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Discover What Play Modes Await in Tetris for 3DS

Posted by Trevor Chan

Enough content to host a block party

It's a little bit of a shame that the upcoming Tetris game for the 3DS didn't make it in time for the handheld's launch as the original Tetris did for the chunkier-than-chunky Game Boy all those years ago. If it's any consolation, we can take solace in the fact that at least it will make it to retail by the end of the year and it looks as fun as ever.

Developed by Hudson Soft and published by Tetris Online, the new Tetris will cater for gamers of all ages and will feature over 20 play modes. The traditional way of slotting the blocks together is still intact, but with that recognisable game mechanic comes a number of alternative modes to tuck into as well.

New ways of playing include the use of Augmented Reality, various Party modes and numerous multiplayer modes that support up to eight players. Players can connect to the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and play others online, or if a group of friends are together, they can make use of the local multiplayer and Download Play modes.


  • Over 20 Tetris game modes
  • Featured Game Modes: Marathon, Computer Battle, Fever, and Survival
  • Party Game Modes: Stage Racer Plus, Shadow Wide, Jigsaw, Tower Climber, Capture, Fit, Bombliss, sprint, and Master Mode
  • Augmented Reality Game Modes: AR Marathon, and AR Tower Climber
  • Local Multiplayer game Modes (2P-8P): VS Battle, VS Stage Racer, VS Shadow Wide, VS Capture, and Co-op Tower Climber
  • Download Play Game Modes (2P-8P): Marathon with Everyone, Fever with Everyone, and VS Battle
  • Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Game Modes (2P-6P): 3 variants of World Battle
  • Discover new and exciting Items for Fever using SpotPass

Tetris will be slowly floating down onto store shelves this October.

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User Comments (9)



bboy2970 said:

That AR mode looks really cool and impressive. Looking forward to picking this up!



Retro_on_theGo said:

Oh I remember this from the software line up video a long time ago. There's a level where you see Bomberman once you clear all the blocks!



Supremeist said:

I would get this if it was 3DSWare, but I'm not spending 40 on a Tetris game, as much as I love the game, I'm not getting sucked in!

But it looks great.



iphys said:

Oh nice, we're actually getting some new game modes, and not just a repeat of the Tetris Party games.



SpicyDuck said:

That's a lot of content.... so yeah $40 retail should be expected, and I need to buy a new tetris game since I lost my Tetris DS (best one EVER IMO)



Nintendude92 said:

I let out a long groan when I heard hudson was doing Tetris for 3DS. Tetris party was so sluggish.. and didn't look so hot on any platform. But it looks great and the trailers I've seen look tons of fun. I will most likely pick this one up, retail or otherwise



Sam_Loser2 said:

When is it coming out? Seems like it has quite a bit of content, and the wide array of multi-player options is nice. I would like to see it priced at $30 though, as I'm not sure it would be worth a full retail price. Probally will get it either way though.

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