Guideline compliant game differences

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The following table lists differences in game rules among games believed to follow the Tetris Guideline published by The Tetris Company.

A blank cell denotes a yet unchecked element.

Tetris Friends Tetris Party Tetris Online (Japan) Tetris Evolution Tetris Zone Tetris: New Century iPod Tetris Tetris Gold Tetris DS Tetris Black Tetris Deluxe Tetris The Grand Master Ace Tetris The Grand Master 3 Tetris Advance Tetris Kiwamemichi Tetris Worlds (PS2, Xbox, GCN, PC) Tetris Worlds (GBA) The New Tetris Tetris at tetris.com NullpoMino
Hold piece Yes (except 1989/n-blox) Yes (standard modes) Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Togglable Hold piece
Next pieces shown 5
4(Survival)
1(1989/n-blox)
6
3(Local 3/4 Player)
1 to 6
6(For CPU Player)
2 3 3 3 1 6 3 4 3 3 6 or 1 6 6 3 3 3 any Next pieces shown
Lock delay cancel using down key No No Yes No  ? Yes No No No No No No No selectable Lock delay cancel using down key
Maximum soft drop speed 0.5G Native + Value Native + Value  ? 0.5G Native + Value 0.5G 1G 0.5G Native * 20 Native * 20 selectable Maximum soft drop speed
Togglable hold piece No No No No Yes (by changing control settings) No No hold No No No No Yes Yes Arcade mode only Yes No No Yes Togglable hold piece
Togglable Infinity No No No Infinite, Extended, Classic (Single Player only) No Yes No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes (GC, Xbox) / No (PS2, PC) No No yeah Togglable Infinity
Togglable ghost piece Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes no ghost Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes yeah Togglable ghost piece
Togglable hard drop No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No yes Togglable hard drop
Togglable wall kicks No No No No No No No No No ARS, ARS2 Classic (TGM) Yes No No No No No yes Togglable wall kicks
Standard Mode infinity limit 15 movements? (except 1989/n-blox) 15 movements? 7 rotations or 6 movements Selectable 15(Marathon/Challenge)
10(Master)
No(Sprint)
No 128 8 rotations or 10 movements No No No 15 any Standard Mode infinity limit
Maximum G less than 20G less than 20G 20G 20G 20G  ? 20G 7G 1G 20G 20G 20G 20G (but with post entry delay) 2.36G 2.36G 20G any Maximum G
ARE No Yes No Sprint:No
Others:Yes
No No, but ignores player's input for a little time No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No, but short processing fall No Yes No togglable ARE
Tetris Friends Tetris Party Tetris Online (Japan) Tetris Evolution Tetris Zone Tetris: New Century iPod Tetris Tetris Gold Tetris DS Tetris Black Tetris Deluxe Tetris The Grand Master Ace Tetris The Grand Master 3 Tetris Advance Tetris Kiwamemichi Tetris Worlds (PS2, Xbox, GCN, PC) Tetris Worlds (GBA) The New Tetris Tetris at tetris.com NullpoMino
Line limit mode 40 (called Sprint) No (except standard 150-line marathon) 40 (called Time Attack) 40 (called Race) 40 (called Sprint) 40 40 selectable (called Race) 25 (called Line Clear) 40 40 No No No No No No 150 (called Ultra) No Selectable Line limit mode
Limited total time (Ultra) mode 2 mins No (except Shadow mode, 3 mins) 10 mins (called Challenge, level timer exists) 1,3,5 mins 10 mins (called Challenge, level timer exists) 3 mins 3 mins selectable (called Ultra) No 2 mins 3 mins No No 2 mins No 2 mins
reset after level up
2 mins
reset after level up
3 mins (called Sprint) No Yes Limited total time (Ultra) mode
7-bag randomizer (Random Generator) Yes Yes No (8-bag)
Yes (For CPU Player)
Yes Yes Yes  ? Yes Yes Yes Yes History 6 Rolls Yes Yes No (square mode)
No, but bag-based (fusion mode)
Yes (all other modes)
No (square mode)
No, but bag-based (fusion mode)
Yes (all other modes)
No (63-bag generator) Yes Yes, togglable 7-bag randomizer (Random Generator)
Top out Line at 22 Line at 22 Line at 22 Line at 22 Line at 22  ? Line at 22 Line at 22 Line at 22 Piece at 20 Piece at 20 Piece at 20 Line at 22 Piece at 20 Any part of a piece above 20 selectable Top out
