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Cosmo Clock 21
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(04-24-2017, 05:02 AM)
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Website: http://puyo.sega.com/tetris/
Systems: PS4 (physical only), Switch (physical, digital)
Release Date: April 25 (NA), April 27-28 (EU), May 12 (AUS)
Review Thread

Try before you buy with the demo on the Switch eShop!

The PS4 and digital Switch versions are $30, while the physical Switch edition costs $40 but comes with keychains (in America). If you live in PAL land, the pricing is kind of inconsistent.




Click on each of the thumbnails for a video!









Adventure
A story? In… Tetris? Go on an adventure spanning 10 chapters with fully voiced cutscenes while clearing all sorts of gameplay challenges!


Lesson
Learn how to play with gameplay demonstrations!

Solo Arcade and Multiplayer Arcade
Play with up to four players & CPU and make enemies out of friends! (Disclaimer: the AI is incapable of feeling love.) See the Rules section for all the different rules you can play with.

Online
Challenge yourself in ranked battles against other players worldwide in Puzzle League, enjoy casual matches with up to 4 players in Free Play, and watch and upload replays!



“I thought I was good at Tetris, but not anymore…”
“What even is Puyo?! Is this some Mean Bean Machine shit”

If this sounds like you, even despite absorbing the tutorials in Lesson mode, here’s some other guides and resources to get you started.

Puyo Puyo
Developing a “chain sense” (video)
How to play Puyo Puyo
Advanced Tutorials (video)

Tetris
Hard Drop Wiki
- Finesse
- T-Spins
Advanced Tutorials (video)



Yes, you can still play classic endless Tetris and one-on-one Tetris.
That’s not even a question, but you should totally check out Puyo and all the other game modes as well!

Is there colorblind support for Puyo?
The “metallic” skin uses a more colorblind friendly palette, and the “alphabet” skin transforms all the puyos into letters.

Is there cross-play between PS4 and Switch? What about region free online?
No cross-play across different platforms, but you can play against the entire world without issue.

Are there any differences between the characters?
They have different items and dropsets in Party and Fusion mode, and their CPU AI behaves differently.

Is there Japanese dual-audio?
English dub only.

I heard you couldn’t stream or upload videos of the game…
That only applies to Adventure mode content in the Japanese version; the English version has no restrictions. If you want to be nice though, put the following on your videos somewhere:
©SEGA Tetris ®&© 1985~2017 Tetris Holding.

Why isn’t there a digital PS4 version?
Blame The Tetris Company and their weird licensing rules.



Announcement Trailer
Game Modes Trailer
Back to Basics Trailer
JP Pro-level Promo Video

Big Bang Spin Guide

mchaosg made like all the graphics for the OT
Last edited by Cosmo Clock 21; 04-25-2017 at 01:44 AM.
xxracerxx
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(04-24-2017, 05:04 AM)
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SheHateMe
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(04-24-2017, 05:05 AM)
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My Tetris is Puyo Puyo.
panama chief
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(04-24-2017, 05:06 AM)
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Well made and informative OT. I'm down
bigkrev
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Is there Japanese dual-audio?
English dub only.

FUCK

Might just stick with my imported Vita version instead of double dipping. Could not STAND the voices in the demo on Switch, and I'm really not excited to pay $40 for a Physical copy.
Theswweet
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(04-24-2017, 05:06 AM)
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Gonna be rocking those keychains, for sure.
El Odio
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(04-24-2017, 05:06 AM)
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My roommates and I absolutely cannot wait until Tuesday for this to hard drop. Probably more hyped for this than I was for BotW.
AmyS
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(04-24-2017, 05:09 AM)
The original Tetris was from Russia With Love, also!

Electronic Gaming Monthly issue #2 July 1989:



RecRoulette
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(04-24-2017, 05:11 AM)
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I'm happy that we got another one of these games localized.
Einhandr
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(04-24-2017, 05:13 AM)
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When you play online in the four player matches is it a free-for-all or is there a way to set up teams somehow?
dvolovets
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(04-24-2017, 05:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by AmyS

The original Tetris was from Russia With Love, also!

Electronic Gaming Monthly issue #2 July 1989:

As a native Russian speaker, wow that first sentence is embarrassing. "Droogies"? What did they use to double-check their spelling, a copy of A Clockwork Orange? Oy vey.

On topic: very excited about this game, had it pre-ordered for a while now. :)
Sciz
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(04-24-2017, 05:14 AM)
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Puyo finally escapes Japan with the help of Tetris; war between the two immediately breaks out.

The demo has already consumed me.
AdanVC
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(04-24-2017, 05:15 AM)
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Amazing OT content and title!
AmyS
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(04-24-2017, 05:19 AM)

Originally Posted by dvolovets

As a native Russian speaker, wow that first sentence is embarrassing. "Droogies"? What did they use to double-check their spelling, a copy of A Clockwork Orange? Oy vey.

Honestly, I don't know, but game magazines from the late 80s in the U.S. were done by 20 somethings using fist or second generation Macs on a small budget.

There was actually even more coverage of Tetris in EGM #1 a month earlier, May 1989.

Edit:

Video Games & Computer Entertainment magazine always had much more mature writing, as you can probably see here in their article 'Gaming and Glasnost" centered on Tetris from May 1990.



Last edited by AmyS; 04-24-2017 at 05:35 AM.
Cosmo Clock 21
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(04-24-2017, 05:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by Einhandr

When you play online in the four player matches is it a free-for-all or is there a way to set up teams somehow?

You can do teams
random25
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(04-24-2017, 05:19 AM)
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It's almost here...woo!
Luminaire
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(04-24-2017, 05:21 AM)
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Excite.

