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|publisher = [[Tetris Online, Inc.]]
 
|publisher = [[Tetris Online, Inc.]]
 
|developer = [[Tetris Online, Inc.]]
 
|developer = [[Tetris Online, Inc.]]
|preview = 5 for most modes
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|preview = 5 (most modes)
 
|playfield = 10 × 20
 
|playfield = 10 × 20
 
|hold = Yes
 
|hold = Yes
|hard = Lock
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|hard = Yes
|system = [[SRS]]
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|system = [[Super Rotation System|SRS]]
 
|boxart = Tetris_Friends_icon.jpg
 
|boxart = Tetris_Friends_icon.jpg
 
|caption = Tetris Friends logo
 
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'''''Tetris Friends''''' was a Tetris game available at [http://www.tetrisfriends.com/ tetrisfriends.com]. It was permanently shut down on May 31, 2019 due to [[Tetris Online, Inc.]] ceasing their operations. The game was also available on facebook.com until it was removed on August 31, 2012. [https://www.facebook.com/Tetris-Friends-288847201173288/]
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'''''Tetris Friends''''' was a Tetris game available at [http://www.tetrisfriends.com/ tetrisfriends.com]. It was permanently shut down on May 31, 2019 due to [[Tetris Online, Inc.]] ceasing their operations. The game was also available on Facebook until it was removed on August 31, 2012 in favor of the [[Tetris Battle (Facebook)|standalone Tetris Battle app]]. [https://www.facebook.com/Tetris-Friends-288847201173288/]
  
 
== Gameplay details ==
 
== Gameplay details ==
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== Modes ==
 
== Modes ==
=== Can be played in all versions ===
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=== Both versions ===
 
==== Marathon ====
 
==== Marathon ====
Standard marathon mode with 15 level limit.
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Standard variable-goal Marathon mode with 15-level limit. <br>
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In the website version, this mode always starts from level 1; in the Facebook version, starting level is selectable. <br>
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If you reach a certain level, you can unlock additional skins.
  
In website version, this mode always starts from level 1.
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=====Scoring strategy=====
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Tetris Friends has a variable-goal system where the method used to level up is to clear a certain number of goal lines that increases per level.  The optimal way to achieve a high score is by using the Single-line combo strategy.
  
In Facebook version, starting level is selectable.
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*[http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=2376198867&topic=4704&start=0&hash=19c4d5ff864c8151f727248ef5663314#post23709 Facebook post (defunct)]
If you reach certain level, you can unlock [http://widgets.tetrisfriends.com/faq/NEW_FAQ_skins.html additional skins].
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISANNTEf3J0 Video tutorial]
 
 
=====Scoring Strategy=====
 
Tetris Friends has a goal system where the way to get to the next level is to clear a certain number of goal lines that increases as the levels do.  The optimal way to acheive a high score is using the Single-single combo strategy:
 
 
 
[http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=2376198867&topic=4704&start=0&hash=19c4d5ff864c8151f727248ef5663314#post23709 Post specifically about facebook tetris scoring strategy]
 
 
 
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISANNTEf3J0 YouTube - Higher Tetris Splash and Facebook Tetris marathon score's]
 
  
 
==== Sprint ====
 
==== Sprint ====
Clear [[40 lines]] as fast as possible. Level is not selectable and fixed to 1.
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Clear [[40 lines]] as fast as possible.
  
 
==== Sprint 5P ====
 
==== Sprint 5P ====
Compete with 4 opponents in Sprint mode. Opponents are just the previously recorded play, and randomly selected based on your current [http://www.tetrisfriends.com/help/tips_appendix.php#rankingsystem rank].
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Compete with 4 opponents in Sprint mode. Opponents are mostly previous ghost records, and randomly selected based on your current rank.
  
 
==== Ultra ====
 
==== Ultra ====
2 minutes [[ultra]] mode. Score as many points as possible within 2 minutes.
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2 minutes [[ultra]] mode. Score as many points as possible within 2 minutes. <br>
In Facebook version, music is selectable from 5 songs.
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In the Facebook version, music is selectable from 5 songs.
In website version, however, only "Midnite" music is available.
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In the website version, however, only the "Midnite" music is available. <br>
This mode was formerly known as Tetris Solo, and 3 minutes mode was also available.
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This mode was formerly known as Tetris Solo, and a 3-minute mode was also available. <br>
Level is not selectable and fixed to 1. Your score will not be recorded if you [[top out]].
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The game starts at Level 1. Scores will not be saved in case of a top out.
  
