WHAT: Tetris Party Tournament No. 3 for WiiWare Players

HOW: Tetris Party Tournament No. 3 will feature four rounds – Marathon, Field Climber, Shadow and Stage Racer.

Rounds one and two will feature the Marathon and Field Climber modes. Rounds three and four will require players to compete in the advanced levels. Shadow will be played in Stage 25 and Stage Racer will be played in the most advanced mode, Course T, for the shortest total time to completion.

To register, players should visit www.tetrisparty.com/tournament. This is also where they will input their confirmation code. The confirmation code must be entered on the site once for each round the player participates in. Each player’s rank will determine the amount of tournament points they receive for that round.

Here’s how the tournament scoring works: If a player ranks No. 1 in a round, he or she will receive 1,000 points, the No. 2 ranked player will receive 999 points, and the player who ranks No. 1,000 will receive 1 point. At the end of the fourth round, Tetris Online will total up all rounds played for each player and rank the top players on a score leader board at www.tetrisparty.com/tournament.

The top 500 eligible entrants on the leader board will receive 1200 Wii Points™ from Tetris Online.

WHEN: Tournament No. 3 Starts: February 16, 2009 at 0:00 (GMT)

Tournament No. 3 Ends: April 15, 2009 at 23:59 (GMT)

WHERE: www.tetrisparty.com/tournament

WHO: Tetris Online, Inc.

About Tetris Online:

Tetris Online, Inc. is the exclusive online licensee of The Tetris Company, LLC of all rights to the world-famous TETRIS® game in North America and Europe. Founded in January 2006 by Minoru Arakawa and Henk Rogers, Tetris Online is a developer and publisher of electronic entertainment properties. Titles include Tetris Splash for Xbox LIVE® Arcade and Tetris Friends (check it out at www.tetrisfriends.com), which can also be found on Facebook. Tetris Online is privately held and headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii. For more information about Tetris Online, please visit the company’s web site at www.tetrisonline.com.

MORE INFO: Additional details on Tetris® Party Tournament No. 3:

Round One: Marathon

Playing Marathon mode (Endless option OFF), try to obtain the highest score possible.

  • Starts: 0:00 (GMT) on February 16, 2009
  • Ends: 23:59 (GMT) on February 28, 2009

Round Two: Field Climber

Playing Field Climber mode, try to get the climber to the goal in the least amount of time.

  • Starts: 0:00 (GMT) on March1, 2009
  • Ends: 23:59 (GMT) on March 15, 2009

Round Three: Shadow

Playing Shadow mode in Stage 25: Smile, try to solve the puzzle in the shortest total time and with 100 percent completion.

  • Starts: 0:00 (GMT) on March 16, 2009
  • Ends: 23:59 (GMT) on March 31, 2009

Round Four: Stage Racer

Playing Stage Racer mode on the advanced Course T, try to cross the finish line in the least amount time.

  • Starts: 0:00 (GMT) on April 1, 2009
  • Ends: 23:59 (GMT) on April 15, 2009

Details on the fourth and final tournament to be announced in the coming weeks.