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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Tetris is a longstanding puzzle game where you make horizontal lines by placing differently shaped tiles in a well. It's simple and fun, but as the pieces speed up it gets increasingly difficult.

The game can be played against the clock and score or competitively with other players. Here you race to get the highest score while earning problematic bricks or hazards to slow down other players by completing multiple rows simultaneously.

The basic format has been translated into a wide number of games on every system. Of note, Tetris 99 (2019) on the Nintendo Switch is a version where 100 people battle each other to be the last man standing as in Fortnite, but here you have to stack shapes tidily and quickly to win rather than shoot opponents.

Tetris Effect on PlayStation VR is a version of the game on PlayStation 4 that combines play with music for a relaxing experience that also works on PlayStation VR. Tetris Effect Connected is a version of the game that offers a calm Tetris experience as well as collaborative and competitive multiplayer.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Tetris 99 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 4 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Puzzle game with Action and Brain Game elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 100-player online game. Tetris 99 let's you play against 99 other people online in a block stacking battle to survive.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: It takes between 5 minutes and 20 minutes to play a round of this game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Skill Level

6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Although the higher pressure modes will be too much for very young players, the easier levels are great fun for them and teach spatial awareness.


Tetris 99 usually costs £0 to £34.99. 

Tetris 99

Switch Store Switch Free

Tetris Effect

PlayStation Store PS4 £34.99

Tetris Effect: Connected

XBox Store Xbox One £33.49

Tetris Effect: Weekend Trial Demo

PlayStation Store PS4 Free

Tetris Ultimate

Switch Store 2DS|3DS £15.99 Unavailable On Digital Store
This game is free to play. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
Although other Tetris games have an associated cost, Tetris 99 is free to play once you subscribe to Nintendo Online on the Switch. 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 20/09/2019

Price: Free

Out Now: Switch

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 1 (100 online)

Genres: Puzzle (Action and Brain Game)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On

Developer: Arika CO JP (@Arika_CO_JP)

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