There’s a Tetris Easter Egg in Some Russian Vehicles!

Over the years, we’ve seen Tetris on every system imaginable. Obviously, it was on the Game Boy and NES, with the former being the version known by most people, but it was also ported to a whole laundry list of other platforms too. The Nintendo 3DS, iPhones, internet browsers… heck even the bloody Nuon got a version of Tetris in 2001! When it comes to consoles, Tetris has had games made them for all.

But one platform you wouldn’t expect to see the game on is an actual van. Yep, over in Russia, even certain types of van have a version of Tetris you can unlock if you know what you’re doing! Here’s a video showing it in action:

As you can guess, it’s obviously a rather limited port. There are just two colours, there’s no music playing in the background (as far as I can tell) and controls are obviously a bit clunky given the interface.

Yet even with those limitations, it’s still somewhat impressive that a vehicle has a game like this lying around for bored drivers to find. So, if you want to play it yourself (and own a GAZELLE next van), here are the instructions needed to unlock it:

  1. Turn on the ignition
  2. Start the vehicle
  3. Activate the right turn signal for three blinks
  4. Double click the trip odometer reset button twice
  5. Push the clutch five times
  6. Then rev the engine to 2000 RPM while turning on the left turn signal

If you did it right, you’ll be playing the world’s smallest, somewhat most awkward version of Tetris. It’s a pretty neat way to pass the time if you’re sat parked outside a building waiting for someone, or your vehicle’s broken down.

Just don’t play it while driving, okay? Russia has enough traffic accidents as it is, and they probably don’t want to have to add ‘distracted by playing Tetris’ to the list of dangerous driving offences to watch out for.

But what do you think about it? Are you amused that now even some vehicles have a version of Tetris you can unlock as an Easter egg?

What do you think the chances are of any other vehicle manufacturers doing the same?

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There’s an Easter Egg on Russian Vans That Lets You Play Tetris (Jalopnik)


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