Blocks with imaginative names
Everyone (or almost) knows the game Ttris, which contributed to the success of Nintendo’s portable Game Boy.
These blocks are called “ttromino”.
Do these ttrominos have a name or another?
We’re in the Jeopardy TV game in October 2019.
Moderator Alex Trebek asks which video game contains puzzle pieces called Orange Ricky, Hero and Smashboy.
Candidate Jessica GARSED gives the “correct answer”.
But officially, the Ttris Trominos are not called Orange Ricky, Hero, and Smashboy, nor Blue Ricky, Teewee, Rhode Island Z, or Cleveland Z. All of these names apparently come from a viral image that circulated in February of this year, Anne (2019), which claimed to come from the NES Tetris operating instructions.
It looks like it’s the twitter user “vecchito”
who tweeted this false information.
The bogus anecdote in question spread on social media, spread, and went viral to the point where someone at Jeopardy took it at face value and asked their competitors a bogus question about the Ttris game.
Each tromino has a letter name and several alternative names, but none of the above.
The seven one-sided trominos are I, O, T, S, Z, J and L.
The “I-ttromino” can also be called “Slim Jim”, “Flashmaker” … and we simply call it “Stick” or “Bar”.
The “J-ttromino” can also be called “Left Periscope” … and for us it is more simply “L inverse”. With the “L-ttromino” it will be “Right Periscope” … or with us “L invers”.
The “O-ttromino” is most often called “Box” and “Carr”. The “T-ttromino” can be called “Tetris Block” or “Pyramid”, which means “Pyramid” for us.
For the “S-ttromino” we are talking about the “Reverse Squiggly” or the “Z invers”. The “Z-ttromino” can take the name “Left Snake” or “S invers”. Find other names on the “Source Links”.