Hatetris: the meanest Tetris clone you've ever played

hatetriswell.pngSure, Achewood and xkcd have joked about it, but it took the sadism of Sam Hughes to make Hatetris -- a one-off Tetris clone that spits out the statistically worst possible piece with every move -- a reality. As it damn well would, it starts with a ton of 'S' blocks -- the bane of every Tetris champ -- but just as you learn patterns to cope with that, it throws something more unmanageable your way. Hughes has added a replay feature which allows you to view skillful runs -- here meaning those that score over 10 cleared lines -- by other players. Hughes himself has only managed a top score of 5. My own is 3. It really is mean. Hatetris [Sam Hughes]

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  1. Shouldn’t a “constraint un-solving” Tetris be worse than a “statistically worst” Tetris?

    Pick the block that fits worst into the current stack? Or is that what they did and you called it “statistically”?

  2. I managed to clear 5 lines. Not sure it would be possible to do more. Replay code below. (SPOILER)

    D556 AAAA AAAA B69A AAAA AAAE AAAA AAAB 0AAA AAAA AAD5 56AA AAAA B56A AAAA AD6A AAAA AAB6 AAAA AAB6 2AAA AAAB 8AAA AAA8 0FCA AAAA AAA6 C2AA AAAA A8CA AAAA AB55 5AAA AAB6 6AAA ABAA AAAB 0AAA AAB5 55AA AAB5 AAAA 8DAA AAB0 AAAA B55A AAB5 AAAB AAAB 0AAA B55A A76A AEAA 80DA AC00 AAAA AAAA B000 03AA AA80 CAAA AA03 2AAA B556 AAA7 6AAA EAAA 0EAA A355 55AA B5AA BAA8 3AA8 03AA A5C5 0033 2AA3 2A8D AA5E A975 AA

  3. Holy crap I see in his post about the game a 22-line replay! Crazy!

    Still though, my favorite insane Tetris clone is an old DOS game from the ’90s called “Pufftris” where the whole playing field sways and swings in 3D, with the motion getting more violent the more lines you clear.

  4. 6 lines:

    AAAA AA95 D6AA 5D5A AAAA AA9D 55AA AAAA 95B9 AAAA 95B6 AAA9 756A AA56 76A9 9300 002A AAAA AAA2 1C0A AAAA AA8E 222A AA80 2BAA AA80 B8AA AA38 0AA8 C0AA AC2A AAAA A942 AC2A AAAA AAA3 8AAA A8B8 AAAA B82A AA88 EAAA 32A8 DAAA AAAA AABA AAAA AA36 A5AA AAAA 9AAA AAAA AAC5 7F0A AAAA A8D5 4FAA AAAA AA9D 4AAA AAAA AABA ABAA 5AAA AC51 8AAA AACA 9AA8 2AAA B54C A2AA 033E 9555 42AA AC00 FAAA A802 F79A A00A AA5E 5AAA A54C 2AA5 75AA A559 DAAD 6AA8 032A A3AA 83AA 77AA A05A A555 576A

  5. I did 6 as well with a bit different tactic than Bakelmun’s. I don’t think it’s doable to do more than 6 or at least 7.

    302A AAAA AAAA A8C0 AAAA AA8C 0AAA AAAA 302A AAA3 02AA AAA3 02A8 C0AA 8CAA AAAA AAAB 0AAA AAAA A32A AAAA A32A AAAB 0AAA AC2A AAEA AAAA AAAA AEAA AAAA EAAA AABA AAAA BAAA 97F4 AAAA AAAA AAA7 6AAA AAA7 6AAA AA76 AAAA A9D5 AAAA AAAA A95A AAAA 9AAA AA95 6AAA A8AA AAA6 AAAA 55AA AAAA 02AA AA42 AAA9 AAA9 56AA AAA8 00AA AA82 AAAA AA5A AAAF 556A AA96 AAAA AA0A AA80 C0AA AA30 2AA5 6AA9 AA2A 82A9 A8

  6. this seems to be a very ugly clone of Bastet, not sure why copyrights are ‘claimed’ here.

    go try Bastet, this game rocks.

  7. I vaguely remember playing some tetris game that had been cooked up to learn how you play.

    It gave you pieces as normal, but the programmer had constructed it to learn the way you play for the first few bits before you get tetris fatigue and then play automatically for you to see how well you could do if you weren’t subject to tetris fatigue.

