Tetris DS is a version of Tetris for the Nintendo DS. It was released in 2006 in most countries. The game is compatible with Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. It has several different modes of play each featuring a different 8-Bit Nintendo theme.
Standard mode plays like regular Tetris, except the play field is on the bottom screen, and a video of a sidescrolling Mario level is displayed on the top screen. There are several different modes in Standard, there is a single player marathon, line clear, and VS. CPU. It can also be played in multiplayer.
- Main article: Mission Mode
Mission Mode has missions that the player needs to complete as fast as possible, like clearing a certain amount of lines with a certain Tetromino. It is The Legend of Zelda themed. It can also be played in multiplayer.
- Main article: Push Mode
Push Mode is a mode that is played against the computer. Two people play on different sides of the same playing field with danger lines on both sides. When a person clears multiple lines at once, it pushes the playing field closer to the opponents danger line. The player has to try to get the opponent to have blocks going above the danger line. It can also be played in multiplayer. It is Donkey Kong themed.
- Main article: Touch Mode
Touch Mode is a mode played entirely with the stylus. It has two modes Tower and Touch Puzzle. It is Balloon Fight themed.
- Main article: Catch Mode
Catch Mode has the player moving the block pile to catch falling tetrominoes to form 4x4 masses which then proceed to explode. It is Metroid themed. It is similar to the game, Tetrisphere.
- Main article: Puzzle Mode
Puzzle Mode has the player selecting blocks in a certain order to clear all the blocks. It is Yoshi's Cookie themed.