In days of yore and PDP-11, there was a game Pentax, written by unknown author. If anybody doesn't know - it's alike Tetris, except that only quinary figures - pentamino - are dropped in a glass. This game afforded me not a few hours of great pleasure.
And here in present times I bethought of it and undertook a search for something alike in Internet. To my great surprise I didn't find that I wanted. There were a lot of Tetrises and of its perverted modifications, fussy and with Bacchanal songs and dancing. The were variants with figures of various size. But I didn't succeed to find classical, genuine Pentax.
Therefore after some hesitation I tackled the problem and wrote this game. And uploading it for common use. Maybe somebody else has a nostalgia of it. And surely it has chances to please you even if you never saw it.
Controlling falling figures. It is convenient to place right hand on calculator-like keys right on keyboard - forefinger on 4 (left arrow) key, middle one on 5 (it presses 2 (arrow down) too), ring-finger - on 6 (right arrow). Put left hand on a space key.
Goal of the game - to fill completely rows in a glass. Filled rows are annihilated, and player get points of score - 10 points for every filled row + height, from that last figure was dropped down + current speed value. So, it is worth-while not to wait until a figure falls itself, but to drop it by space key.
After every 10 filled rows falling speed increments by one - from 0 to 9. At zero speed a figure falls one cell in roughly one second, at 9th - in 1/10 seconds. But after 9th speed happy player newly get 0 ones and can take breath.
The game is free, please play all who want.
But if somebody will get such a pleasure from the game that will wish to express his acknowledgment to the author and support him in his future well-intentions, donations may be done from the game home page http://www.ov-soft.com/apps/pentax/pentax.shtml.