    It was a nice feelgood thing- oh look, I could do 10,000 lines if I had the attention span!

  8. My friend just got a 7:

    D59A AAAA AAA7 666A AAAA AB55 6AAA AAAB 55AA AAB5 55AA AAAB 55AA A55D 6AAA 9AAA AAAA 82AA A9AA AA80 AAAA AAAA AC00 AAA5 5555 6AAA AB9A AAAA AAEA AAAA AB2A AAAA AA00 AAAA AAAA B0AA AAAA AAD5 6AB0 AAAA AAA0 0355 550A AAAA AD6A AAAB 54AA AAD6 AAB6 6A8E 9AAA ABAA AAAE AAAB AAAE A83A AAAA AC2A AAAB 0AAA AC2A AB0A AC00 02AA AAAA AC02 AAAA AAB2 AB6A 976A B00A AAAA AC00 AAAA AC00 AAAA F0AA AB55 AAB5 AABA A802 AAB0 AAB5 5AAD 6ABA AC02 AB0A 8

  9. 22

    EAAA AAAA AB0A AAAA AAAB 0AAA AAAA B00A AAAA AAA9 5AAA AAAA AAD5 6AAA AAAA 0C0A AAAA AAC0 2AAA AAAA 5AAA AAAA AB56 AAAA AAA6 AAAA AAAA D6AA AAAA AAAA AAAA AB6A AAAA AA2A AAAA AAAE AAAA AAAD 56AA AAAA A976 AAAA AA0A AAAA AAA9 6AAA AAA9 6AAA AAAC AAAA AAA8 0AAA AAAA A900 2AAA AAAA A56A AAAA AEAA AAA8 0AAA AAA6 802A AAAA AAB0 AAAA AAC2 AAAA B00A AAAA A5D6 AAAA B00A AAAA 5AAA AAAD 000A AAA9 D6AA AAA6 AAAA AD6A AAAA AAAA AB6A AAAA 2AAA AABA AAAA D56A AAA9 76AA AA0A AAAA A5AA AA5A AAA3 AAAA A02A AAAA 802A AAAA AA56 AAEA AA02 AAAA 6002 AAAA B0AA AB0A AB02 2AA9 75AA B00A A96A AAD5 AAB0 02AA 6AAA D6AA AAAB 6AA2 AAAD 56AA EAAD 5AAC 36AA A5AA CAA8 0AAA 802A AA75 6A80 AAA6 AA00 AA96 AAA8 2A80 2AA8

  10. I got 6 lines in 2nd try ;)

    6

    replay of last game: 3555 55AA AAAA AAAD 53EA AAAA AAAB 2AAA AA6A A8C0 002A AAAA AAAD 5555 5AAA AAAA B552 AAAA AAB5 AAAA AAAB 6AAA AAAB AAAA AAAB 2AAA AAAB 0AAA AAAA AB00 0005 5555 555A AAAA AD6A AAAA BAAA AAA7 5555 5AAA AAD6 AAAA BAAA AA75 5555 AAAB 5AAA AEAA AAD5 5555 AAB5 4AAA BAAA 55D6 AB5A A36A 80CA AAAA AAAC 001A AAAA AAA0 32DF EAAA AAAB 0AAA AAAB 0AAA AAB0 FAAA AAC2 AAAC 2A80 0000 0EAA AAAA 3000 00AA AAAC 0015 5555 56AB 54AA BAAB 0AA8 0000 3AAA AB00 5555 5400 A9EA 976A 8C00 0002 AAAA

  11. My best is 8:

    0000 2CAA AAAA AAAA AAA8 CAAA AAAA AAEA AAAA BAAA AAAA AB0A AAAA AC2A AAAA AAA9 CAD6 AAAA AAAA AA70 0000 0AAA AAAA AC01 2AAA AAAA 7566 AAAA AAAB 0AAA AB26 AAAA 8CAA AAAA C6AA AA9D AAAA AAA9 4775 AAAA AAAA D400 0155 572A AAAA 9755 5500 0000 04AA AAAA A755 555A AAAA AAA5 D400 0000 AAAA AAAC 000A AAA9 C0AA AC00 02AA AAAA 807A 302A A9C2 A2A7 2555 AAA0 0A96 9CAA AAAA 9756 AAAA AA9D 806A AC02 AAC2 AAA7 6AAA AAAA A975 EEB3 AAAA B5E7 5AAB 3EA3 95DA AAAB EFFB FA55 AAAA AAB5 56AA 1AAA A9D5 6AAA C02A AA32 AAEA A9DA AAA7 55AA AD03 2AA6 AA80 000A A940 008

