------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------- [ TETRIS DS ]------------------------------- ---------------------------------[by Ice Queen Zero]--------------------------- -----------------------------------[Nintendo DS]------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- o--------------------o DISCLAIMER o--------------------o Tetris DS is copyrighted by Nintendo of America gamewise. Tetris as a whole is the copyright of creator Alexey Pazhitnov. This FAQ is the sole copyright of Ice Queen Zero and cannot be put on any other websites or posted without given permission nor can it be reproduced without proper consent. o---------------------o INTRODUCTION o---------------------o Good ol' Alexey Pazhitnov. Where would we be without you? The creator of the game we know as Tetris is a true puzzle game genious and now his most famous creation has come to the Nintendo DS under the name Tetris DS and its more than you can ask for. o---------------------o CONTROLS o---------------------o Start - starts game/pause/unpause Select - Turn off preview of next block A - Select option, rotate clockwise B - Go back, rotate counterclockwise L - hold piece R - hold piece D-pad - highlight options Left - move pieces left Right - Move pieces right Down - Drop pieces faster (soft drop) Up - Drop pieces instantly (hard drop) Touch Screen - Select item, tap to confirm o---------------------o OPTIONS o---------------------o At the start of the game, you have the option of going at it in Single Player, Multiplayer. Wi-Fi, Options, and Records Single Player: More on this in game mode section Multiplayer: it's like single player but with 2-10 players. You can choose to invite or join a game in session. With DS download play, you don't need to have a DS Game Card unless someone else has one nearby. Wi-Fi: If you have a wireless access point then you can utilize this option to play against opponents across the world. Check out the Wifi section for more. Options: Choose to turn on the Hard Drop (instantly drop blocks) and turn on the Ghost Piece (where the piece will end up), you can even listen to in-game music. Records: Check out the records of everything you played. o---------------------o MODES o---------------------o Standard: Move and rotate the Tetriminos (falling shapes) and fit them into horizontal ines to clear them away. Don't let the blocks stack up to the top, or it's game over. Catch: Move and rotate the core on the bottom screen and fuse it to falling Teriminos! Create a 4x4 set of blocks to make a core explode within 10 seconds and earn a load of points. You can also press the X button to manually detonate the core. Don't run iut of energy or let your blocks stack to the top or bottom or the game is over. Mission: Your quest is to complete missions before you run out of hearts! Your current mission objective will be displayed on the scroll on the left and scra- mble to complete your mission before you run out of hearts. As soon as you com- plete one mission, you'll be given another one! Puzzle: Can you solve these fiendish puzzles? To begin, tap the puzzle you want to clear the screen with just the Tetriminos that are provided. To play, choose a block and then the direction you want it to drop. The Tetrimino will then drop automatically. Touch: Use the stylus to move blocks on the Touch screen. Try moving them left and right to make them fall into the empty spaces. Tap a block to rotate it. Complete a line to clear it away and make blocks above it fall down. Push: Clear lines to push your opponent down! Your area is on the top screen and your opponent's area is on the Touch screen. Clear 2 r more lines at once to push the matrix towards your opponent all the way to the bottom to win! If you get pushed up to the top, you lose! o---------------------o SCORING o---------------------o