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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] The most popular electronic game of all time is back, with new variants, enhanced graphics, and beautiful aquatic playscapes in Tetris Splash. Now, with new modes and team play, Tetris Splash introduces even more exciting, enjoyable ways to play this classic favorite. As easy to learn as it is addictive, it's equally fun for the casual player and the seasoned Tetris pro. Three different modes of play including Tetris, T-Spin, and Combo, plus a unique screensaver mode. Playable solo, competitively or in teams, with an online multiplayer mode via Xbox LIVE for up to six players. New, enhanced graphics, and beautiful aquatic backscapes add a real splash to the fun of Tetris. Exciting downloadable content will be made available including themes and background aquatic creatures. Twelve new achievements to master and conquer. [Microsoft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 22
  2. Negative: 6 out of 22
  1. The bottom line, if you’re looking to get Tetris on a console, you should grab Tetris Splash. At 10 dollars you’re getting the same kick ass core gameplay Tetris has offered for over 20 years, you’re also getting all the great online features that Live offers. I think it’s worth it even if the premium content isn’t.
  2. Tetris is Tetris. Nothing new, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. If updated graphics and a unique aquarium screensaver are enough to make you spend ten bucks, then by all means, go for it.
  3. Of course, being Tetris, the gameplay is as addictive and enjoyable as ever, and there's no danger that you won't enjoy it if you get it, but this version just isn't nearly as well presented or feature-rich as it should have been.
  4. Save for its fish tank presentation, this is a wholly unremarkable version of Tetris.
  5. Tetris is Tetris, which means Splash is still supremely playable. But 800 points feels like an awfully high price. Especially when you can get a used copy of Tetris Evolution on the 360 for just a few bucks more.
  6. Tetris Splash is an obvious attempt at wrapping nickel and dime distribution with a safe and nostalgic piece of gaming history. Don't be fooled, this game is not worth 800 Microsoft Points.
  7. 30
    Fans of the classic puzzle game should stay far, far away from this truly awful version of Tetris.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jun 13, 2012
    10
    Tetris with added fish....whats not to like.Xbox live seems pretty busy 4 years after launch.Tetris splash is worth the point and is pure gaming goodness. Collapse
  2. Apr 4, 2011
    10
    Tetris is one of the all time classics in gaming, a strategy/puzzle game that is as ageless as the finest drop of wine. The gameplay is still as addictive as we all remember it to be, and with soundtrack to boot, you will be stuck on this game for hours on end. Highly recommended purchase that should be in everyone's arcade collection! Expand
  3. NormS.
    Oct 4, 2007
    9
    A great, very worthy tetris game, leagues above Tetris evolution for 360. Tetris splash is what tetris evolution should have been. Peices can fall as fast as you can handle them, gameplay is quick, and online play is well planned and to the point. Matchmaking is simple and easy to get into, and scoring in this game is logical, providing reward for well-planned plays. Nevermind the hoopla about the extra content. Casual players will love the simplicity and the ability to add to the fish-tank-screen-saver dealio, and hardcore tetris fans will appreciate the tournament-level gameplay styling. One of my only regrets is that there isn't a built in tournament system. Sure, there is lots of downloadable content that may detract you, but the game is in no way incomplete with the base download. All of the extra downloadable content is related to aesthetic features, such as themes for your fishtank screensaver and the fish themselves. Its actually a cool side feature I appreciate. I have no problem calling Tetris splash the best tetris you can find on home consoles, but note that I do not consider the DS to be a 'home console'. Expand
  4. MikeS.
    Oct 5, 2007
    7
    A stripped-down version of Tetris with only two single-player modes and an overreliance upon paying for fish and other aquarium set-pieces is somewhat redeemed by online multiplayer. BONUS: Features a screensaver of your aquarium thus far. That's not really much of a bonus, on second thought. Expand