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Finally, good Internet multiplayer!
on June 2, 2013
Tetris Axis doesn't try to reinvent anything Tetris, but it does improve upon the last DS game, Tetris Party Deluxe, most notably in the new online modes. It is, quite frankly, a BLAST to compete against up to nine other players at the same time. The only things I wish they would fix is to remove the blowing-in-the-mic mechanic (something which no game developer should EVER include) and there needs to be intelligence on the part of the game to figure out when a player has abandoned their 3DS and, for some reason, left it on. For session after session, we had to wait for the full 60-second timeout because 'Amanda' wouldn't confirm her choice, and every time the game included her in the list of available players, even though she was clearly AFK. That was dumb, and I wish the developers would issue a multiplayer update like they did for Mario Kart 7.
The 3D modes in this game are not really fun or necessary, and after a while my eyes started hurting, so I just stick with the regular 2D games. I do wish they had grabbed some of the unique modes from the old Tetris DS game, such as Push, and put them into this game. Tetris: Axis replaces Tetris Party Deluxe well, but not Tetris DS. That's a shame, but hey--overall, this is one of the best Tetris games it there, and it's pretty cheap to boot, so I'm glad I picked it up.