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== T-Spin Method ==
 
== T-Spin Method ==
A [[Twists#Twists_with_T_.28or_T-Spin.29|T-Spin]] may be used to clear the first line of the stack. This has the same drawbacks as the soft drop method, and is unavailable (or, in the case of the "well-known twist", equivalent to the platform method as described below) in older games that have little or no [[wall kick]], but other games reward a T-Spin with extra points or [[garbage]].
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A [[twist#Twists_with_T_.28or_T-Spin.29|T-Spin]] may be used to clear the first line of the stack. This has the same drawbacks as the soft drop method, and is unavailable (or, in the case of the "well-known twist", equivalent to the platform method as described below) in older games that have little or no [[wall kick]], but other games reward a T-Spin with extra points or [[garbage]].
  
 
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Revision as of 17:01, 26 November 2006

Starting a game with a S or Z piece (known as S and Z starts) is a delicate way of starting, since it leaves a hole in the stack.

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Tet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngZTet.pngTet.png
Tet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngZZSS
Tet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngZSSTet.png

An S and Z start may be handled differently, depending on the player style, skill and the game mode (multiplayer, etc.).

Soft-drop method

This method consist in placing a tetromino under the first piece.

Sandzstart1.gif

T-Spin Method

A T-Spin may be used to clear the first line of the stack. This has the same drawbacks as the soft drop method, and is unavailable (or, in the case of the "well-known twist", equivalent to the platform method as described below) in older games that have little or no wall kick, but other games reward a T-Spin with extra points or garbage.

Sandzstart3.gif
SRS and TGM
allow this

Fiddlesworth discovered an expansion of the T-spin method: see T-spin single triple single.

Platform method

Since soft-drop method tends to slows the player, he may use the platform method. It consists in making a platform over the first line that clears out to reveal the space. This platform can be a single line, or it can be multiple lines, which is especially effective in games that reward a back-to-back tetris:

Sandzstart2.gif Sandzstart4.gif Sandzstart5.gif
Platform single Platform tetris Platform tetris

Platform T-spin:

Tet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.png
Tet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngSTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngI
Tet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngSSTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngI
ZZTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngSLOOI
Tet.pngZZTet.pngLLLOOI

Place some
tetrominoes

Tet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.png
Tet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngSTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngI
Tet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTSSTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngI
ZZTTTet.pngSLOOI
Tet.pngZZTLLLOOI

Soft-drop a T

Tet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.png
Tet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngSTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngI
Tet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngSSTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngI
ZZTTTSLOOI
Tet.pngZZTLLLOOI

Rotate left

Tet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.png
Tet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngSTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngI
Tet.pngTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngSSTet.pngTet.pngTet.pngI
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Tet.pngZZTLLLOOI

T-spin single