There is no specific way to keep score since the score is randomized each time you land a piece or make a line. There are four sets of lines to make: Single (clearing one line) Double (clearing two lines) Triple (clearing three lines) Tetris (clearing four lines) o---------------------o PIECES o---------------------o There are 7 pieces that fall which you guide into place. Four Bar --- | | --- | | --- | | --- | | --- Four Square --- --- | | | --- --- | | | --- --- T-Block --- --- --- | | | | --- --- --- | | --- L-Block and L-Block Reverse (J-Block) --- | | --- | | --- --- | | | --- --- --- | | --- | | --- --- | | | --- --- Z-Block and Z-Block Reverse (S-Block) --- --- | | | --- --- --- | | | --- --- --- --- | | | --- --- --- | | | --- --- These blocks are referred to as Tetrads because each piece consists of four mini-squares. Here is an explanations of the pros and cons of what the pieces do. Z-Block and Z-Block Reverse (S-Block) Pros: They can fill in corners with pockets when turned sideways and leave an extra space for other pieces to fill. Cons: The block might be opposite of the piece you needed. Especially for the left side for S-Blocks and right side for Z-Blocks +++++ L-Block and L-Block Reverse (J-Block) Pros: They can make triples, can adjust to the situation, can cover corners better than Z-Blocks and S-Blocks Cons: Can come out when the opposite piece is needed, bulky +++++ T-Block Pros: can fit in every pocket, rotates easily in tight spaces Cons: Can't dig in deep like the L-Block, J-Block, and Four Bar can. +++++ Four Square Pros: Can make doubles without much vertical space Cons: Can't be rotated, often comes out while there is not enough space +++++ Four Bar Pros: only piece that can make a Tetris Cons: often too wide for horizontal placement +---------------------+ Standard +---------------------+ Marathon: Do you have what it takes to clear 200 lines? That's the one and only goal of this challanging mode. You will advance one level every time you clear 10 lines. Line clear: Choose the level and height then battle for the most points by clearing the number of specified lines. THe higher the level and height, the harder it will be. Harder challanges earn you more points. Vs Cpu: Set the CPU difficulty level and get ready to battle! Clear 2 or more lines at once to dump New Blocs on your opponent's screen. Fill your opponent's screen to the top first to win! Clear multiple linesafter your opponent attacks to prevent New Blocks from roping on you. New Blocks increase automatically over time! +---------------------+ Catch +---------------------+ Fly the core into falling Tetiminos to fuse them together. The goal is create 4 blocks by 4 blocks or larger. Press L or R to make the Tetriminos drop faster Use the D-pad to move the core. Press A to soin the core to the right and B to spin it to the left. Use the dotted lines as guides to figure out where you need to add blocks. When a Tetrimio touches the core, press the L or R button to make it fuse faster. When you've created a 4x4 block, it will change color. Pressing the X button will detonate the blocks and cause an explosion that will flash above, below, and to the sides of the block. If you don't manually deton- ate the block by pressing the X button, it will automatically explode after 10 seconds. All Tetriminos and enemies in the path of the explosion will be oblit- erated. Any blocks that remain will be brought in towards the core. Before the 4x4 blocks explodes, try to connect as many blocks as possible and make them change color for a higher score. Hitting an ememy, allowing a Tetrimino to fall or touching a block while the core spins causes your energy meter to drop. If ypou run out of energy blocks stack to the top and bottom, your game is over. +---------------------+ Mission +---------------------+ Complete as many