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Tetris Effect
Tetris Effect Connected cover.jpeg
Tetris Effect: Connected cover art
Developer(s)Monstars Inc.
Resonair
Stage Games
Publisher(s)Enhance
Platform(s)PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Oculus Quest, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
ReleasePlayStation 4
  • WW: November 9, 2018
Microsoft Windows
  • WW: July 23, 2019
Oculus Quest
  • WW: May 15, 2020
Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
  • WW: November 10, 2020
Nintendo Switch
  • WW: October 8, 2021
Gameplay info
Next pieces1-4
Playfield size10 × 20
Hold pieceYes
Hard dropYes
Rotation systemSRS (primary)
NRS (secondary)
Tetris Effect
Tetris Effect title.png
Tetris Effect ingame.png
Tetris Effect: Connected
Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) title.jpg
Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) ingame Journey.jpg

Tetris Effect is a single player game featuring music and visuals that react to player actions. The game was released on November 9, 2018, exclusively for the PlayStation 4. It is the first official console release since Tetris Ultimate in 2014.

Tetris Effect was released for Windows, with support for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, on July 23, 2019. It is available for purchase on the Epic Games Store. A version for the Oculus Quest was released May 15, 2020.

An updated release, named Tetris Effect: Connected, was announced for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Windows 10 (exclusively through the Microsoft Store and Xbox Game Pass) on July 23, 2020, and was released on November 10, 2020. The Connected update was also released on existing platforms and Steam in August 18, 2021, and will be released on Nintendo Switch in October 8, 2021.[1] This update added new multiplayer modes to the game.

Gameplay

Tetris Effect features standard Guideline rules for gameplay; several features such as IRS/IHS, hold piece, and piece preview count can be changed in the options. Each stage has its own themed block design; however, the player may also switch to a Traditional (Guideline-colors) block design for improved visibility.

Zone mechanic

Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) ingame Zone example.jpg

The main mode of Tetris Effect, Journey Mode, features a new mechanic called Zone. By filling up the Zone meter by performing line clears (x lines, depending on difficulty in Journey Mode or phase in Zone Battle, charges a quarter of meter), the player can then trigger Zone, where the gravity temporarily stops (the piece still locks after a delay if it is touching the top of the stack, however) and any lines cleared are pushed to the bottom of the playfield. Zone ends when the time meter runs out or the player tops out. After that, completed lines disappear from the bottom of the playfield with an explosion. The maximum possible Zone duration in Journey Mode is 20 seconds.

It was initially thought that 20 lines was the maximum possible Zone clear, since this is the height at which pieces spawn, but it was discovered that higher clears were possible when the last piece was able to clear multiple lines, usually with the use of IRS/IHS. Kirby703 was the first player to achieve a 21 line Zone clear, with developers later renaming the clear a Kirbtris (initially displayed as an Ultimatris). She later was the first to achieve a 22 line Zone clear as well, displayed as an Impossibilitris. On February 15, 2021, Kirby703 again became the first player to perform a 23 line Impossibilitris clear by using 10 I pieces laid across the top of the screen vertically. In the multiplayer modes added in Connected, higher clears are potentially possible due to the added garbage mechanics and boss blitz attacks offering additional strategies; another player named Electra utilized these strategies to perform 24 and 25 lines in Connected mode.

When at least 8 lines have been filled during Zone, a color inversion effect known as Zone Brilliance is applied to the entire screen. You can adjust the severity of this effect in the graphics settings, which allows a choice between "MIN", "MID", and "MAX".

Zone clear names

Zone clear name Line clear amount
Tetris 4-7
Octoris 8-11
Dodecatris 12-15
Decahexatris 16-17
Perfectris 18-19
Ultimatris 20
Kirbtris 21
Impossibilitris 22+

Scoring in Zone

During Zone, there is a multiplier applied to all points earned during Zone. Score values are +1x for every clear of an Octoris (eight lines) or more. If Zone is activated when fully charged (20 seconds), an additional +1x multiplier is also applied, thus making a 3x multiplier the highest possible. Points earned from line clears are not immediately added to the score display and are delayed until Zone ends, which also awards a bonus of +100 for each line cleared during Zone.

Grading and Scoring

Scoring is carried over from other Guideline games; the player receives a certain grade (from D/E to SS) based on their final score in most modes.