Standard marathon mode max level 15 (Marathon) / 21 (Survival) 15 15 15 15 15 15  ? 20 15 15 15 999 99 20 15 15 No levels No maximum level togglable Standard marathon mode max level
Level advancement requirement 5*Level Lines (Marathon) / 10 Lines (Survival) 10 Lines Variable Points Variable Lines 5*Level Points (Marathon, Challenge) / 10 Lines (Master) 10 Lines (Marathon) / 4 Lines (Extra) Variable Lines  ? 10 Lines 5*Level Points 10 Lines (But "Lines" is not true lines) 10 Lines Drop or Clear Variable Lines 10 Lines (Home mode) / Drop or Clear (Arcade mode) 5*Level Points 5*Level Points No levels 10 lines selectable Level advancement requirement
T-spin recognition 3-corner T (except 1989/n-blox) 3-corner T no kick 3-corner T nerfed kick (will register on a triple) 3-corner T no kick 3-corner T nerfed kick (will not register on a triple) 3-corner T no kick 3-corner T no kick  ? Single Player: 3-corner T nerfed kick (will register on a triple, no visual effect differences)
Multiplayer: 3-corner T
3-corner T nerfed kick (will register on a triple, no visual effect differences) No Clear a line using a T, with final action being rotation No 3-corner T no wall 3-corner T no wall Immobile selectable T-spin recognition
Twists of pieces other than T recognised No No  ? No Some (square mode)
None (all other modes)
Some (square mode)
None (all other modes)
All No All, togglable Twists of pieces other than T recognised
Back-to-Back recognition Tetris/T-spin (except 1989/n-blox) Tetris/T-spin Tetris/T-spin Tetris/T-spin Tetris/T-spin Tetris/T-spin Tetris only  ? Tetris/T-spin Tetris/T-spin No No No Tetris only Tetris only No Tetris/T-Spin all Back-to-Back recognition
Known guideline version  ? 2006? 2005? 2006 2006? 2005 2005 2005 2002? 2005 2002 2002? 2002? 2002 (it even defines the guideline itself) 2002 (it even defines the guideline itself) 1999 (before the Tetris Guideline)  ? Yes, but unknown Known guideline version
Tetris Friends Tetris Party Tetris Online (Japan) Tetris Evolution Tetris Zone Tetris: New Century iPod Tetris Tetris Gold Tetris DS Tetris Black Tetris Deluxe Tetris The Grand Master Ace Tetris The Grand Master 3 Tetris Advance Tetris Kiwamemichi Tetris Worlds (PS2, Xbox, GCN, PC) Tetris Worlds (GBA) The New Tetris Tetris at tetris.com NullpoMino
Release date (month 'year) Mar '09? Oct '08 Jun '07? Mar '07 Feb '07 Sep '06 Sep '06 '06 May '06 Mar '06 Mar '12 Dec '05 Mar '05 Nov '03 Nov '03 Nov '01 Nov '01 Jul '99 '14 '12 Release date (month 'year)
Platform category PC Stationary Console PC Stationary Console PC Stationary Console Handheld Gadget Handheld Gadget Handheld Console Handheld Gadget Handheld Gadget Stationary Console Arcade Handheld Console Arcade, Stationary Console Stationary Console, PC Handheld Console Stationary Console PC PC (Java, OpenGL) Platform category
Move sound Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No No Can import any sound Move sound
Spin sound Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Can import any sound Spin sound
Line-specific clear sounds All w/ voice for non-single line clears Tetris, T-Spin, Combo, and All Clear All w/ voice for non-single line clears Yes All w/ voice for Tetris & T-Spin Tetris only  ? All Tetris only All w/ voice No All All w/ voice Tetris only Tetris, twist, lines containing squares Tetris only all, can import any sound Line-specific clear sounds
"Kalinka" song Yes, only in Arena Yes Yes No Yes No  ? No Yes Yes No No No Yes (late unlock) No importable "Kalinka" song
"Katjusha" song Yes Yes No Yes (as part of medley) No No  ? No Yes Yes No No Yes No importable "Katjusha" song
"Korobeiniki" song Yes Yes No Yes (as part of medley) Yes Yes  ? Yes Yes Yes No No Yes, only in Arcade Yes Yes Yes (3 versions) importable "Korobeiniki" song
Other songs ...a lot. Can import any song Other songs
Tetris Friends Tetris Party Tetris Online (Japan) Tetris Evolution Tetris Zone Tetris: New Century iPod Tetris Tetris Gold Tetris DS Tetris Black Tetris Deluxe Tetris The Grand Master Ace Tetris The Grand Master 3 Tetris Advance Tetris Kiwamemichi Tetris Worlds (PS2, Xbox, GCN, PC) Tetris Worlds (GBA) The New Tetris Tetris at tetris.com NullpoMino