missions as you can and set a new high score! Each mission has a set time limit. If you don't finish your mission before time expires. New Blocks will appear on your screen. Son't let blocks build up to the top, or your game is over! Time Trial: Complete a set number of missions as fast as you can to set the fastest time! Watch out: each mission is harder than the last! +---------------------+ Puzzle +---------------------+ To make things easier to understand. I put the correct piece and position for each puzzle in order. Look at the flow chart below for reference to the puzzles ahead. L-Block (positions 1,2,3,4) . ... .. . . . . ... .. . J-Block (1,2,3,4) . ... .. . . . . ... .. . S-Block (1,2) .. . .. .. . Z-Block (1,2) .. . .. .. . T Block (1,2,3,4) ... . . . . .. ... .. . . Four Bar (1,2) .... . . . . Four Square .. .. ------- Three-Pieces 1. J-Block 3, Z-Block 2, Four Bar 1 2. Four Bar 2, T-Block 1, J-Block 2 3. Four square, T-Block 1, L-Block 2 4. T-Block 1, J-Block 2, Four Bar 1 5. Four Bar 2, Four Bar 2, L-Block 2 6. T-Block 4, L-Block 2, Four Bar 1 7. Four Bar 2, Z-Block 1, J-Block 2 8. Four Bar 2, L-Block 3, J-Block 2 9. S-Block 2, L-Block 3, Four Square 10. Z-Block 2, J-Block 3, L-Block 3 11. T-Block 2, L-Block 3, J-Block 2 12. L-Block 3, Four Bar 2, Four Square 13. T-Block 4, J-Block 3, L-Block 3 14. Four Bar 2, Four Bar 2, J-Block 3 15. Four Square, J-Block 2, L-Block 2 16. T-Block 1, Z-Block 2, Four Bar 1 17. Four Bar 2, L-Block 4, J-Block 2 18. Four Bar 1, T-Block 1, L-Block 2 19. Four Square, L-Block 3. Four Square 20. L-Block 3, T-Block 4, J-Block 2 21. L-Block 3, L-Block 2, T-Block 1 22. S-BLock 1, S-Block 2, T-Block 1 23. Z-Block 2, S-Block 1, J-Block 2 24. Four Square, S-Block 2, T-Block 1 25. J-Block 3, S-Block 2, Four Square 26. L-Block 2, J-Block 4, Four Bar 1 27. J-Block 3, S-Block 2, Four Bar 1 28. J-Block 4, J-Block 3, L-BLock 2 29. Four Square, T-Block 1, L-Block 2 30. L-Block 3, Z-Block 2, J-Block 2 31. L-Block 2, T-Block 1, T-Block 1 32. Four Block, T-Block 2, Four Block 33. Four Bar 2, L-block 4, L-Block 3 34. L-Block 3, T-Block 1, J-Block 2 35. J-Block 3, L-Block 4, J-Block 2 36. S-Block 1, L-Block 3, Four Square 37. J-Block 2, T-Block 1, T-Block 1 38. S-Block 1, L-Block 3, T-Block 1 39. L-Block 3, J-Block 4, T-Block 1 40. T-Block 2, T-Block 4, J-Block 3 41. J-Block 3, J-Block 2, T-Block 1 42. Four Bar 2, T-Block 4, Four Square 43. Four Square, Z-Block 2, T-Block 1 44. Z-Block 1, L-Block 2, T-Block 1 45. Four Bar 2, S-Block 2, L-Block 3 46. S-Block 2, Z-Block 2, T-Block 1 47. Four Bar 2, S-Block 1, J-Block 2 48. Z-Block 2, S-Block 1, Four Square 49. L-Block 4, Z-Block 1, Four Square 50. L-Block 3. T-Block 4, L-Block 3 51. T-Block 2, S-Block 2, L-Block 3 52. J-Block 2, Z-Block 2, J-Block 3 53. T-Block 1, S-Block 1, L-Block 2 54. L-Block 3, Z-Block 2, J-Block 3 55. J-Block 4, L-Block 4, T-Block 1 56. Four Bar 2, T-Block 2, L-Block 3 57. L-Block 2, Z-Block 2, T-Block 1 58. J-Block 3, T-Block 1, J-Block 2 59. L-Block 2, S-Block 1 J-Block 2 60. Four Block J-Block 4, T-Block 1 61. L-Block 1, Four Square, T-Block 1 62. Four Bar 2, T-Block 2, L-Block 3 63. L-Block 2, L-Block 4, J-Block 2 64. L-Block 3, Four Bar 2, J-Block 2 65. Four Square, T-Block 4, L-Block 3 66. L-Block 1, S-Block 2, Four Square 67. Z-Block 2, J-Block 3, J-Block 2 68. S-Block 2, J-Block 3, Four Square 69. T-Block 1, J-block 4, T-Block 1 70. T-Block 2, Four Bar 2, J-Block 3 71. Four Square, L-Block 1, J-Block 3 72. Four Bar 2, Z-Block 2, T-Block 1 73. T-Block 1, J-Block 3, J-Block 2 74. Four Bar 2, Z-Block 2, J-Block 2 75. J-Block 1, Four Bar 2, L-Block 3 76. Four Square, Z-Block 2, T-Block 1, Four Bar 1 77. T-Block 4, J-Block 3, s-Block 2, T-Block 1 78. S-Block 1, T-Block 4, z-Block 1, Four Square 79. T-Block 2, S-Block 2, Four Bar 2, Four Square 80. Four Bar 2, L-Block 3, T-Block 4, Four Square 