List of Stages

Stage Name Appearance Unlock condition
Main Stages
Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) Stage 01 The Deep.jpg
The Deep
Journey Mode, Area 1, Stage 1 Available by default
Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) Stage 02 Pharaohs Code.jpg
Pharaoh's Code
Journey Mode, Area 1, Stage 2 Complete the previous stage in Journey Mode
Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) Stage 03 Karma Wheel.jpg
Karma Wheel
Journey Mode, Area 1, Stage 3 Complete the previous stage in Journey Mode
Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) Stage 04 Jellyfish Chorus.jpg
Jellyfish Chorus
Journey Mode, Area 2, Stage 1 Complete the previous stage in Journey Mode
Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) Stage 05 Da Vinci.jpg
Da Vinci
Journey Mode, Area 2, Stage 2 Complete the previous stage in Journey Mode
Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) Stage 06 Prayer Circles.jpg
Prayer Circles
Journey Mode, Area 2, Stage 3 Complete the previous stage in Journey Mode
Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) Stage 07 Ritual Passion.jpg
Ritual Passion
Journey Mode, Area 2, Stage 4 Complete the previous stage in Journey Mode
Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) Stage 08 Deserted.jpg
Deserted
Journey Mode, Area 3, Stage 1 Complete the previous stage in Journey Mode
Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) Stage 09 Dolphin Surf.jpg
Dolphin Surf
Journey Mode, Area 3, Stage 2 Complete the previous stage in Journey Mode
Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) Stage 10 Downtown Jazz.jpg
Downtown Jazz
Journey Mode, Area 3, Stage 3 Complete the previous stage in Journey Mode
Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) Stage 11 Spirit Canyon.jpg
Spirit Canyon
Journey Mode, Area 3, Stage 4 Complete the previous stage in Journey Mode
Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) Stage 12 Jeweled Veil.jpg
Jeweled Veil
Journey Mode, Area 4, Stage 1 Complete the previous stage in Journey Mode
Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) Stage 13 Forest Dawn.jpg
Forest Dawn
Journey Mode, Area 4, Stage 2 Complete the previous stage in Journey Mode
Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) Stage 14 Kaleidoscope.jpg
Kaleidoscope
Journey Mode, Area 4, Stage 3 Complete the previous stage in Journey Mode
Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) Stage 15 Turtle Dreams.jpg
Turtle Dreams
Journey Mode, Area 4, Stage 4 Complete the previous stage in Journey Mode
Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) Stage 16 Celebration.jpg
Celebration
Journey Mode, Area 4, Stage 5 Complete the previous stage in Journey Mode
Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) Stage 17 Sunset Breeze.jpg
Sunset Breeze
Journey Mode, Area 5, Stage 1 Complete the previous stage in Journey Mode
Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) Stage 18 Aurora Peak.jpg
Aurora Peak
Journey Mode, Area 5, Stage 2 Complete the previous stage in Journey Mode
Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) Stage 19 Zen Blossoms.jpg
Zen Blossoms
Journey Mode, Area 5, Stage 3 Complete the previous stage in Journey Mode
Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) Stage 20 Yin and Yang.jpg
Yin & Yang
Journey Mode, Area 5, Stage 4 Complete the previous stage in Journey Mode
Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) Stage 21 Hula Soul.jpg
Hula Soul
Journey Mode, Area 5, Stage 5 Complete the previous stage in Journey Mode
Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) Stage 22 Starfall.jpg
Starfall
Journey Mode, Area 6, Stage 1 Complete the previous stage in Journey Mode
Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) Stage 23 Balloon High.jpg
Balloon High
Journey Mode, Area 6, Stage 2 Complete the previous stage in Journey Mode
Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) Stage 24 Mermaid Cove.jpg
Mermaid Cove
Journey Mode, Area 6, Stage 3 Complete the previous stage in Journey Mode
Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) Stage 25 Orbit.jpg
Orbit
Journey Mode, Area 6, Stage 4 Complete the previous stage in Journey Mode
Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) Stage 26 Stratosphere.jpg
Stratosphere
Journey Mode, Area 6, Stage 5 Complete the previous stage in Journey Mode
Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) Stage 27 Metamorphosis.jpg
Metamorphosis
Journey Mode, Area 7 Complete the previous stage in Journey Mode
Hidden Stages
Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) Stage 28 1989.jpg
1989
Unlockable Participate in Weekend Ritual (temporarily) or reach XP Level 50 (permanently)
Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) Stage 29 1984.jpg
1984
Unlockable See Codes below
Special Stages
Space Sprint Sprint Mode Available by default
Gilded Horizon Ultra Mode Available by default
Space Race Master Mode Available by default
Mandala All Clear, Combo, and Target Modes Available by default
Rose Horizon Countdown Mode Available by default
Rebirth Purify Mode Available by default