    My 2nd try I got 5:

    5D56 AAAA AAAA AAA9 DAAA AA9C 2AAA AA9A A0EA AAAA AAAA 85D5 AAAA AAAA 75AA AAAA 9DAA AAAA AEA9 AAAA AA72 AAAA AAA8 EAAA A83C CAAA AAAA A555 A702 9555 AAAA AAA7 6AA8 6E1A AAA9 D56A AAAA AABA 76AA AAA9 D56A B5AA A87A AA83 4AAA AAAA 80C4 5AAA AAA0 000D 6AAA AA75 6AA1 D6AA 36AA 038A AAAA AAA0 0F77 0AAA AA30 A6AA AAD5 4000 0055 5555 AAB5 AA8D AAA0 EAAA B0AA A8C1 82AA AAC0 2AAA B556 AAD6 AAC6 AA32 AAA3 2AA0 C2AA B025 5555 51EA FFD0 000E A82B AE62 9A8

  12. Not my solution but very impressive:

    EAAA AAAA AB0A AAAA AAAB 0AAA AAAA B00A AAAA AAA9 5AAA AAAA AAD5 6AAA AAAA 0C0A AAAA AAC0 2AAA AAAA 5AAA AAAA AB56 AAAA AAA6 AAAA AAAA D6AA AAAA AAAA AAAA AB6A AAAA AA2A AAAA AAAE AAAA AAAD 56AA AAAA A976 AAAA AA0A AAAA AAA9 6AAA AAA9 6AAA AAAC AAAA AAA8 0AAA AAAA A900 2AAA AAAA A56A AAAA AEAA AAA8 0AAA AAA6 802A AAAA AAB0 AAAA AAC2 AAAA B00A AAAA A5D6 AAAA B00A AAAA 5AAA AAAD 000A AAA9 D6AA AAA6 AAAA AD6A AAAA AAAA AB6A AAAA 2AAA AABA AAAA D56A AAA9 76AA AA0A AAAA A5AA AA5A AAA3 AAAA A02A AAAA 802A AAAA AA56 AAEA AA02 AAAA 6002 AAAA B0AA AB0A AB02 2AA9 75AA B00A A96A AAD5 AAB0 02AA 6AAA D6AA AAAB 6AA2 AAAD 56AA EAAD 5AAC 36AA A5AA CAA8 0AAA 802A AA75 6A80 AAA6 AA00 AA96 AAA8 2A80 2AA8

  13. Got it to six. Whoo!

    C002 AAAA AAAA 32AA AAAA AAEA AAAA AAAD A6AA AAAA AC00 2AAA AAAB 00AA AAAA AB22 A2AA AA8C AAAA AAAA E2AA AAAB AAAA AAAB 55AA AAAA AAB5 AAAA AAAA DD56 AAAA AAA9 AAAA AAAB D56A AAAA AAC0 000A AAAA AAC2 AAAA AABA 8468 AAAA D000 AAAA AAC2 8AAA ABAA AA11 2AC5 6AAA AAAB 56AA AAAA D555 6AAA AAB5 56AA AAB5 5AAA AF5A AAAA A5AA AAAB 000A AAAA C2AA AA8C 02AA AB0A AAAC 002A AB0A AAC0 2AB0 AABA AAAB 55AA AAD5 2AAF 56B5 5AAD AAAA B5AA AAD6 AAB5 AAEA ABF0 02AA C2AB AA5D 6A

  14. Coworker down the hall just got 9:

    C80A AAAA AAAA B000 0AAA AAAA B000 0AAA AAB0 002A AAAA A0C2 AAAA AAB0 AAAA AA8C AAAA AAAA 32AA AAAA AC2A AAB2 6AAA AAAB AAAA AAAA BAAA AAAE AAAA 9DAA AAAA A9DA AAAA AAAA D6AA AAAA 302A A308 50AB 0AAA AAAC 2AAA EAAA A752 AAAA 7555 AAAA AAAA A975 56AA AAAA AB40 0002 B0AA AAAB AAAD 6AAA A755 AAAA AAAA AA55 AAAA 9AAA 956A AAAA 21AA AA9A AAAA 556A AAAA A02A AAA2 AAAA 6AAA A56A AAAA 002A A0AA AAAA AA96 AAF5 556A AAA8 DD5A AAAA AA0A AB35 555A AAA0 0AA1 AA0A A8C0 0AAA A5E0 2AAA 8

