Tetris Party on WiiWare was a great game (IGN gave it a 9
), but the amount of people downloading WiiWare games is small compared to the enormous amount of Wii consoles out there. Tetris DS was also fantastic, but have you tried finding a copy lately? Nintendo never made a second run so new copies start around $120. Tetris seems to always be in fashion, so to capitalize on these two platforms Tetris Party Deluxe is coming to both Wii and DS. Note this will be a retail disc, not another WiiWare download.
Tetris Party Deluxe will offer the Tetris Party WiiWare experience plus a whole lot more. Six new game modes have been added and favorite modes from the WiiWare game have been expanded.New Tetris modes
This was actually seen in Tetris 2 for the NES and Game Boy back in 1993. Players have to deal with non-standard Tetris pieces that include bombs. Clear lines and the bombs will cause chain reactions.
Clear 40 lines in the shortest amount of time possible.
Three players compete locally to see who can be the first to clear 40 lines.
This is for the super hardcore Tetris players out there. You start on the maximum level of difficulty and speed. Pieces don't fall -- they just appear at the bottom of the screen and you have a single moment to place them.
-Co-op vs. Co-op:
You and a partner team up to take on another pair on a super wide game board.
-All Clear Sprint:
Achieve 20 perfect clears in the shortest time possible.Four enhanced modes that were previously in Tetris Party WiiWare
Field Climber now includes an "Everest" option, which enables endless play.
Shadow now includes "Edit Mode" so players can create their own levels.
Stage Racer now includes "Abyss Mode," which extends the length of the race course.
Duel Spaces has been tweaked for a (hopefully) better multiplayer experience.
Tetris Party Deluxe will track a bunch of your statistics and award over 130 achievements.
On the Wii, Tetris Party Deluxe aims to make use of all those peripherals you have lying around. Your balance board, Mario Kart wheel, and Wii Speak are all supported. Balance Board support was also included in the WiiWare version and lets you play Tetris with your butt. The Kart wheel can only be used in the mode Stage Racer, where you use it to guide one Tetris piece through a maze. And Wii Speak lets you chat with up to three other people online in the Wi-Fi battle lobby. Miis are also still supported.
One very cool multiplayer feature: Tetris Party Deluxe Wii players will be able to play against those who downloaded Tetris Party from WiiWare.
DS players can chat with other people online, too, by simply speaking into the DS microphone.
There are loads of other features in Tetris Party Deluxe that we didn't get a chance to look at during our brief demo today. It's aiming to be the end all be all of Tetris games, and it just might succeed. Look for it in June.
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