Journey Mode

Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) Journey Mode menu.jpg

The main mode of the game, with 27 stages total. The stages are split into 7 different areas, where they are unlocked one by one as the player progresses. Each stage has 3 sections, with a different speed level per section. The line goal per stage is determined by the selected difficulty: 30 lines for Beginner, 36 lines for Normal, and 48 lines for Expert, respectively. The final stage, Metamorphosis, has a 90-line goal, regardless of difficulty selected. Only non-Zone cleared lines count toward the goal. Practice Mode is also available, which allows the player to progress through the first four areas with no game overs and low gravity levels.

Speed Levels in Journey Mode
Stage Beginner Normal Expert
The Deep 1 1 1 1 2 3 6 7 8
Pharaoh's Code 2 2 2 3 4 5 8 9 10
Karma Wheel 3 3 3 4 5 6 10 11 12
Jellyfish Chorus 1 1 3 1 1 5 6 6 10
Da Vinci 1 3 1 1 5 1 6 10 6
Prayer Circles 3 1 3 5 1 5 10 6 10
Ritual Passion 1 3 7 1 5 9 6 12 15
Deserted 4 2 2 6 3 3 11 8 6
Dolphin Surf 2 7 3 4 9 6 10 15 12
Downtown Jazz 2 6 2 4 8 5 9 14 10
Spirit Canyon 1 3 8 3 5 10 8 10 16
Jeweled Veil 2 2 4 4 4 6 9 9 10
Forest Dawn 5 5 5 7 7 7 12 12 12
Kaleidoscope 5 7 2 7 10 3 12 16 8
Turtle Dreams 6 6 6 8 8 8 13 13 13
Celebration 1 6 9 1 8 11 6 15 18
Sunset Breeze 4 1 4 7 3 7 12 8 12
Aurora Peak 3 6 7 5 8 9 10 13 16
Zen Blossoms 1 4 6 3 6 8 8 11 13
Yin & Yang 9 5 3 11 7 5 16 12 10
Hula Soul 1 7 10 3 10 12 8 16 20
Starfall 6 9 4 9 12 7 15 18 12
Balloon High 2 9 3 5 12 6 10 18 11
Mermaid Cove 4 4 7 7 7 10 12 12 14
Orbit 4 6 8 7 8 11 13 14 17
Stratosphere 8 9 10 10 11 13 16 18 20
Metamorphosis 7 4 10 10 7 13 16 13 20


Effect Modes

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This section contains 11 different game modes, categorized into 4 groups. In Marathon, Chill Marathon, Quick Play, and Mystery modes, the player can choose one of the available main or hidden stages to play on. All other modes have their own unique stages.

Classic

Marathon

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Standard fixed-goal Marathon mode. Clear at least 150 lines to complete the mode. Endless can be toggled on, and initial level (up to 15) can be selected.

Scoring
Grade Score
SS 500,000 + Clear
S ???
A ???
B ???
C ???
D ???

Ultra

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3-minute score attack mode.

Scoring
Grade Score
SS 35,000
S ???
A ???
B ???
C ???
D ???

Sprint

Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) ingame Sprint.jpg

40 lines time attack mode.

Scoring
Grade Time
SS <1:10
S <1:20
A <1:40
B <2:20
C <3:20
D >3:20
E Fail

Master

Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) ingame Master.jpg

20G mode with 30 speed levels, each with progressively decreasing lock delay and line clear delay values. Clear at least 300 lines to complete the mode. Initial M-level can be selected prior to starting the mode.

Scoring
Grade Lines
SS 150
S 130
A 100
B 50
C 20
D 1
E 0

Relax

In these modes, topping out will reset the playfield and score counter instead of netting an instant Game Over. Piece sequences can be toggled between Random or Fixed.

Chill Marathon

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Marathon mode, but with no instant Game Overs. Initial level is selectable; the line goal amount can also be adjusted between 150 to 600 lines in multiples of 30.

Scoring
Grade Score
SS 300,000
S ???
A ???
B ???
C ???
D ???

Quick Play

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Play one of the available stages with selectable fixed level and line goal amount, ranging from 30 to 600 lines in multiples of 30.