81. Four Bar 2, Z-Block 2, T-Block 1, L-Block 2 82. J-Block 1, Four Bar 1, T-Block 1, J-Block 2 83. Four Sqaure, Four Square, T-Block 1, T-Block 1 84. L-Block 3, J-Block 3, T-Block 1, Four Bar 1 85. Four Square, S-Block 1, T-Block 2, L-Block 3 86. Four Square, J-Block 3, L-Block 4, L-Block 2 87. T-Block 4, Z-Block 2, J-Block 3, Four Square 88. Four Square, T-Block 1, L-Block 2, Four Bar 1 89. Four Bar 2, T-Block 4, S-Block 2, T-Block 1 90. Four Bar 2, Four Bar 2, J-Bar 3, L-Block 2 91. L-Block 3, Four Bar 2, L-Block 3, J-Block 2 92. Four Square, J-Block 4, T-Block 1, Four Bar 1 93. Four Bar 2, S-Block 1, Z-Block 1, L-Block 2 94. J-Block 3, T-Block 2, L-Block 3, Four Square 95. Four Square, L-Block 3, J-Block 3, T-Block 1 96. Z-Block 1, J-Block 2, Four Square, T-Block 1 97. L-Block 3, J-Block 3, J-Block 4, T-Block 1 98. S-Block 2, Four Bar 2, L-Block 3, L-Block 2 99. S-Block 2, J-Block 3, Four Bar 2, Four Square 100. J-Block 4, Z-Block 2, J-Block 3, J-Block 3 101. T-Block 2, L-Block 3, S-Block 1, L-Block 2 102. T-Block 2, L-Block 1, L-Block 3, J-Block 3 103. J-BLock 3, Four Bar 2, L-Block 3, J-Block 2 104. Four Bar 2, Z-Block 2, J-Block 3, L-Block 3 105. Z-Block 1, T-Block 4, J-Block 3, Four Bar 2 106. Z-Block 2, J-Block 3, S-Block 2, L-Block 2 107. T-Block 2, L-Block 3, J-Block 2, Four Bar 1 108. L-Block 2, Four Bar 2, Four Square, TiBlock 1 109. L-Block 2, Z-Block 2, T-Block 1. J-Block 2 110. T-Block 2, Four Bar 2, J-Block 2, J-Block 2 111. L-Block 3, Four Square, L-Block 2, T-Block 1 112. T-Block 2, L-Block 3, J-Block 4, T-Block 1 113. S-Block 2, Z-Block 2, J-Block 3, L-Block 3 114. S-Block 1, T-Block 2, Z-Block 1, T-Block 1 115. T-Block 2, Z-Block 1, J-Block 3, T-Block 1 116. Z-Block 2, Four Bar 2, J-Block 3, T-Block 1 117. Four Square, T-Block 4, Z-Block 2, Four Square 118. L-Block 3, J-Block 3, S-Block 1, T-Block 1 119. Four Square, T-Block 2, T-Block 4, J-Block 3 120. J-Block 3, T-Block 2, J-Block 3, J-Block 2 121. J-Block 2, J-Block 2, L-Block 2, T-Block 1 122. Z-Block 1, L-Block 3, T-Block 4, Four Bar 1 123. S-Block 2, T-Block 4, Z-Block 2, J-Block 3 124. T-Block 2, L-Block 3, T-Block 1, L-Block 2 125. T-Block 4, J-Block 3, l-Block 3, L-Block 2 126. Four Bar 2, Four Square, T-Block 2, L-Block 3 127. L-Block 3, T-Block 1, L-Block 3, Four Square 128. S-Block 1, J-Block 1, S-Block 2, T-Block 1 129. T-Block 2, J-Block 1, S-Block 1, Four Bar 1 130. Four Bar 2, Four Square, T-Block 4, J-Block 3 131. L-Block 3, J-Block 3, T-Block 1, Four Bar 1 132. Four Square, J-Block 4, Z-Block 2, L-Block 2 133. S-Block 1, T-Block 4, Four Bar 2, J-Block 3 134. T-Block 2, L-Block 3, J-Block 3, L-Block 3 135. T-Block 2, Z-Block 1, Four Square, L-Block 2 136. Z-Block 1, J-Block 3, L-Block 3, T-Block 1 137. Z-Block 1, Four Bar 2, J-Block 3, T-Block 1 138. Four Bar 2, L-Block 3, J-Block 3, Four Square 139. S-Block 1, J-Block 2, L-Block 3, Four Bar 1 140. Four Bar 2, T-Block 2, J-Block 3, L-Block 2 141. T-Block 2, J-Block 3, Z-Block 2, Four Square 142. T-Block 4, Z-Block 2, J-Block 3, T-Block 1 143. T-Block 2, L-Block 1, J-Block 3, Four Square 144. Four Square, Four Bar 2, Z-Block 2, L-Block 2 145. Z-Block 2, J-Block 2, J-Block 3, T-Block 1 146. Four Bar 2, L-Block 3, J-Block 3, T-Block 1 147. T-Block 4, Four Bar 2, J-Block 3, L-Block 3 148. Z-Block 2, Z-Block 2, T-Block 2, J-Block 2 149. Four Bar 2, T-Block 4, J-Block 3, J-Block 2 150. S-Block 1, L-Block 2, J-Block 2, T-Block 1 151. L-Block 3, Z-Block 2, S-Block, J-Block 4 152. L-Block 3, Four Square J-Block 2, T-Block 1 153. Z-Block 2, T-Block 2, S-Block 3, Four Square 154. Four Square, T-Block 1, J-Block 4, Four Bar 1 155. J-Block 2, J-Block 1, T-Block 2, L-Block 2 156. T-Block 2, Four Square, J-Block 2, L-Block 2 157. L-Block 3, S-Block 1, J-Block 2, T-Block 1 158. S-Block 2, L-Block 3, Z-Block 1, T-Block 1 159. Four Square, T-Block 4, J-Block 3, L-Block 2 