Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. But if you dream of falling blocks, the the huge number of gameplay modes and fantastically addictive online play makes this an essential purchase.
  2. There’s only so much that a developer can do with Tetris before they expand into a different genre or create something that doesn’t even feel like the original game, which is why it’s so impressive what Hudson has done with this title.
  3. 90
    Tetris Party isn't a perfect game, but it is yet another must-have WiiWare title. For 1200 points and 244 blocks of Wii space, players can sink their teeth into a download that feels more like a packaged game, and less like WiiWare, with over a half dozen new modes to play, leaderboards for all of it, online battle, and a whole slew of options.
  4. Yes, this is still Tetris, the same game we have been playing for over 20 years, but this download is such a complete package, it could very well retail as a boxed title for double the amount of the money it costs to download it.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Oct 30, 2011
    It's hard to do Tetris wrong, and Tetris Party does a lot of things right. As the name implies, this edition of the classic puzzler is geared toward multiplayer, both local and online. Easy to pick up and play, even for the Tetris novice in your household. A handful of play options add decent solo replay value as well. One of the strongest WiiWare titles to date. Full Review »
  2. Mar 31, 2013
    Tetris Party is classic Tetris, featuring several fun modes, but Marathon mode was too addicting and kept me from playing any of the other modes in the game. Full Review »
  3. Nov 2, 2010
    First, a warning to anyone who is interested in picking up a Tetris game: if you have a Wii and an internet connection, get this game instead of the Deluxe version. I haven't played Deluxe, but based on what I have gathered from multiple sources, the Deluxe version simply contains a few extras and is being sold for more than twice the price. Now, on to the review. Tetris Party is the most complete version of Tetris that I am aware of. Several different game modes are available aside from the standard marathon, all of which I find fun except for Stage Racer. The Shadow mode adds a whole lot of replay value due to its relatively high number of stages, and I know people who do not enjoy Tetris (shocker!) and were still massively entertained by Shadow. Co-op is a very logical multiplayer variant, but once more difficult levels are reached, chaos ensues. Not that chaos is a bad thing - hectic situations in Co-op have been some of my favorite moments playing Tetris party. The standard versus mode is intact, and users have the option to play with items on or leave them turned off. Note that "garbage," the junk lines you send opponents with bigger line clears, cannot be turned off. Many Tetris beginners may find this to be a disappointment at first, but the reason this option was omitted should become clear rather quickly. Playing without garbage would lead to matches that last far too long, especially for anyone who has already been eliminated. Also, for people stuck with friends who are far more skilled at Tetris, a practice mode is available so that they can keep playing while their friends duke it out. Aside from the boring Stage Racer mode, the only con I can come up with is that the music is mostly bland. You are given the option to turn it off, however, so you can simply play music you prefer from a laptop or something like that. All in all, I think there is by far enough content and entertainment value in Tetris Party to make it well worth the $12 entry fee. Full Review »