Scoring
Grade Score
SS 10,000
S 8,000
A 6,000
B 5,000
C 3,000
D 1,000

Playlist

Play through a set of 4 similarly-themed stages in continuous succession. The player can also change the background music prior to starting one of the three available Playlists:

  • SeaThe Deep, Dolphin Surf, Mermaid Cove; Jellyfish Chorus
  • WindDa Vinci, Balloon High, Deserted; Sunset Breeze
  • WorldPrayer Circles, Zen Blossoms, Jeweled Veil; Karma Wheel
Scoring
Grade Score
SS 40,000
S ???
A ???
B ???
C ???
D ???

Focus

All Clear

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Perform as many perfect clears as possible within a 1-minute base time limit, using the given stacks and piece sequences. Each successful perfect clear will add a time bonus.

Scoring
Grade Score
SS 30
S 26
A 20
B 15
C 10
D 1
E 0

Combo

Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) ingame Combo.jpg

Perform as many combos as possible within a 1-minute base time limit, using the given stacks and piece sequences. Each successful combo clear will add a time bonus.

Scoring
Grade Score
SS 120
S 100
A 80
B 50
C 25
D 1
E 0

Target

Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) ingame Target.jpg

Similar to Tetris with Cardcaptor Sakura Eternal Heart, clear as many stacks with gem blocks as possible within a 1-minute base time limit. Each stack cleared adds a time bonus.

Scoring
Grade Score
SS 30
S 26
A 20
B 15
C 10
D 1
E 0

Adventurous

Countdown

Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) ingame Countdown.jpg

Score as many points as possible within 5 minutes. One or more I pieces drop into a random column on the stack every 2, 5, 8, or 10 piece drops. Endless can also be toggled on; the mode ends when the player tops out.

Scoring
Grade Score
SS 55,000
S ???
A ???
B ???
C ???
D ???

Purify

Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) ingame Purify.jpg

Clear as many grey garbage and violet "infected" blocks as possible within a 3-minute time limit. New infected blocks are added to the bottom of the stack after a certain number of clears or after failing to clear infected blocks at certain time intervals.

Scoring
Grade Blocks Purified
SS 450 + Clear
S 400
A 300
B 150
C 100
D 1

Mystery

Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) ingame Mystery.jpg

Marathon mode, but new random mechanics are activated for a particular time period, such as giant pieces, bombs, no hold, and more.

Scoring
Grade Score
SS 400,000
S ???
A ???
B ???
C ???
D ???

Multiplayer Modes

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The following modes were added in Tetris Effect: Connected. Ranked, Friend, and Local Match sub-modes are available for each. For Ranked and Friend Matches, players in any of the available platforms can match against each other via cross-platform online play; other players can also spectate ongoing Friend Matches. For Local Matches, the player can create matches against other control methods (extra controllers or keyboard and mouse) or CPU opponents (10 skill levels available).

Connected

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Connected is a co-op multiplayer mode where three players, each with their own playfield, must battle as a team against A.I.-controlled bosses. The Connected campaign includes five different Areas, with three unique bosses each for Areas 1-4 and a final three-stage boss for Area 5. As the boss performs line clears, an attack meter fills up that attacks the other players with a random mechanic modifier called a blitz. The three team players are tasked with performing line clears to fill up a special Zone meter to perform attacks against the boss. The boss player can also toggle between two modes of play: Attack, sending blitzes, and Defense, creating a cushion to absorb Zone attacks sent by the team. The mode ends when either all three players or the boss tops out. A more difficult Connected campaign with tougher bosses called Maniac is also available.

Attack Phase

As team players perform line clears, a shared Zone meter between all three players is filled. The color of each segment represents each player's overall contribution to the current meter. During this phase, players must survive blitz attacks by the boss that become more aggressive and challenging to deal with. More meter is charged for different line clears, roughly equivalent to the scaling used for garbage in Zone Battle. If a player tops out in this phase, they enter a Revive state.

Boss Attack

In each Area, bosses have a shared set of common blitz attacks. Each boss also has a signature blitz attack. Initially, attacks are individual blitzes, but quickly begin to become two-blitz attacks. Each blitz has an associated internal level 1-4 in strength/effect, with higher values being more difficult to deal with. Bosses alternate between common and signature sets of blitz combinations, with many blitz combinations in the signature set including common blitzes as the game progresses. Many of the blitz effects are similar to those seen in Mystery and seem inspired by the attack items in TGM Versus modes.

