and nine of your closest friends are going to have
a lot of Tetrising to do this March. by
2, 2006 - Nintendo
and Tetris make a good team and the upcoming Tetris
DS, the first Tetris game for Nintendo's tour de force
handheld, will definitely be getting the royal (Mushroom
Kingdom) treatment. Not only will players get the
classic game of Tetris to play, but the game includes
6 different modes, all based on a different Nintendo
classic - Super Mario Bros. The Legend Of Zelda, Donkey
Kong, Metroid and Balloon Fighter. 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, not to mention
Wi-Fi play and up to 10 players ad hoc with only one
DS delivers the most versatile Tetris experience yet.
In addition to a number of single-player challenges,
Tetris DS features many multiplayer matches that make
use of the Nintendo DS built-in wireless functionality.
With just one game card, up to 10 Nintendo DS owners
can compete in a wild Tetris battle! Players also
can log onto Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection to compete
in two- or four-player battles.
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. Every gamer, whether
competitive or casual, will find a way to reconnect
with one of the most popular puzzle games in history!
This is the place for classic Tetris action! Not only
can gamers play the traditional Tetris game to a Super
Mario Bros. backdrop, but they can battle against
others via wireless LAN and Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.
to four people can battle around the world with Nintendo
Wi-Fi Connection and see how they stack up against
others on the leaderboard on NintendoWiFi.com. Additionally,
Tetris DS lets up to 10 people battle at the same
time via wireless LAN. All that is needed is one Game
Card and a friend with a DS!
We take Tetris to the next level by letting players
touch the pieces! With the NES classic Balloon Fighter
as the backdrop, Touch mode in Tetris DS challenges
gamers to clear lines by moving a heap of puzzle pieces
into empty slots. At the top of that heap is a cage
of balloons. If a player can get rid of most the pieces
and make that cage hit the ground, the cage will open
and the balloons will be set free.
will use a stylus to drag and move blocks from a giant
stack to make them fall into horizontal lines. In
early levels, players can tap blocks to rotate them
just to fit into the open spaces. The mode really
gets hard when this option is taken away and better-planned
moves need to be made. Gamers get as much time as
they need so Touch Mode plays very differently from
the other frantic modes.
Gamers will play Push Mode against friends all over
the world via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Push Mode
lets two players battle it out in the ultimate Tetris
to the arcade classic Donkey Kong, players must clear
lines in an attempt to push the other player to the
edge of the screen. Clearing two lines at a time moves
the screen down and pushes the opponent into the red
zone. The frantic action leads to the game turning
at any moment. If one player gives a good push or
two, the game could be quickly over for the opponent.
It's like Tetris in reverse. Instead of controlling
the flying Tetriminos, gamers control a flying core
of blocks. Maneuvering in a classic Metroid setting,
gamers twist and move that core to catch the Tetriminos.
pieces fall, the core of blocks turns into a mass
that can grow to unmanageable sizes if a player isn't
careful. To add to the trouble, Metroids fall from
the top screen and will deplete the player's energy
if they touch the mass of blocks. To keep the core
of blocks under control, players need to form a solid
square, which will detonate like a bomb and refill
the energy meter. It's the ultimate Tetris game of
Yoshi and Mario are in the kitchen baking a big batch
of Tetris puzzles! Using the Nintendo DS touch screen,
players will decide which Tetris piece to send in
to clear the puzzle.
the most obvious choice isn't the right one, and gamers
will need to clear at least one line with every piece
they send into the puzzle. More than 200 puzzles are
ready to pose a challenge to gamers of all ages.
Link and the rest of The Legend of Zelda cast lend
a hand in Mission Mode. Players are given scenarios
to complete, such as "clear two lines at once."
If it happens within the allotted time, gamers move
on to the next mission. If not, the game hands out
a penalty and fills part of the puzzle with grey blocks.
outstanding two-player Mission Mode challenges each
competitor to finish a task, with the first player
to finish winning points. The loser, however, must
quickly adjust to prepare for the next challenge.
It's intensely fun and challenging!
use of DS stylus and dual screens
modes classic and all-new modes
artwork inspired by favorite Nintendo games like
Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda
DS players can battle with only one Tetris DS card!
on the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection
Tetris like you've never seen it before! With six
highly addictive modes of play, Tetris DS will challenge
gamers and gamers can, in turn, challenge each other
around the world via Nintendo