Before Nintendo licenced Tetris for the Game Boy, the Russian puzzler was subject to some pretty shady licencing deals which involved several different individuals trading global rights to a game they didn't really own.
The fallout of this was that the arcade and Japanese home system rights went to Sega, which duly produced a coin-op version and a port for its Mega Drive console.
To cut a long story short, the rights Sega had been sold were in fact worthless, and the company was forced to cancel its Mega Drive port of Tetris. It is believed that it never actually went on sale, but there are a tiny number of complete copies in the wild. Today, it's one of the rarest games in existence and is worth an insane amount of money.
But none of that matters now, because Sega has just revealed that it is including this version of Tetris on its upcoming Mega Drive Mini micro-console, making it even better value for money than it was already. It even rolled out Tetris creator Alexey Pajitnov and Henk Rogers – co-founder of The Tetris Company and the man responsible for brokering the deal with Nintendo – to make the announcement.
It's worth noting that this isn't the exact same version that was ported to the Mega Drive, but a revised and updated variant which improves the gameplay. God bless you, M2.
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