Bosses
Boss Blitz
Signature Common
Area 1 Pisces Pop In Rain Soft Drop Bump Up
Pop Out
Sagittarius Laser
Taurus Giant
Area 2 Cancer Unstable Twist No Hold Bump Up
Libra Hard Field
Hard Block
Scorpio Fast
Area 3 Gemini Twins Spin No Next Bump Up
Aries Invert
Virgo No Span
Area 4 Capricon Trimino Hi-Stakes No Hold No Next Bump Up
Pentomino
Broken
Aquarius Squeeze
Leo Hide Field
Area 5 Tetrimidion All Effects
Boss Blitzes
Blitz Effect
Pop In Blocks appear randomly on the playfield
Pop Out Blocks are removed randomly from the playfield
Laser Rows, columns, or diagonals of blocks are removed from the playfield
Giant Big pieces, similar to TGM Big Mode
Rain Multiple columns of blocks are dropped on to the playfield from above
Soft Drop Hard drop is disabled
Bump Up Rows of garbage are added to the bottom of the playfield
Unstable Fire pieces that "explode" on the stack when touched
Hard Field Rows on the playfield are hardened and must be cleared twice
Hard Block Certain pieces have hard minos when locked to the stack
Fast Higher gravity and lower lock delay, similar to Master
Twist Columns in the stack are shifted up or down in height
No Hold Hold is disabled
Twins Pieces spawn in twin configurations
Invert Blocks in the stack are inverted to be empty
No Spin Rotation is disabled
Spin Rows on the playfield are rotated horizontaly
No Next The next piece display is hidden
Trimino Pieces spawn as triminos
Pentomino Pieces spawn as pentominos
Broken Pieces spawn as disjointed configurations
Squeeze Columns are restricted on the playfield and movement shifts after piece drops
Hide Field The playfield is hidden, only becoming briefly visible after a certain number of drops
Hi-Stakes I pieces are dropped on the field from above, similar to Countdown

Zone Phase

When the Zone meter is filled, Zone is automatically triggered and the three players' playfields merge together and collapse all blocks to the bottom via cascade gravity. While in Zone, the players must clear as many lines as possible within the shared playfield, each taking turns dropping pieces in a round-robin order from left to right. The boss automatically enters Defense mode and must clear lines in anticipation of a Zone attack. On the team's side, special purple pieces, which appear at random but more frequently in early phases of the game, can be used to eliminate gaps by cascading blocks down the stack. Only the number of overall lines cleared, not the types of line clear, applies to Zone in this mode (compare with Zone Battle). Once the Zone time limit ends or a player tops out, the resulting Zone line clear amount is then converted to a solid garbage attack towards the boss that is received all at once after a brief animation. When player fields again separate, any complete lines are eliminated without contributing to the next Zone meter. Players then return to the Attack phase with a Zone meter that takes more clears to fill than the previous phase.

Boss Defense

When a boss enters Defense mode, solid lines received from Zone attacks can be eliminated by performing line clears. When no garbage is present, the boss can also use Defense to build up a cushion for future Zone attacks by performing clears. Each ten lines cleared by the boss in Defense is represented as a defense orb the orbits the player's avatar and is roughly equivalent to one line of solid garbage. This defense can then offset Zone attacks partially or entirely.

Revive

If a player tops out during the Attack phase, they enter a Revive state where they can tap along to the rhythm of the stage music to revive themselves by filling a gauge indicated by the background shading of their playfield. The remaining player(s) can also accelerate revival of dead players by performing Tetris and T-Spin line clears. Once the Revive gauge has been filled, the player becomes active again with an empty playfield.

Revive Tap Count
Boss Normal Maniac
Pisces 40 75
Sagittarius 50 85
Taurus 60 95
Cancer 50 80
Libra 60 90
Scorpio 70 100
Gemini 60 85
Aries 70 95
Virgo 80 105
Capricorn 70 90
Aquarius 80 100
Leo 90 110
Tetrimidion (Stage 1) 80 100
Tetrimidion (Stage 2) 90 110
Tetrimidion (Stage 3) 100 120
Revival Clears
Clear Performed Tap Added
T-Spin Single +5
T-Spin Double +10
T-Spin Triple +15
Tetris +10

No differentiation is made between Mini and regular T-Spin clears for revival clears.

Connected VS

Connected VS is available during Weekend Rituals, allowing a fourth player to play as the boss on the rightmost playfield in Connected play. Boss players are able to select from bosses they have beaten in Connected, each with their usual signature blitz abilities.

