With the way Chrome extensions are evolving, I won't be surprised if I come across a full-fledged game as an extension! These days, there are all sorts, be it email finder, chatGPT, or even video downloaders.

It is good to see that different types of applications and software are becoming integrated into one big system for ease of access. But sometimes, users need to relax or pass the time. This is where game extensions come in. They are fun, light on the system, and easy to install!

A Walk Down The Memory Lane

Tetris, the brainchild of Russian designer Alexey Pajitnov, came to life (digitally) in 1984. It did what no other game at the time could; it offered a unique blend of simplicity and addictive gameplay.

However, the partnership with Nintendo in 1989 helped this game rise to an international level. The game became a bundled title with the release of the Game Boy handheld console, bringing it to a global audience. Tetris's status was cemented as a cultural phenomenon, which paved the way for a long legacy.

Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, this game continued to evolve and adapt, starting from its appearance to its availability. At first, it was just the computers, but then it extended its reach to gaming consoles, mobile phones, handhelds, and even Chrome. Throughout its history, it never changed anything about its gameplay, only the way it looked or its music.

With each iteration, the game introduced new features and enhancements while staying true to its core mechanics. With the rise of online gaming in recent years, Tetris has had to evolve too, and it did so by offering multiplayer modes and competitive tournaments.

Today, this game stands as a testament that you don't have to get super complex with your ideas. A simple idea and a good execution are all you need. To this day, it is still an immensely popular game that many enjoy and even conduct championships for.

What's The Tetris Effect?

It is a psychological phenomenon where individuals who spend a lot of time playing Tetris or similar puzzle-solving games begin to see real-world objects and situations. Coined by psychologist Jeffrey Goldsmith in 1994, this effect highlights the brain's ability to adapt to patterns and stimuli, causing players to mentally rearrange objects or imagine fitting them together like puzzle blocks.

The Tetris Effect can manifest in different ways, such as seeing geometric shapes or patterns in everyday objects, visualizing objects that could be arranged to fit together, or even dreaming about Tetris-related scenarios. Apparently, it's due to the brain's tendency to seek out and process patterns, which becomes heightened through repetitive exposure.



The classic block-stacking video game is now available as a Chrome Extension! You can start playing it right away, and you don't need an internet connection.

With five challenging game modes, including Marathon and Quick Play, this format offers endless entertainment. Challenge yourself to clear lines and achieve high scores as you strategically stack and rotate blocks to perfection.

Arcade Classics


This one's a classic (see what I did there?).

Arcade Classics contains a list of numerous classic games that we, as kids, fell in love with.

The list of games it contains are:

  • Tetris
  • Pong
  • Breakout
  • Space Invaders
  • Pacman
  • Asteroids
  • 2048
  • Minesweeper
  • Snake

It cannot get any better than this when it comes to just relaxing or reliving your childhood.

Tetris Classic


With over 3 million users and a rating of 4.9 stars, there's not much to say about this one. Users really loved it, I loved playing it. It's fun and colorful, and the music is fun to listen to.

You cannot go wrong with downloading this version of the classic video game.

Classic Brick Game 80th


Now, this one has an online mode where you can compete with others to get the highest score. How's that for taking things to the next level?

Other than the online high-score competition, this one is pretty much the same as all the others. I mean it's a puzzle game, there's only so much variation a developer can do.

Stacker - Falling Blocks!


Tetris itself is not a game but a type of puzzle. So, this one isn't named like all the others. It's just called Stacker, which essentially means the same. The objective of this game is the same; keep stacking one shape on top of another.

And this one remembers where you left off, so no worries if your browser closes unexpectedly!



As the overview of this extension says, it's a fun game that plays in pop-up.

That's it.