  15. What kind of evil and twisted mind would make something as cruel as this?
    Have been struggling with it and not doing well.. brilliant idea ;)

  16. Got 5

    AAA0 02D5 555A AAAA 5576 AAAA AA95 5567 55AA AAAA 9D55 AAAA AB55 6AAA AAD5 5AAA ADF5 5A9D AAAA AAAA B5AA AAAA AB5A AAAA AB5A AAAA B5AA AAB5 AAAB 5AAB AAAA AAAA BAAA AAAA BAAA AAAB AAAA ABAA AABA AABA A83A AAAA AAAB 03CA AA92 AAAA 983A AAAA AAB0 AAAA AA8C AAAA A8CA AAA8 CAAA A0EA 803A AAAA AA00 EAAA AAA0 32AA AAA0 32AA 80D5 5555 AAA9 DAAA BAAA 83AA AB55 6AAD 52AA EAA0 EAA0 0EAA 8017 556A B6A8 394A 8035 2A81 02A

  17. I got 7, (and would cleared another line on the last piece, but it didn’t count because the piece went above the line)

    AAAA AA55 5555 C000 0002 AAAA B0AA AAAA AEAA AAAA AAD6 AA00 0002 AAAA B0AA AAAA EEAA AAAA AC00 0002 AAAA AAAB 0AAA AAAE AAAA AA30 0002 AAAA AC2A AAAA BAAA AAB0 0000 AAAA AC2A AAAE AAAD 769A AAAA AAAB D5AA AAAA AAC0 0001 5555 55AA AAAA AAB5 5555 AAAA AAAD 5555 56AA AAAB 5555 6AAA AAD6 AAAA AAAD 6AAA AAAC 0000 0AAA AB0A AAAA EAAA A755 55AA AAAB 5555 5AAA AD55 556A D555 5AA0 0EAA AB82 AAAE AAAB 0000 2AAB 01AA AEAA B000 02AB 0AAE AB5A AAAA B5AA AAB5 AAAB 35AA AC00 02AA C2AA D555 5AA9 F6AA C000 2AB0 AAE5 5556 AEAB 6A

  18. 5 lines.

    5555 6AAA AAAA AAAA A6AA AAA8 AAAA AAAA A222 AAAA AAAA AA95 555A AAAA AA55 56AA AAAA 5555 5AAA AAAA 9555 6AAA AAA9 5555 6AAA AAA5 555A AAAA A555 56AA AAA5 5555 6AAA A955 5555 6AAA A556 AAA9 5555 6AAA 5555 AAA5 5555 402A AAAA AAA2 AAAA AAA8 AAAA AAA8 AAAA AAA2 AAAA AA2A AAAA 81AA AAA2 AAAA 8AAA AA2A AA2A AA2A AB00 1575 56A8 AAB0 0175 556A 2AB0 02AA AAAA AA30 2AAA AAA3 00AA AAA8 C0AA AAB0 00AA A95A 5AA5 AAAA AA0A AAC0 2AA3 014A A0A8

  19. Using “tris” in the title of a Tetris clone is a no no. Count down to legal nastygram from the litigious Tetris Company, in 5,4…

  20. It’s not hateful, it’s just dumb.

    If you let it, the game will spit “s” blocks at you forever, so the first trick is to learn how to force the game to change block types.

    Then, after a couple annoying pieces, it will spit “z” blocks at you forever, so the second trick is to learn how to avoid having the program change to the “z” blocks, or how to get back to different piece types as rapidly as possible.

    Honestly, it’s not as much a hateful version of Tetris as it is an exercise in tedium. Oh look, another “s” block… *yawn*

    -RTM

    1. I have had it spit out squares, l-shapes, straight lines, ‘s’ and ‘z’ pieces, so there goes your theory. This is a cleverly constructed lateral thinking excercise and the fact that you see it as tedious just goes to show that you have trouble thinking ‘outside the box’ and, as such, are probably an abject failure at playing this game.

      People can (so far) score from 0-22, which goes to show that there is a method to this game’s madness.
      Frustration and tedium are not the same thing you see…

      My best was, unfortunatly, 6.