T-Spin with wall kick is allowed even if it is played in Facebook version.
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T-Spin with wall kick is allowed on both versions; however, there are some graphical glitches. If you perform a T-Spin Triple, only the score marker (the floating "+1600" text) will be displayed.
However there are some graphical glitches. If you perform TST, only the score marker (the floating "+1600" text) will be displayed.
 
  
 
=== Website version only ===
 
=== Website version only ===
 
==== Battle 2P ====
 
==== Battle 2P ====
Fight against a randomly selected opponent for 2 minutes.
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2-minute Versus mode with line attack [[Garbage|garbage]] system. Unlike most Tetris games with this mode, the garbage lines don't have holes, and they will only be cleared by sending more lines towards the opponent. <br>
Send garbage lines to opponent by clearing 2 or more lines at the same time.
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Top out the opponent 3 times to win the game. If the timer runs out, the amount of garbage lines sent will determine the winner.
Garbages doesn't have a hole. You can remove it by attacking your opponent.
 
Top out the opponent 3 times to win the game. If the timer runs out, the amount of garbages sent will be a tie breaker.
 
  
As in Sprint 5P mode, opponents are just the previously recorded play.
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As with Sprint 5P mode, asynchronous gameplay (battle against a previously recorded gameplay round) is used. You can also select a map to play on.
You can select a map. (the initial block patterns, as seen in TOJ)
 
  
In Facebook version this mode was available as Battle+ mode, but later replaced by Bomb version.
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In the Facebook version, this mode was available as Battle+ mode, but later replaced by a Bomb version.
  
 
==== Battle 6P ====
 
==== Battle 6P ====
 
Fight against five randomly selected opponents for 2 minutes.
 
Fight against five randomly selected opponents for 2 minutes.
In Facebook version this mode was available as Battle+6P mode and time limit was 3 minutes. But later replaced by Bomb version.
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In the Facebook version, this mode was available as Battle+6P mode and the time limit was 3 minutes.
  
 
==== Survival ====
 
==== Survival ====
This mode features similar objective as marathon, but has different goal system.
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Standard fixed-goal Marathon mode. After clearing 200 lines, you'll enter the "Bonus Level", which is a semi-invisible challenge. The game ends by a top out.
Level advances by clearing every 10 lines. After you beat 20th level, you'll enter the "Bonus Level".
 
The bonus level is semi-invisible challenge, and the game continues until you top out.
 
This mode is available only in website version.
 
In Facebook version it was available as Holiday mode, but it's not available now.  
 
  
 
==== 1989 ====
 
==== 1989 ====
This mode simulates classic GameBoy version of Tetris, but it's not so accurate.
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This mode simulates the [[Tetris (Game Boy)|Game Boy version]], but with faster DAS, slower gravity at Level 15 onwards, and a short lock delay. A-Type and B-Type modes are available, but only the former has leaderboards.
For example, DAS is somewhat faster, the gravity at level 15 is slower than original, and it has lock delay.
 
Both A and B type game can be played, but B-type game doesn't have a separate leaderboard.
 
  
 
==== N-Blox ====
 
==== N-Blox ====
This game is based off an unofficial Tetris game called N-Blox.
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A port of an unofficial Tetris game called [[N-Blox]].
It has classic game elements: no lock delay, no hold piece, no ghost piece, no wallkick, only one piece preview, endless game time, and no keyboard customization.
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It uses classic gameplay mechanics i.e. no wall kicks, unlimited level cap, and fixed controls.
  
 
==== Arena (open beta) ====
 
==== Arena (open beta) ====
2-6 player realtime battle game
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2-6 player real-time battle game. Each garbage has single hole in it and erasable. <br>
Each garbage has single hole in it and erasable.
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Unlike [[Tetris Online (Japan)]], clearing a line does not delay the rising garbage. <br>
Garbage countering is weaker than TOJ because clearing a line does not delay the garbage rising.
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Some rooms have items, which can be used to attack opponents or assist you. <br>
Some rooms have items, which can be used to attack opponents or help you.
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Unlike many other games, T-Spin Mini (T-Spin Single with wall kick) cannot send any garbage lines. <br>
Unlike many other games, T-Spin Mini (T-Spin Single with wallkick) cannot send any garbage lines.
 
