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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 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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  1. Positive: 49 out of 56
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  1. 100
    The game simply rocks and in my opinion this is the best puzzle game money can currently buy.
  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. Tetris DS does what Tetris has always done: delivers an addictive, simple, and challenging game that anyone can enjoy and Tetris DS also does it with a few new bells and whistles that give you even more than you need to enjoy it.
  4. Not a perfect version of Tetris by far, but still a good one, and the online play should be enough of a selling point for anyone who's a fan of the game.
  5. Puzzle fans should be all over this – besides the classic Tetris there are enough variations to keep the challenge consistent.
  6. Wickedly addictive -- just like the original -- and the wifi element works extremely well. It's an irresistible package, and a win for puzzle fans.
  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: 18 out of 18
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  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. 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. Collapse
  2. JeffC.
    Aug 21, 2007
    10
    Loved this game on SNES, as good if not better AND portable!
  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 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. JJH.
    Apr 20, 2006
    9
    If you want to know how the (probably) best game ever got even better, go check out Tetris DS.
  5. JonH
    Apr 12, 2009
    9
    You can play tetris with no new fancy features or anything that would ruin it and that right there makes it awesome. What makes it better is that you can play many new modes that would easily keep you busy for hours. I just wish that you could choose themes instead of just using the classic NES themed music and backgrounds. Best game ever if you need to kill some time at the dentist office or on a plane because it is addictive like drugs. Expand
  6. [Anonymous]
    May 19, 2006
    9
    Tetris DS has everything you expect from a Nintendo-released Tetris. The new modes are novel, but only the Push and Mission modes provide any long-term satisfaction. If the game has two flaws, they're not with the game itself. First, there's no ability to associate records with users (like on the old GBC version). Second, Nintendo priced it at a full $35; Tetris is 20 years old; many still have a NES, SNES, or GB version that still gets an occasional play...$25 is a more appropriate price given the rather limited new content (including online multiplayer). 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 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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