A series of tweets on Twitter have announced that there are Tetris The GrandMaster console ports coming. There's also the potential for a sequel if there's enough interest/sales in the Tetris The GrandMaster console ports. Personally, I find it hard to believe that it won't do well enough to produce a sequel, considering the smash hits that Tetris 99 (created by Tetris The GrandMaster developer Arrika), Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, and Tetris Effect have been. Still, the gaming industry is a fickle beast, so it makes sense to err on the side of caution at least for now.
What is Tetris The GrandMaster?
Tetris The GrandMaster 1-3 was developed by Arika from 1998-2005 and is a puzzle arcade series that's similar to other Tetris games (obviously) but has a twist in that the player is automatically given ranks according to their score. This score ranges from 9 up to Grand Master (GM). The higher your rank the faster the game goes. The game ends once you reach level 999, and in order to reach GM you have to also meet specific time requirements while you play.
Basically, it's super-hard Tetris, which isn't necessarily a bad thing for a game that's been around for over 30 years. People are scary-good at Tetris, and giving them a harder option will make them happy and make everyone else feel inadequate as they play at speeds that we struggle to comprehend. There are a number of small differences from the Tetris norm, but the series is beloved by competitive players.
Want to see how good people can get at Tetris The GrandMaster? Check out this playthrough:
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