Tetris Ultimate

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Tetris Ultimate

Developer(s) SoMa Play
Publisher(s) Ubisoft
Release Date(s) 2014 (3DS, PS4, Xbox One) 2015 (PS Vita, PC)
Platform(s) 3DS, PS4, Xbox One, PS Vita, PC

Gameplay Info

Next pieces 1-6 (3DS) 1-4 (PS4, Xbox One, PS Vita, PC)
Playfield dimensions 10 wide x 20 high (visible)
Hold piece Yes
Hard drop Yes
Rotation system SRS
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Tetris Ultimate is a puzzle video game developed by 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 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. These versions were criticized for frame rate issues in the online modes. In 2015, the game was released for PlayStation Vita.

Because of the release of Tetris Ultimate, Nintendo removed the Game Boy version of Tetris and digital download Tetris: Axis from the Nintendo 3DS eShop in December 2014. Since January 2014, Ubisoft holds the license rights for the console/handheld versions of Tetris whereas Electronic Arts retains the Tetris license for mobile platforms.




A standard marathon mode. Get to level 15 and rack up as many points as you can. Level increases when clearing 10 lines.


Go as high as level 30 and keep clearing lines as long as possible. 20G gameplay starts at level 20 and lock delay decreases on level 21+.


Get your highest score before time runs out in this three-minute ultra mode.


Clear 40 lines as quickly as you can.


Go head-to-head to knock out your opponents.

Power-Up Battle

Be the last person playing after using crazy power-ups! This mode is the same as Battle, except it has the following items:

  • Hip to Be Square - next four pieces will be O tetrominoes
  • Carousel - for 13 seconds the field will shift to the left after each move
  • Let it Rain - drops 10 random garbage blocks from above
  • Haunted Well - field becomes invisible until four pieces are dropped
  • Buzz Saw - defensive power-up that cuts away three of your unfinished lines

3DS-exclusive Modes


Pieces drop instantly and appear at the bottom.

Rotation Lock

Orientation of the pieces are random. Rotation is disabled for this mode.


Clear more lines as the game levels up.


Pieces become invisible as they drop to the bottom.

Exclusive Modes for PS4, Xbox One, PS Vita, and PC


Complete Marathon mode while your Tetrominoes disappear.


Try to clear lines while random Minos are dumped on your screen every 10 turns.

Time's Up

Starting with a 30-second game, clear lines and perform moves such as T-Spins and combos to add time to your game.

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