160. T-Block 2, Z-Block 1, L-Block 3, L-Block 2 161. S-Block 2, L-Block 3, T-Block 1, L-Block 2 162. J-Block 3, Z-Block 2, T-Block 2, J-Block 2 163. T-Block 2, S-Block 2, T-Block 1, L-Block 2 164. Four Square, L-Block 1, J-Block 3, J-Block 3 165. S-Block 2, Four Bar 2, T-Block 4, J-Block 3 166. S-Block 2, L-Block 3, L-Block 4, T-Block 1 167. J-Block 3, S-Block 2, T-Block 4, J-Block 2 168. S-Block 2, T-Block 2, Four Square, T-Block 1 169. T-Block 4, Four Bar 2, S-Block 2, L-Block 3 170. T-Block 1, L-Block 2, Z-Block 2, Four Bar 1 171. T-Block 1, J-Block 3, S-Block 2, Four Bar 1 172. Four Bar 2, T-Block 2, Z-Block 2, J-Block 2 173. T-Block 2, L-Block 3, J-Block 3, J-Block 3 174. S-Block 2, T-Block 4, J-Block 3, T-Block 1 175. Four Square, T-Block 2, J-Block 3, J-Block 2 176. T-Block 2, J-Block 3, Four Bar 2, L-Block 2 177. J-Block 3, Four Bar 2, T-Block 4, J-Block 3 178. L-Block 3, Four Bar 2, T-Block 2, J-Block 2 179. L-Block 2, S-Block 2, T-Block 4, Four Square 180. Four Bar 2, T-Block 4, L-Block 3, Four Square 181. Z-Block 1, Four Bar 2, T-Block 2, J-Block 3 182. Four Square, J-Block 1, S-Block 2, T-Block 1 183. Four Square, J-Block 2, Z-Block 1, L-Block 2 184. Z-Block 2, S-Block J-Block 2, T-Block 1 185. S-Block 1, J-Block 4, Z-Block 2, L-Block 2 186. FOur Sqaure, J-Block 2, S-Block 2, L-Block 3, T-Block 1 187. J-Block 3, S-Block 1, T-Block 2, L-Block 3, Four Bar 1 188. Four Bar 2, J-Block 3, J-Block 4, T-Block 4, J-Block 2 189. Z-Block 2, T-Block 2, S-Block 2, J-Block 2, T-Block 190. T-Block 4, Z-Block 2, J-Block 3, L-Block 2, Four Bar 2 191. Z-Block 2, J-Block 3, T-Block 1, J-Block 2, L-Block 2 192. J-Block 2, L-Block 2, Four Square, T-Block 2, Four Bar 1 193. J-Block 3, Four Square, T-Block 2, Z-Block 2, L-Block 2 194. Four Square, Four Square, T-Block 4, Z-Block 2, J-Block 3 195. T-Block 1, J-Block 4, T-Block 1, L-Block 3, Four Bar 1 196. J-Block 2, L-Block 4, S-Block 1, T-Block 2, Four Bar 1 197. J-Block 3, T-Block 2, Four Bar 2, S-Block 1 L-Block 3 198. S-Block 2, Four Bar 2, L-Block 3, S-Block 2, T-Block 1 199. J-Block 3, Z-Block 1, T-Block 1, T-Block 1, Four Square 200. Z-Block 2, L-Block 1, T-Block 4, Z-Block 2, J-Block 3 +---------------------+ Touch +---------------------+ I'm not in the mood to provide a full-proof strategy because this takes pure luck to finish so even then I can't provide a complete strategy for this area. All you got to do is move the blocks using the stylus to get the object on the top. There are five levels of play. +---------------------+ Push +---------------------+ In this mode, your goal is to control the falling Teriminos and clear lines to force your oppnent to the danger line. You control the top screen and your oppnent controls the touch screen. The dotted line on the top screen is your danger line and the one on the Touch Screen is your opponent's. The basic controls are the same as the Standard Mode. First drop a falling Tetrimino on the Floating Mino (block) to create a base.A ghost piece will appear in places where you can drop a Tetrimino. If you try to a block where there is no Ghost Piece, the Tetrimino falls through the hole. Depending on where the Tetrimino falls, the screen will move automatically. The more lines you clear at once, the further diwn the blocks will be pushed. Use the numbers in the background as a guide for how well you are doing.Force enough blocks on your opponent and push them across the danger line to win. Don't let your opponent force you across your danger lione, or your game is over. o--------------------o CREDITS o--------------------o Nintendo - made the game itself Alexey Pazhitnov - made the game Tetris GameFAQs - hosting this FAQ You - reading it. o--------------------o CONTACT ME o--------------------o azulfria[at]hotmail[dot]com [at] = @ and [dot] = . Don't want any email bots. Thank you for reading -Ice Queen Zero