1989 The Software Publisher’s Association awards Tetris four Excellence in Software Awards, which were then considered the “Oscars” for the software industry.
Tetris comes in #1 in Electronic Gaming Monthly's 100th issue.
Game Informer Magazine's 100th issue lists Tetris in the #3 spot on its “Top 100 Game of All Time.”
Electronic Gaming Monthly ranks Tetris #4 in “The Greatest 200 Videogames of Their Time.”
Alexey Pajitnov receives the First Penguin Award at the Game Developers Conference. Tetris is widely recognized as the game that gave birth to the casual gaming industry.