Tetris DS DS

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  • Summary: 10 DS players can battle with only one Tetris DS card. 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 the10 DS players can battle with only one Tetris DS card. 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. Look for more details about the new game play modes on Nintendo.com in the weeks leading up to the game's release. [Nintendo.com] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 56
  2. Negative: 0 out of 56
  1. 100
    Aside from an unresponsive touchscreen issue every now and then, Tetris DS is an amazing puzzle package, and is easily one of the best DS games to date - a perfect partner for the upcoming DS Lite.
  2. The new modes combined with intense multiplayer options (single card, multi card, and WiFi) will literally have any fan foaming at the mouth.
  3. 90
    Tetris DS does a remarkable job of reminding us why Tetris was so great in the first place, and it gives us tons of extra reasons to love it as well.
  4. Games Master UK
    86
    Tetris DS is great, then, of that there is no doubt. Still, it just may be the nostalgia, but we can't help but feel the freshness of the original GameBoy version in 1989 will never be topped. [June 2006, p.62]
  5. Puzzle fans should be all over this – besides the classic Tetris there are enough variations to keep the challenge consistent.
  6. 80
    It was hard to get excited about another version of Tetris, but with the new play modes, and the excellent multiplayer capabilities of the DS, Nintendo has indeed taught an old dog some new tricks.
  7. A little too retro to be anything other than a game to play in short bursts, this new-look Tetris would be just the thing for a short journey.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Aug 15, 2012
    10
    The best Tetris ever made. The best Tetris ever made. The best Tetris ever made. The best Tetris ever made. The best Tetris ever made. TheThe best Tetris ever made. The best Tetris ever made. The best Tetris ever made. The best Tetris ever made. The best Tetris ever made. The best Tetris ever made. The best Tetris ever made. The best Tetris ever made. The best Tetris ever made. The best Tetris ever made. The best Tetris ever made. Enough said. Expand
  2. Jan 21, 2014
    10
    This is the best version of Tetris I have ever played. It is the perfect marriage of a classic game we all know, Tetris, and a plethora ofThis is the best version of Tetris I have ever played. It is the perfect marriage of a classic game we all know, Tetris, and a plethora of beloved NES characters. It is excellent in both single player and multiplayer mode. If you are a fan this is a must buy. Expand
  3. EvanB.
    Jan 1, 2009
    10
    This game is fantastic! Honestly, this game has been in my DS more than any other game over the past 2 years, and I have over 25 games in my This game is fantastic! Honestly, this game has been in my DS more than any other game over the past 2 years, and I have over 25 games in my collection! My wife and I love to play it while we're waiting in the movie theater. It has fantastic multiplayer replay value! Not just a rent - make sure you buy this one! Expand
  4. Tmoney
    May 11, 2006
    9
    Just awesome. Touch screen puzzles are fun variation but this is ALL about WIFI... a MUST HAVE for the DS, even if you think tetris is Just awesome. Touch screen puzzles are fun variation but this is ALL about WIFI... a MUST HAVE for the DS, even if you think tetris is boring. It's not. Expand
  5. Nov 30, 2010
    9
    With a Nintendo twist on a classic great, Tetris DS has all it needs to re-capture the hearts of old fans and bring new fans to the franchise,With a Nintendo twist on a classic great, Tetris DS has all it needs to re-capture the hearts of old fans and bring new fans to the franchise, comprising of multiple modes, there's much more than just dropping blocks and clearing lines. There are some competitive modes which have you building against another played, with each line cleared adding more blocks to your opponents side. All-in-all this is a puzzle game well worth getting and can hold your attention for hours at a time, but can also be played in small bursts. Expand
  6. RobP.
    Jun 18, 2006
    9
    This game is great! Especially the wireless online play. Nintendo WFC can get two players matched up fairly quickly, depending on the time of This game is great! Especially the wireless online play. Nintendo WFC can get two players matched up fairly quickly, depending on the time of day. The only problem with match ups is when you begin for the first time, you often face opponents that are much better than you, and it is difficult to win. The touch tetris mode is entertaining as well as difficult, as is the other puzzle modes. Altogether Tetris DS is a very solid game and should be included in any great gaming library. Expand
  7. Matt
    Mar 29, 2006
    8
    While this is essentially the same game I played for countless hours all those years ago, the new modes add just the right amount of change While this is essentially the same game I played for countless hours all those years ago, the new modes add just the right amount of change to keep this classic from feeling stale. Although some of the new modes are far better than others. Puzzle mode is too easy on account of the ability to solve through meger trial and error. Push mode is time consuming if you don't have some form of awesome tetris mojo working for you. Aside from those two gripes, the game is addictive, fun and most importantly: tetris. Expand

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#12 Most Discussed DS Game of 2006