As the ever-iconic Tetriminoes prepare to make yet another puzzling journey to retail, licensee Tetris Online has passed along a wealth of new media and details on the latest version--Tetris Party Deluxe--coming to Wii and Nintendo DS in June.
As with the downloadable WiiWare release of the original Tetris Party, Hudson is developing. But the real question is how Deluxe differs from past iterations--fortunately, Tetris Online anticipated this query and passed along a detailed fact sheet.
You know Tetris, but do you know how to party? Tetris Party Deluxe builds on the previously released Tetris Party for WiiWare by adding new modes and features to enrich the overall game play experience for both Wii and Nintendo DS. With more than 20 exciting modes, online battles, and multiplayer fun for groups of friends and family, Tetris Party Deluxe is a must-have for Tetris and puzzle fans.
Six (6) new game modes:
Bombliss - Clear lines using bombs for explosive line clearing chain reactions
Sprint - Clear 40 lines in the shortest amount of time
VS Sprint - Compete against 3 other players (locally) in Sprint. The first player to clear 40 lines wins
Master - Set to maximum difficulty/speed for extreme Tetris players
Co-op VS Co-op - You and another person play cooperatively against a second team in an extra-wide Matrix
All Clear Sprint - Clear 20 Perfect Clears in the shortest amount of time
Four (4) new enhanced modes of play:
Field Climber now includes an "Everest" option for added challenge with endless play. Help the climber reach the goal by placing Tetriminos accordingly. Collect all flags along the way and don't let your climber get crushed!
Shadow now includes an "Edit Mode" to give players the ability to create their own puzzles. Complete the puzzle by matching the Tetrimino against the shadow. Custom puzzle designs can also be used in VS Shadow and Bombliss
Stage Racer now includes an "Abyss Mode" that extends the length of race course for an ultimate endurance test. Race Tetriminos through a course to pass as many lines as possible
Duel Spaces now includes improved rules for a more intense multiplayer experience. Two players take turns dropping Tetriminos in a wide Matrix to enclose as much space as possible before their rival does
Battle it out with friends during multiplayer mode by using 13 exciting items to prevail against your competition: use Smoke to cover your opponent's Matrix, Time Stop to temporarily freeze your rival's game! Three new items, including Super Bomb and Confuse help keep the action fast and competitive
Track your progress with in-game statistics that award more than 130 achievements
Game Features Specific to Wii
Play it your way - Take advantage of the unique point-and-shoot capabilities of the Wii Remote, or enjoy the nostalgic feel of the Classic Controller (sold separately)
Break a sweat - Use the Wii Balance Board (sold separately) in specially-marked modes. Lean left and right to move the Tetriminos left or right; lean forward or backwards to increase the drop speed; squat to rotate them!
Steer your way to success - Use the Wii Wheel (sold separately) to steer your way through the many levels of Stage Racer.
Let yourself be heard - With Wii Speak (sold separately), you can chat with up to 3 other friends within the Wi-Fi Battle lobby
It's more fun to party with others - Enjoy Tetris with up to 3 other players in local play or up to 5 other players via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection
Look, it's Mii - Play with your own Mii to personalize the overall gaming experience
Game Features Specific to Nintendo DS
Magic at your fingertips - Utilize the intuitive touch screen to activate Magic Items during multiplayer games
Free speech is good - Simply speak into the Nintendo DS microphone within the Wi-Fi Battle lobby to speak with other users
Sharing is fun - Share a local multiplayer game with up to 8 other players using one Game Card
Take on the world - Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection multiplayer enables World Battle with up to 4 players
I wish they would merge the two online systems together. I hate having two different ranks for the WIi and the DS in Tetris.