Excerpt: Tetris Party Deluxe impressed me right from the start. This Wii game is the first Tetris game I have played in years that reminds me of the original game. That is not saying any of the other Tetris iterations were bad. None of them had the exact feel of the original to me. Then there are plenty of other modes that will keep family members busy for months.
Lots of great Tetris variations, plus safe online play.
Common Sense Media
22 February 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Tetris Party Deluxe , the newest incarnation of the seminal "falling block" puzzle game, offers online multiplayer options. Kids can play either with "friends" they've got registered on their console or with random players on the global network. Live chatting is only available for those who have the Wii Speak peripheral when they are playing with registered friends.
Excerpt: Alexeï Pajitnov est un créateur de génie en même temps qu'un homme insouciant et naïf. En 1985, il créait Tetris, et n'imaginait sûrement pas en ce temps-là que son bébé allait devenir l'un des passe-temps les plus connus et pratiqués au monde. C'est d'ailleurs pour cela qu'il n'avait alors pas estimé nécessaire de conserver les droits du jeu, cédés à l'Académie des sciences de l'URSS.
Excerpt: is one of those games that almost everyone has had a chance to play at some point in their lives. Whether it be the version that was packed in with the original dot matrix Game Boy all those years ago or a cheaper, much more available flash version over the internet. It’s a fact that the game has been pretty widespread, and naturally you’d expect the formula to continually evolve over time.
Conclusion: So is this the definitive version of Tetris for the current console generation? Sure. But is it so much better than the WiiWare release so as to warrant another, way more expensive, purchase? I'm going to say no. Get your money's worth elsewhere.
Pros: It's still Tetris, and it's still awesome, Some cool new modes, 6 player online competitions
Cons: The price, Not enough new stuff to warrant a new purchase, Super simple visuals
Conclusion: Tetris Party is a must-have WiiWare game but I can't say the same for its retail counterpart. It costs over twice as much and only offers a few extras. Tetris Party Deluxe is still a great, full-featured game of Tetris but if you already own the downloadable version (and you should) you've already got your bases covered.
Excerpt: Last year, Tetris Party hit WiiWare, bringing one of the most addictive, beloved games of all time to Nintendo's system in downloadable form. It was, in a word, fantastic, and most of the problems could be ignored because of the medium. Downloadable games (WiiWare and DSiWare in particular) are given some leeway, since the developers are trying to accomplish less with less, and usually, justifiably, charge less as well.