Puyo > Tetris.
ZeroX03
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(04-24-2017, 05:22 AM)
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Think I might switch my region to US and grab that digital version. I think the local digital copy is more expensive than physical (and doesn't come out until May), and both are more expensive than MK8 physically due to some weirdness.
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(04-24-2017, 05:24 AM)
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This and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will own my Switch in May.
Cerium
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(04-24-2017, 05:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by ridley182

This and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will own my Switch in May.

No love for Minecraft or Disgaea?
Einhandr
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(04-24-2017, 05:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by Cosmo Clock 21

You can do teams

Awesome, this was a deal breaker to a friend of mine as he doesn't like playing against his friends but he really liked the idea of us being able to play on a team. How are they assigned, by the whether you choose Tetris/Puyo or just by choosing a team to be on before matches start?
Pastry
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(04-24-2017, 05:26 AM)
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Will we get a preload for the Switch digital version?
Cerium
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(04-24-2017, 05:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by Pastry

Will we get a preload for the Switch digital version?

I don't believe Switch has preloads yet.
-Mutsukki-
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(04-24-2017, 05:31 AM)
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Aside from not having dual audio this is really solid. I'm getting it as soon as I'm not spending so much in a single month (Mario Kart is going to be rough...)
Rated-G
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(04-24-2017, 05:31 AM)
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They removed the streaming restriction from the Japanese version on PS4 today via patch 1.01.
Hero Prinny
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(04-24-2017, 05:31 AM)
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i forgot this was coming out so soon
added_time
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(04-24-2017, 05:33 AM)
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My wife's favourite game is Puyo Puyo and my favourite game is Tetris. When this game got announced we thought it was the most romantic thing ever.

(and then we just had to wait years for the NA release lol)
Luigi87
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(04-24-2017, 05:36 AM)
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Nice OT

Really looking forward to this!
Ironically even though I usually always play with English dubs, I was really hoping for the JP dub for this game. The game is ridiculously priced on the JP eShop though, so I suppose I'll bite the bullet and just get the English.
Persona7
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(04-24-2017, 05:38 AM)
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How are the keychains distributed? They don't seem to be inside the game box.\


great title and ot.
fernoca
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(04-24-2017, 05:39 AM)
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Money is there waiting on the Switch.
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Seik
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This along with MK8D and the new Bomberman patch will make me play online more than I've played in a good while.

Can't wait to jump back into a Puyo game, my last one was Fever on Gamecube.
Kagoshima_Luke
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(04-24-2017, 05:40 AM)
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My copy has shipped from Amazon. Sah-weet!
Ozium
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(04-24-2017, 05:41 AM)
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will this be up at midnight on the eshop?
fernoca
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Originally Posted by Ozium

will this be up at midnight on the eshop?

Tuesday 9 AM PST
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(04-24-2017, 05:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by fernoca

Tuesday 9 AM PST

lame
ZombiePlatypus
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Originally Posted by Kagoshima_Luke

My copy has shipped from Amazon. Sah-weet!

Does it specify anywhere on your order if it's coming with the keychains? Does the box shown look like a regular case or the carton LE box?

My version says "standard." :/
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fernoca
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(04-24-2017, 05:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by Persona7

How are the keychains distributed? They don't seem to be inside the game box.

Game comes inside a box with them inside.

Originally Posted by Not my pics:





MrPanic
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(04-24-2017, 05:53 AM)
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Bleh, having to cough up 40 bucks without keychains and having to wait another couple of days over here in EU still hurts. Still looking forward to it though.
Neptonic
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(04-24-2017, 05:54 AM)
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Game of the Generation right here
Garrett Hawke
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(04-24-2017, 05:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by fernoca

Game comes inside a box with them inside.

This is super cute. Kinda excited now.
Dandy Crocodile
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(04-24-2017, 06:00 AM)
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I'm in!
ZombiePlatypus
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Originally Posted by fernoca

Game comes inside a box with them inside.

So adorable :p

Now I just need to not suck at Puyo. I can't chain for the life of me. Every time I try to set it up, I get piled with garbage puyos.
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Originally Posted by ZombiePlatypus

So adorable :p

Now I just need to not suck at Puyo. I can't chain for the life of me. Every time I try to set it up, I get piled with garbage puyos.

Fast drop helps! Which for some bizarre reason is turned off by default for Puyo (but not for Tetris)
Regiruler
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(04-24-2017, 06:08 AM)
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This or Voez?
Unicorn
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(04-24-2017, 06:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by Regiruler

This or Voez?

I'd say this only because of more modes and online and time-tested gameplay.
Sciz
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Originally Posted by -Mutsukki-

Fast drop helps! Which for some bizarre reason is turned off by default for Puyo (but not for Tetris)

Hard drop isn't part of Puyo's standard ruleset is why.
Cerium
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(04-24-2017, 06:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by Regiruler

This or Voez?

Very different games lol.
Fireblend
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(04-24-2017, 06:12 AM)
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I'm unbelievably excited for this game to be released. I've been wanting to play it since it came out in Japan, and am so glad that I held off until now, because now I get to enjoy it with friends and GAF :D the demo is easily my most played game on the Switch after Zelda, can't believe how much mileage I got out of it.

As someone who poured way more than 100 hours into Tetris DS which is IMO one of the finest puzzle games ever made, I hope to find that same sort of addiction here.

Props for the God tier OT title btw.
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Originally Posted by Unicorn

I'd say this only because of more modes and online and time-tested gameplay.

Also just to hear Suketoudara yell "SEGA" in dat buttery smooth voice.
TheOGB
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(04-24-2017, 06:15 AM)
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Fuck me I forgot this was physical only on PS4 ;__;

Definitely double dipping when I get a Switch tho

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