 
After 90-150 seconds, each player begins to receive one line of garbage every 3 seconds. Garbage given to you this way has no gaps at all and is unclearable.
 
After 90-150 seconds, each player begins to receive one line of garbage every 3 seconds. Garbage given to you this way has no gaps at all and is unclearable.
  
 
==== Rally 8P (open beta) ====
 
==== Rally 8P (open beta) ====
The object of this game is to clear your way down the obstacle course in order to reach the GOAL zone before your opponents do.
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The objective of this game is to clear your way down the obstacle course in order to reach the GOAL zone before your opponents do.
This mode has [[Line_clear#Sticky|Sticky-by-color gravity]]. The same colored blocks glue themselves together; making it difficult to fall.
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This mode uses [[Line_clear#Sticky|Sticky line clear gravity]], but any contiguous group of the same color with 25 or more blocks will not disappear.
The gravity system is similar to [[The Next Tetris]] and [[Tetris Worlds#Sticky mode|Tetris Worlds Sticky mode]], but any contiguous group of the same color with 25 or more blocks will not disappear.
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You can compete with seven opponents (asynchronous gameplay).
You compete with seven opponents, and they are just the previously recorded play.
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There are 12 items, but all are enabled randomly.
There are 12 items, but there is no option to disable them.
 
  
 
=== Facebook version only ===
 
=== Facebook version only ===
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Fight against a randomly selected opponent for 2 minutes.
 
Fight against a randomly selected opponent for 2 minutes.
 
Each garbage has a bomb block, and explodes when you place a piece above it.
 
Each garbage has a bomb block, and explodes when you place a piece above it.
Bomb explosion can start/maintain the combo sequence.
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Bomb explosions can start/continue the combo sequence.
Unlike Battle 2P mode, you can't remove garbage by attacking your opponent, and 5 KOs are required to instant win.
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Unlike Battle 2P mode, you can't remove garbage by attacking your opponent, and 5 KOs are required to win the round.
  
 
==== Battle+6P ====
 
==== Battle+6P ====
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==== BlockStar ====
 
==== BlockStar ====
This mode is remake of the first Tetris game released on Facebook.
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This mode is a remake of the first Tetris game released on Facebook.
It has classic game elements: no hold piece, no ghost piece, no wallkick, no hard drop, only one piece preview, endless game time, and more.
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Much like Tetris 1989, this mode uses classic gameplay mechanics.
There are lock delay and lock reset, but since there is no wallkick, it is harder to use.
 
This mode is available only in Facebook version, and requires an account to play.
 
  
 
=== Discontinued game modes ===
 
=== Discontinued game modes ===
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== External links ==
 
== External links ==
*[http://www.tetrisfriends.com/ Tetris Friends website]
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*[http://www.tetrisfriends.com/ Tetris Friends website (defunct)]
*[http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=2376198867 Tetris Friends at Facebook]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=2376198867 Tetris Friends on Facebook (defunct)]
*[http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=20508387037 Tetris Friends Beta at Facebook (Battle+ mode)]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=20508387037 Tetris Friends Beta on Facebook (Battle+ mode) (defunct)]
  
 
{{Tetris Online games}}
 
{{Tetris Online games}}

Revision as of 06:33, 26 April 2020

Tetris Friends
Tetris Friends icon.jpg
Tetris Friends logo
Developer(s) Tetris Online, Inc.
Publisher(s) Tetris Online, Inc.
Release date(s) Facebook
August, 2008
tetrisfriends.com
November 22, 2008
Platform(s) Web (Flash)
Gameplay Info
Next pieces 5 (most modes)
Playfield dimensions 10 × 20
Hold piece Yes
Hard drop Yes
Rotation system SRS
Tetris Friends title.png Tetris Friends ingame.png

Tetris Friends was a Tetris game available at tetrisfriends.com. It was permanently shut down on May 31, 2019 due to Tetris Online, Inc. ceasing their operations. The game was also available on Facebook until it was removed on August 31, 2012 in favor of the standalone Tetris Battle app. [1]

