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Review: Tetris Ultimate (3DS)

Tetris Ultimate (3DS)

The ultimate Tetris?

Tetris has been around since 1984, where it was developed in Russia for the DVK, a Soviet computer, but most people remember either the Game Boy or the NES version as being the breakthrough for the title. To say that Tetris is successful is an understatement; the gameplay is just as enjoyable as it was thirty years ago and...

News: Ubisoft Confirms Exclusive 3DS Mode for Tetris Ultimate, Along With Online Features

Ubisoft Confirms Exclusive 3DS Mode for Tetris Ultimate, Along With Online Features

Challenge modes to test Nintendo gamers

There was, unsurprisingly, irritation when it looked like Ubisoft would be bringing Tetris Ultimate to PS4 and Xbox One but not a Nintendo system — it later emerged during E3 that a version is actually coming to 3DS this Autumn / Fall. The company has 'announced' this version somewhat belatedly today, but...

News: 'Mr. Tetris', Henk Rogers, Discusses Game Boy Sales and Nintendo

'Mr. Tetris', Henk Rogers, Discusses Game Boy Sales and Nintendo

"It would be nice to see them gain some momentum again"

This year is undoubtedly notable for one of the best-known franchises in gaming, as Tetris celebrates its 30th Anniversary. It was created by Alexey Pajitnov in the Soviet Union in 1984, and in one of the smartest video game business deals ever made Henk Rogers travelled to Russia to secure...

Video: Puzzle Mashup Puyo Puyo Tetris Works Better Than You Might Think

Puzzle Mashup Puyo Puyo Tetris Works Better Than You Might Think

Two puzzle giants collide, with interesting results

We've dished out info on Sega's curious Puyo Puyo and Tetris fusion before, but now the playable demo has finally hit the Japanese eShop we've been able to get our grubby mitts on it and give you a real look at how it all works. It sounds quite jarring to play Puyo Puyo against someone else who's...

News: Quest Begins To Find The Best Game Boy Tetris Player In The United Kingdom

Quest Begins To Find The Best Game Boy Tetris Player In The United Kingdom

Block buster

Since the release of the excellent King of Kong, it's fair to say that the world of video game high-score chasing has become a little more respectable. The documentary showed that the people who post these amazing scores are necessarily locking themselves away in rooms for weeks at a time; they're normal people with families and jobs...

Weirdness: Tetris May Be An Ideal Cure For Lazy Eye

Tetris May Be An Ideal Cure For Lazy Eye

Oh medical studies, how we love you

In recent years, particularly with the control and gameplay innovations of the DS / Wii era onwards, we've seen Nintendo systems used for various medical studies and treatments; that's most assuredly a good thing. Often these studies show a refreshing level of creativity along with their obvious scientific merit,...

News: Ultra-Rare Tengen Tetris Prototype Up For Auction

Ultra-Rare Tengen Tetris Prototype Up For Auction

An important relic of video game history

Tengen Tetris is one of the rarest, if not the rarest, NES cartridges out there. It was released way back in 1989 but after only a month on the shelves, unsold copies of the game were recalled - a shame considering many felt it was the better version of the game due to its improved graphics and two-player...

News: Tetris Halloween Outfits Are a Puzzling Sight

Tetris Halloween Outfits Are a Puzzling Sight

Blocks walking 'round the block

When you combine video game enthusiasts and that strange time of year, Halloween, there's no limit to what strange costumes may be seen strolling around normally quiet neighbourhoods. It seems that one group of friends forgot that they were trying to scare people, so instead opted to cause puzzlement instead. As you...

News: New Documentry Celebrates The World's Unsung Tetris Masters

New Documentry Celebrates The World's Unsung Tetris Masters

Block buster

Everyone loves Tetris, right? Everyone from your grandma to Steve Wozniak, in fact! But for some people, the most famous video game ever to emerge from Russia is much more than just a way to waste a few minutes while waiting for the bus - it's a way of life, a challenge which defines and shapes their existence. Tetris lover Robin...

News: Tetris Party Live Disappears from eShop

Tetris Party Live Disappears from eShop

Publisher explains why

Check the 3DS eShop or DSi Shop and you'll notice that Tetris Party Live is no longer available to buy, either in North America or European regions. We reached out to the publisher, Tetris Online Inc., for an explanation. Casey Pelkey, vice president of marketing, had this to say: I can confirm that Tetris Party Live is no...

News: Tetris 3DS Drops Into Europe on 21st October

Tetris 3DS Drops Into Europe on 21st October

Start forming a line now

In exactly one month you European 3DS owners will be able to get Tetris for your 3DS, as Nintendo announces a release date of 21st October 2011. The game is known as Tetris Axis in North America, but in Europe Nintendo is going with the less is more approach to naming. It'll still have the same single player and online multiplayer modes, just in a new name. North Americans,..

News: Tetris Axis Lines Up 8 Player Online Modes

Tetris Axis Lines Up 8 Player Online Modes

Friends not included

With the announcement that Nintendo had picked up publishing duties for Tetris Axis came a fact sheet proclaiming two to six player online play. Great news indeed. Fast forward a few weeks and Nintendo has updated the fact sheet with one minor change: online multiplayer will now support up to eight players for maximum...

News: Dropping Tetrominoes Might Help with Post Traumatic Stress

Dropping Tetrominoes Might Help with Post Traumatic Stress

Stacking blocks good for you

Anyone who's played Tetris – i.e. everyone ever – can attest to its soothing qualities as they stack block after block aiming to create those lovely lines. Now a new study suggests that playing the game isn't just good for fun, it may help to reduce the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Scientific journal...

News: Not Tetris Looks Like Tetris But is Not Tetris

Not Tetris Looks Like Tetris But is Not Tetris

Got it?

With its 90-degree turns and grid-based gameplay, Tetris takes a few liberties with the laws of physics (not to mention why these blocks are dropping and disappear once adjoined.) But what if its physics were a little more fluid; a little more unforgiving? That's what Not Tetris is all about. A free PC download, Not Tetris is all about smooth movements and watching as your blocks hopelessly..