Tetris Ultimate

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Tetris Ultimate
Tetris Ultimate cover art.jpg
Cover art for Tetris Ultimate
Developer(s)SoMa Play
Publisher(s)Ubisoft
SeriesTetris
EngineUnity
Platform(s)Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation Vita, Microsoft Windows
ReleaseNintendo 3DS
  • AU: November 6, 2014
  • NA: November 11, 2014
  • EU: November 14, 2014
  • PAL: November 20, 2014 (eShop)
PlayStation 4
  • NA: December 16, 2014
  • PAL: December 17, 2014
Xbox One
  • WW: December 16, 2014

PlayStation Vita
  • NA: June 2, 2015
  • PAL: June 4, 2015
Microsoft Windows
  • WW: December 10, 2015
Genre(s)Puzzle
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

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.[1][2]

Gameplay[edit]

Tetris Ultimate on Nintendo 3DS features seven modes, including a new single-player Challenge mode. Other versions offer six different game modes.

Release[edit]

Tetris Ultimate was first released in November 2014 for the Nintendo 3DS as retail game and as digital download in the Nintendo 3DS eShop.[3] In December 2014, the game became available as a digital download for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.[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.[5][6] Since January 2014, Ubisoft holds the license rights for PlayStation 4 downloadable versions of Tetris.[7][8]

As of February 2019, 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.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
MetacriticPS4: 63/100
XONE: 59/100
3DS: 68/100[9]

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.[10] The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions were also criticized for the multitude of issues in the online modes.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lewis, Anne (January 16, 2014). "Bringing Tetris to Next-Gen Consoles". Ubiblog. Ubisoft. Archived from the original on December 2, 2017. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  2. ^ Reparaz, Mikel (June 30, 2014). "Tetris Ultimate – Alexey Pajitnov and Henk Rogers On 30 Years of Dropping Blocks". Ubiblog. Ubisoft. Archived from the original on December 2, 2017. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  3. ^ "Ubisoft announces Tetris® Ultimate release date for Nintendo 3DS™". Gamasutra. 13 October 2014. Archived from the original on 2 December 2017. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  4. ^ Crossley, Rob (15 December 2014). "Tetris Ultimate PS4 and Xbox One Release Dates Set". GameSpot. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  5. ^ Vasile, Cosmin (30 December 2014). "Nintendo Removing Tetris from 3DS eShop on December 31, 2014". Softpedia. Archived from the original on 7 December 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  6. ^ Vincent, Alice (31 December 2014). "It's game over for Tetris on Nintendo 3DS". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 7 December 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  7. ^ Sinclair, Brendan (16 January 2014). "Ubisoft grabs Tetris license". Games Industry. Archived from the original on 7 December 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  8. ^ Williams, Mike (8 February 2017). "Puyo Puyo Tetris Coming To Switch and PS4 In April [Update]". USgamer. Archived from the original on 7 December 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  9. ^ "Tetris Ultimate". Metacritic. Retrieved 2018-05-07.
  10. ^ Peele, Britton (19 December 2014). "Tetris Ultimate Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Ubisoft Respond To Tetris Ultimate Issues". TheSixthAxis.com. Archived from the original on 2 December 2017. Retrieved 2 December 2017.

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