Cover art for Tetris Ultimate
|Platform(s)||Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation Vita, Microsoft Windows|
Tetris Ultimate is a puzzle video game developed by American studio SoMa Play and published by Ubisoft. Ubisoft partnered with The Tetris Company to develop the game to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Tetris franchise.
Tetris Ultimate on Nintendo 3DS features seven modes, including a new single-player Challenge mode. Other versions offer six different game modes.
Tetris Ultimate was first released in November 2014 for the Nintendo 3DS as retail game and as digital download in the Nintendo 3DS eShop. In December 2014, the game became available as a digital download for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. In 2015, the game was released for PlayStation Vita.
Because of the release of Tetris Ultimate, Nintendo removed the 1989 Game Boy version of Tetris and the digital download of the 2011 game Tetris: Axis from the Nintendo 3DS eShop in December 2014. Since January 2014, Ubisoft holds the license rights for PlayStation 4 downloadable versions of Tetris.
As of February 2019[update], Tetris Ultimate has been delisted on all platforms and neither the game or its DLC are available digitally, but the Ubisoft website states that both the servers and Ubisoft Club features are still active.
Critical response to Tetris Ultimate was mixed. GameSpot gave the game a 7/10, praising it for being a good version of Tetris, as well as the extensive customization options, stating "If all you want is a good version of classic Tetris for your new console, this one will suit your needs well". However, he also criticized the bugginess of the online play and the lack of innovation or new modes. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions were also criticized for the multitude of issues in the online modes.
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