.

There's playing Tetris, and then there's PLAYING TETRIS. This video, of a Tetris "sprinter" who goes by Keroco, falls into the latter category.

Mental Floss has a more in-depth breakdown of what's happening, but basically: Sprinters try to clear 40 lines in Tetris as fast as possible. Here, Keroco cranks out 40 lines in 19.68 seconds, the first time anyone has ever beaten the 20-second barrier.

Also recommended: Check out Keroco's YouTube page, which documents the slow climb toward perfection. I don't even know what else to say about this. Good gravy.

20 Seconds of Tetris Madness [Mental Floss via Washington Post, h/t grapefrukt]


    Did they use a mind reader? I can't see how you can push buttons so fast.

    Is it a preset order of pieces? Doesn't seem possible with a random draw.

      It's a randomish draw.

      They have random groups of all seven blocks (they're called Tetrominoes by the way) that they spit out. So you never have to wait long for a line piece.

      The person playing didn't know anything other than what was shown on screen. With enough practice, people really can get this good.

      My understanding is that the order of pieces is random, but every group of 7 includes every tetromino. That is, if you get the first 6 in a row and don't get a straight (or a square, or an L, or whatever), you can tell in advance what the 7th piece will be; you'll also never have to wait more than 13 pieces for another straight.

    I used to pride myself on my tetris 'skillz'.....after watching this I think i'll go home and lay under a blanket for a while :[

    Give this man an Oscar. I know he's not even an actor I DON'T CARE JUST GIVE HIM SOMETHING

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