Mac OS X - Tetris hidden in the terminal

Ivan's picture

1. Open the finder
2. Open Applications
3. Open Utilities
4. Open Terminal
5. type "emacs"; click enter
6. Press ESC + X at the same time
7. Type "tetris"
8. Play Tetris! Use the arrow keys to move and rotate the blocks, and press the space to make the blocks fall.
This isn't really a part of the Mac OS, it's a part of emacs which is part of the UNIX system. Most Mac users don't know this is included with their computer. There are many more games included as well. To know what other games are included, do the following:
Open the terminal again, at the prompt type:
"ls /usr/share/emacs/21.2/lisp/play"
Don't forget the space!
You'll get a directory of the games included with emacs,
to play these games do the same thing as with tetris,
except type your chosen game's name in place of tetris.

Mintsauce's picture


That's pretty cool Ivan.

(okay, i love plugins) - so... i see you click click click to finally open utilities. I found this cool little FREE plugin the other day called himmelbar, that basically puts all your apps and utils in a sweet drop down menu. Quick access - i love it.

Oh, and have you seen VirtueDesktops? (since i'm on the plugin run) It's really increased my productivity. No more minimizing, maximising, sizing, blah di blah. Just swap to desktops and keep on working. It's basically a virtual desktop plugin. Works nicely.

Just GOOGLE of course, they're easy to find.