The Tetris you know and love just got a whole lot more competitive. Say goodbye to the peaceful puzzle game of the past, because now you can go head-to-head against three of your best friends in a heated competition. If you don't stick it to them, they'll stick it to you. Before you start dumping pieces, though, make sure you can take what you dish out.
You clear lines by completely filling horizontal lines with puzzle pieces that drop from the top of the screen. You can rotate them and move them left or right to drop them in place. As the number of lines you have collected increases, pieces drop faster, so watch out! When your piece-pile stacks to the top of the screen, your career as a Tetris tycoon comes to an abrupt halt.
One of the best things about The New Tetris is its multiplayer mode, which allows you to play with two, three or four players. You get to choose between Marathon, Ultra or Sprint game modes. In the Marathon mode, your goal is simply to survive longer than the other players. In the Sprint mode, each player has three minutes to collect as many lines as possible. In the Ultra mode, the first player to clear 150 lines is the victor.
The main goal of The New Tetris is to clear as many lines as possible. The New Tetris Game Pak automatically records how many lines you collect each time you play, and places them in a bank. When you collect a particular number of lines, you are rewarded with one of the game's Seven Wonders. Each Wonder you achieve gives you a new background and new music. Go to the Wonders option on the Main Menu Screen to see how many more lines you need to earn the next Wonder. Keep collecting lines until you have achieved all seven!
If you're a Tetris fan, The New Tetris will take your obsession to a whole new level!