When playing as a boss, hitting the zone button will shift you from Attack mode to Defense mode, and vice versa. While in Attack mode, you will send blitzes as normal when enough lines are cleared. While in Defense mode, line clears will go towards clearing any garbage the other team has sent you. If the other players are in Zone, your line clears will go towards reducing the amount of garbage lines they are about to send to you. You are locked into Defense mode while the other players are in Zone, and you can not go into Defense mode if you have no garbage on your screen.

Zone Battle

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Standard versus mode, with the addition of the Zone mechanic from Journey Mode. When a player enters the Zone, the line clear amount and clear types made during the Zone period is then converted to an attack towards the other player, also equivalent to the number of sent garbage lines. However, the player may also block an incoming garbage attack by entering the Zone and clearing enough lines to cancel the attack. An attack bonus based on the total Zone lines cleared is applied after the normal garbage lines sent. Received garbage is delayed and will not appear on the field until the first drop made without clearing a line.

Zone Bonus Attack
Lines Cleared Zone Charge
25% 50% 75% 100%
1 1 1 1 1
2 2 2 2 3
3 2 3 3 4
4 3 4 4 6
5 4 5 6 7
6 4 6 7 9
7 4, 1 6, 1 8 11
8 4, 2 6, 2 9 12
9 4, 2 6, 3 10 13
10 4, 3 6, 4 10, 2 15
11 4, 4 6, 5 10, 3 15, 1
12 4, 4 6, 6 10, 4 15, 3
13 4, 4, 1 6, 6, 1 10, 5 15, 4
14 4, 4, 2 6, 6, 2 10, 6 15, 6
15 4, 4, 2 6, 6, 3 10, 8 15, 7
16 4, 4, 3 6, 6, 4 10, 9 15, 9
17 4, 4, 4 6, 6, 5 10, 10 15, 10
18 4, 4, 4 6, 6, 6 11, 10 15, 12
19 5, 4, 4 8, 6, 6 12, 10 15, 13
20 5, 5, 4, 4 8, 8, 8 14, 14 17, 17
21 6, 6, 6, 6 8, 8, 8 16, 16, 4 18, 18, 10
22 8, 8, 8, 8 8, 8, 8 18, 18, 10 20, 20, 12, 20
23 10, 10, 10, 10 8, 8, 8 20, 20, 20 20, 20, 20, 20
Tetris Effect Connected (Steam) ingame Zone Battle 2.jpg

A comma represents a break in garbage sent, e.g. [20, 20] will send two 20 line attacks.


In Friend and Local Matches, the Zone mechanic can be toggled off for a more traditional multiplayer experience. Other options allow for adjusting garbage messiness, gravity, the randomizer, and more. The Speed Mod can also be toggled between Slow, Normal, and Fast. Slow Mod increases the ARE, while Fast Mod uses faster DAS and reduces line clear delay.

Classic Score Attack

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This mode uses the gameplay mechanics and visual styles from Tetris (NES, Nintendo) and the versus format seen in the Classic Tetris World Championship (CTWC). Each player must aim for a score higher than the other before both top out by clearing lines. No garbage is sent in this mode. Initial speed level is selectable before the start of a round. Unlike in traditional CTWC competition where there is no time pressure, a two-minute countdown timer begins when one player tops out with a score lead over the other in Ranked games.

In Friend and Local Matches, several parameters, such as battle type, line clear goal limit, horizontal movement type, and score amounts for each line clear type can be adjusted prior to starting a round. An option to switch to PAL Mode, which uses the frame timings in the PAL version of Tetris (NES, Nintendo), is also available.

Score Attack

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Uses the same format as Classic Score Attack, but with Guideline mechanics instead. Several options, such as scoring template, constant speed level, and time limit can be adjusted in Friend and Local Matches.

Weekend Ritual

During Saturdays and Sundays (Saturday 12:00 UTC - Sunday 12:00 UTC), a Weekend Ritual event is held, where all players must accumulate a set number of points by playing one of the four Effect Mode sub-groups (Classic, Relax, Focus, or Adventurous) during a limited time period. Reaching the score goal before the event ends will unlock new avatars for participating players. The 1989 stage can also be temporarily unlocked during the Ritual period by participating and reaching the 100% community goal.

Codes

Key: L = Left, D = Down, U = Up, R = Right, A = Select, B = Back

  • 1984 Stage: UUDDLRLRBA

When entered successfully on the title screen of the game, the player is taken to a Electronika 60 homage, where the following code can be input using a keyboard: 06061984. After entering the code and pressing Enter, the 1984 stage is unlocked.

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