Gameplay details

  • ARE: No
  • Initial actions (IRS,IHS): Each is pay-to-unlock for 9 "Rubies" (~$1.20 USD)
  • T-Spin detection
    • Website version
      • 1989 and N-Blox mode: None
      • All other modes: 3-corner T
    • Facebook version
      • Ultra, Battle+, and Battle+6P mode: 3-corner T
      • BlockStar mode: None
      • All other modes: 3-corner T no kick
  • Combo bonus: Yes

Modes

Both versions

Marathon

Standard variable-goal Marathon mode with 15-level limit.
In the website version, this mode always starts from level 1; in the Facebook version, starting level is selectable.
If you reach a certain level, you can unlock additional skins.

Scoring strategy

Tetris Friends has a variable-goal system where the method used to level up is to clear a certain number of goal lines that increases per level. The optimal way to achieve a high score is by using the Single-line combo strategy.

Sprint

Clear 40 lines as fast as possible.

Sprint 5P

Compete with 4 opponents in Sprint mode. Opponents are mostly previous ghost records, and randomly selected based on your current rank.

Ultra

2 minutes ultra mode. Score as many points as possible within 2 minutes.
In the Facebook version, music is selectable from 5 songs. In the website version, however, only the "Midnite" music is available.
This mode was formerly known as Tetris Solo, and a 3-minute mode was also available.
The game starts at Level 1. Scores will not be saved in case of a top out.

T-Spin with wall kick is allowed on both versions; however, there are some graphical glitches. If you perform a T-Spin Triple, only the score marker (the floating "+1600" text) will be displayed.

Website version only

Battle 2P

2-minute Versus mode with line attack garbage system. Unlike most Tetris games with this mode, the garbage lines don't have holes, and they will only be cleared by sending more lines towards the opponent.
Top out the opponent 3 times to win the game. If the timer runs out, the amount of garbage lines sent will determine the winner.

As with Sprint 5P mode, asynchronous gameplay (battle against a previously recorded gameplay round) is used. You can also select a map to play on.

In the Facebook version, this mode was available as Battle+ mode, but later replaced by a Bomb version.

Battle 6P

Fight against five randomly selected opponents for 2 minutes. In the Facebook version, this mode was available as Battle+6P mode and the time limit was 3 minutes.

Survival

Standard fixed-goal Marathon mode. After clearing 200 lines, you'll enter the "Bonus Level", which is a semi-invisible challenge. The game ends by a top out.

1989

This mode simulates the Game Boy version, but with faster DAS, slower gravity at Level 15 onwards, and a short lock delay. A-Type and B-Type modes are available, but only the former has leaderboards.

N-Blox

A port of an unofficial Tetris game called N-Blox. It uses classic gameplay mechanics i.e. no wall kicks, unlimited level cap, and fixed controls.

Arena (open beta)

2-6 player real-time battle game. Each garbage has single hole in it and erasable.
Unlike Tetris Online (Japan), clearing a line does not delay the rising garbage.
Some rooms have items, which can be used to attack opponents or assist you.
Unlike many other games, T-Spin Mini (T-Spin Single with wall kick) cannot send any garbage lines.
After 90-150 seconds, each player begins to receive one line of garbage every 3 seconds. Garbage given to you this way has no gaps at all and is unclearable.

Rally 8P (open beta)

The objective of this game is to clear your way down the obstacle course in order to reach the GOAL zone before your opponents do. This mode uses Sticky line clear gravity, but any contiguous group of the same color with 25 or more blocks will not disappear. You can compete with seven opponents (asynchronous gameplay). There are 12 items, but all are enabled randomly.

Facebook version only

Battle+

Fight against a randomly selected opponent for 2 minutes. Each garbage has a bomb block, and explodes when you place a piece above it. Bomb explosions can start/continue the combo sequence. Unlike Battle 2P mode, you can't remove garbage by attacking your opponent, and 5 KOs are required to win the round.

Battle+6P

Fight against five randomly selected opponent for 2 minutes (with bomb blocks).

BlockStar

This mode is a remake of the first Tetris game released on Facebook. Much like Tetris 1989, this mode uses classic gameplay mechanics.

Discontinued game modes

Acorn Drop

IceAge themed 150 lines marathon game. All pieces have same colors AND designs. It was available in the website version.

External links