  21. 12

    95AA AAAA AAAA 6AAA AAAA A8AA AAAA AAB0 002A AAAA AAAA 598A AAAA AAB5 556A AAAA 82AA AAAA AAAA A6AA AA8D 56AA AAAA A80A AAAA AAAA AA6A AAAA 8000 0AAA AAAA AAA6 AAAA AA2A AAAA AA82 8AAA AAAB 556A AAAA AA0C 05EA AAA5 5AA8 0002 AAAA AAAC 0555 554E 76AA AAAA A9AA AAA8 AAAA AA80 32AA AAAA B55A AAAA 75AA AAAD 6AAA AAB6 AAAA A0A9 DAAA A0AA AAAA 8C16 AAAA 80AA AAAA A00A AAAA A8CA AAAA A5D6 AAAA A6AA AAAA AAA0 AAAA A830 2AAA AAAA A000 AAAA AD55 55EA AAA6 AAAA 2AAA A030 AAAA D56C 3AAB 55AA A82A AA05 6AAA B56A A80A AAA0 0AAA A52A AA8A AAA0 AAA8 33F3 F7CA AAA7 6AAA 0503 16AA BAAB 5556 AAA7 0000 2A83 1AA4 AA97 56A9 AA03 2A

  22. I got 6, then utter fail
    replay of last game: D400 2AAA AAAA AC02 4AAA AAAA B00A AAAA ABA9 5680 08AA AAAC AAA8 AAAA C02A AAAA BAAA A0AA EAAA AAAA AAC6 AAAA AAB0 0AAA AE0A AAAA B6AA A2AA DA9A AAAA AAD9 AAAA AAAC 02AA AC8A AAAD AA2A AAB6 99AA 8AAD 59AA AAAA AABF 37D6 56AA A6AA 19AA 68AA AAAA 2AA0 2AAA A556 AAAA AAA6 A68A A88A 6AAA 5A6A AAAA 9A62 AA95 AAAA AA30 2AAA B00A AA9E AB56 AAAD 560C 88AA 826A B4EA A0B5 5AAA A88A AA62 AAAD 56AA B3C2 AAB5 AAAB 66AA C357 56AA 8D50 2A6A D6A8 DAA0 EAAC 02FE 2

  23. This is the worst version of Tetris I’ve ever played. The blocks don’t move down automatically and you can’t slide the tiles on their last decent as you can on every other Tetris game. Very poor, it had potential too.

  24. My friend is amazing and got 30…
    C02A AAAA AAAB 00AA AAAA AC08 AAAA AAC2 AAAA AAAA C2AA AAAA AEAA AAAA AA56 AAAA AAAA B55A AAAA AA96 AAAA AAAA D5AA AAAA A9AA AAAA AAB5 AAAA AAAA AAAA AAAA DAAA AAAA 9756 AAAA AA8A AAAA AAAB AAAA AAAB 5AAA AAAB 56AA AAAA AAAA A82A AAAA B00A AAAA A6D6 AB55 6AAA AAA9 4AAA AAA6 AAAA AD56 AAAA B56A AAAA 032A AAAA A65B F00A AAAA AA6E EFC0 2AAA AAAA EB00 AAAA AAA8 0AAA AAAA 802A AAAA AA54 AAAA AAA1 AAAA AAA0 AAAA AAA0 0AAA AAAA C02A AAAA B002 AAAA B00A AAAC 2AAA AAB0 AAAA AEAA AAA9 5AAA AAA9 D5AA AAA5 AAAA AAB5 6AAA A6AA AAAB 5AAA AAAA AAAA DAAA AAD5 56AA AA2A AAAA BAAA AAD6 AAAB 56AA AAAA 82AA AC02 AAA7 B5AA D556 AAAA 52AA A6AA B55A AB56 AA80 FCAA AAA5 583F 0AAA A9BB BF00 AAAA AE80 32AA AA82 FAAA A802 AAAA 96AA AA1A AAA8 2AAA A00A AAAB 00AA AB00 AAB0 AAAB 0AAB AAA9 5AAA AD56 AA5A AAB5 6AAC 02A9 AAAB 5AAA AAAD AAB5 5AA2 AAAE AA0A AAB2 AAD5 6AB5 AA02 AAA0 0AAA B55A AD6A BAAC 2AAB 0AA0 C2AA C02A

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