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  • US 20th Mar 2006
  • EU 21st Apr 2006
  • JP 27th Apr 2006
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Tetris DS News

  • Soapbox My Love Affair With Tetris, Probably The Best Video Game Ever Created

    More than 30 years of block-dropping fun

    Like millions of players all over the world, my relationship with Tetris began with the Game Boy. Alexey Pajitnov's famous puzzler may have begun its life on computers in 1984, but it would find a whole new level of fame thanks to the fact that it was bundled with Nintendo's million-selling monochrome...

  • News Russian Phenomenon Tetris Celebrates Its 30th Birthday Today

    Now we feel old

    Thirty years ago today, Russian programmer Alexey Pajitnov released Tetris on the Elektronika 60. The puzzle title caused quite a stir and was ported to multiple formats, but it was the 1989 Game Boy edition which propelled it to international fame. Without it, the Game Boy would arguably have been less successful, and without the...

  • News Tetris Grows Up

    Tetris DS is coming soon, classic gameplay with added Touch Control and Wi-Fi enabled.

    Nintendo hype up the revamped "Tetris DS" with a press release, the game is set to feature 6 themed gaming modes and of course, online multiplayer action. Launching across Europe on 21st April, Tetris is ready to re-capture the hearts of millions once again...

  • News Detailed Tetris DS Information

    Nintendo have released further information on the gameplay modes we should expect in Tetris DS

    One of the most popular games of all time is getting a 2006 revamp, Tetris returns with the imaginatively titled Tetris DS. The game will feature 6 different gameplay modes, each themed on a famous Nintendo franchise such as Mario, Yoshi, Donkey Kong,...

  • News Tetris DS Video's

    New gameplay modes shown as you get to see this cult classic remake in action...

    IGN have gotten hold of 3 new video's for the upcoming Nintendo game Tetris DS. What is interesting is that they show how some of the gameplay modes play: One video shows the grounded blocks being moved about to clear lines (by use of touch screen most likely), this is...

  • News The Return Of Tetris

    Nintendo DS to get updated version of Tetris, touch control and Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection to boot.

    Nintendo yesterday announced the forthcoming Tetris title for Nintendo DS. Those funny shaped blocks are back in true DS style boasting lots of new features that are only possible with Nintendo DS hardware. The basis of the block based puzzle game will...

About The Game

The long blue bar. The yellow block. And those darn zigzag things whose images stay on your brain.

These familiar Tetris shapes started a generation of video game fans. Now Nintendo is putting a new spin on the classic with Tetris DS, available March 20 exclusively for Nintendo DS, which incorporates the use of Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, Nintendo's wireless gaming service.

Hard-core and casual gamers alike became obsessed with the original. Tetris DS builds on that emotional attachment by combining the original game with new types of game play that could only be possible on Nintendo DS.

Each of the six modes of play features a theme based on a classic Nintendo game, such as Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda or Metroid. The traditional Tetriminos (falling blocks) and line-clearing strategy remain the staples of the game, but the touch screen adds a new element of interactivity.

Some modes give players special Tetris puzzles to solve. Others feature head-to-head action between two players, or massive wireless battles between 10 DS users, even if only one player has a game card. Players also can log onto Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection to compete in two- or four-player battles. Tetris DS even includes a point-based rating system based on players' battle results. Opponents can see one another's ratings, which indicate their skill levels.

Every gamer, whether competitive or casual, will find a way to reconnect with one of the most popular puzzle games in history.