Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 56 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 56
  2. Negative: 0 out of 56
  1. I could honestly say that this game will give you a mental workout that could ultimately make you a better Tetris player - but that requires work and dedication - two words that are not synonymous with fun.
  2. 70
    Tetris DS failed to wow me. A lacklustre online service, and only one or two new modes worth playing just don't add up to a DS game's worth of value for me, especially since I can play Quinn on my Mac with the same rules for free.
  3. Tetris DS should celebrate the game, but instead feels hollow with its shortfall of rewards and bonuses. [May 2006, p.97]
  4. The best addition is multiplayer action. Up to 10 nearby mates can battle wirelessly and faraway foes can be challenged online. But purists might consider changes such as a hold box for troublesome pieces, previews of the next six blocks and infinite spins to be far less welcome.
  5. Tetris DS scores its biggest points for doing so many things with a pretty small number of shapes. Though most of the new modes are novelties, the nice variety coupled with great LAN play makes this some solid methadone.
  6. Once you've seen the new tricks, Tetris is still just Tetris. [Jun 2006, p.92]
  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.
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Aug 15, 2012
    10
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  2. Jan 4, 2011
    10
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    The Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past
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    Tetris DS
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  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! Full Review »