Sega reached out today with a series of tutorial videos for Puyo Puyo Tetris, and it made us realize that we really don't know how to play Tetris at all. We thought we knew. We figured, "Hey, we've been doing this for almost 30 years now. I think we've got this down." As it turns out, there are several layers of strategy and that we hadn't even considered, and many of them will be vital to your success when Puyo Puyo Tetris comes out for the Nintendo Switch on Tuesday.
We'll be sharing all of the tutorials with you right here, starting with the basics, and extending all the way to high-level and advanced techniques. Take your time and get acquainted with the more advanced approaches so you can destroy your friends in multiplayer because, you know, that's what this game is all about.
Start With the Basics
Star here. If you don't know WTF a tetromino or puyo is, then there's no shame on brushing up on the basics. Learn how to clear the board and stay in the game, and soon you can move on to more advanced techniques. Don't forget that you can download the demo for free and start practicing right now.
You don't have to drop a tetromino right into a perfectly shaped opening, you know. In fact, that will probably happen very rarely. To make the most of every drop, you're going ot have to master the T-Spin. Learn this vital skill now, or you'll never survive -- in single player or in multiplayer.
Don't fall into the trap of believing that some Tetris players get all of the luck. You have to make your own luck! Find out how to set up multiple T-Spin opportunities, and you too can become one of those players that others watch in disgust.
Nothing changes the tide of a battle faster or more effectively than a perfect clear. Set yourself up to clear every single line of bricks on the board, and you'll be in a good position to maintain a strong lead. Plus, it's utterly demoralizing for the other guy.
Setting up a chain of four-wide combos is difficult, and takes extreme focus. It's also a bit of a risk, and if you get hit with a bunch of garbage from your opponent, what would have been a string of combos could end up being your undoing. However, if you can train yourself to build up these four-wide situations to string together long chains of combos, you'll dominate lesser opponents.