Tetris The Absolute Grandmaster 2 Plus Slots Into Hamster’s Arcade Archives Next Month
Hamster has today announced that the second game in Arika’s tough Tetris series, Tetris The Absolute Grandmaster 2 Plus, will be dropping down onto the Switch via the Arcade Archives collection on 1st June (thanks, Gematsu).
The game’s predecessor, Tetris The Grand Master, was added to the Archives at the end of last year and this second entry promises much of the same challenging twists on the classic block-aligning format. Alongside the split-second gameplay of the series’ Master Mode, this version of the sequel also adds a Normal Mode for more casual players and new challenges in the shape of TGM+ and T.A. Death which adds a rising garbage mechanic and increased gravity respectively.
Tetris The Absolute Grandmaster 2 was originally launched in Japanese arcades in 2000, before receiving the PLUS upgrade a few months later. It will make its way over to the Acarde Archives collection next month, where it can be purchased on the Switch eShop for £6.29 / $7.99 / €6.99.
Will you be picking up this throwback title? Drop down to the comments and let us know.
Next month Hamster Corporation, the publisher behind the vast array of Arcade Archives titles, will be launching Tetris The Absolute Grandmaster 2 Plus on Nintendo Switch, part of the Arcade Archives series. The classic puzzle game with block-dropping, line-clearing action comes with the original game as well as ten extra bonus stages, and offers plenty of content for fans of the classic series.
Tetris The Absolute Grandmaster 2 Plus was released originally in 2007 to the Japanese arcade and contained the puzzle game mode along with the ‘Plus’ mode featuring the aforementioned ten bonus stages. Tetris The Absolute Grandmasters 2 Plus was the sequel to the original The Grandmaster released in 2005.
Each puzzle has a set of goals to pare, and the mode will challenge players with a ranking system to show how they compare with other players. The rankings will show who has the quickest time for clearing a puzzle and the fewest moves taken. There is also an added element of difficulty, per mode, that can add an extra level of challenge. Another mode allows players to work together to clear puzzles, with the players able to join and leave at any time.
The title also features three graphic settings (Normal, Hi-Res and Vivid), New Records mode, allowing you to see the top players for each puzzle, Online Rankings mode featuring the daily rankings, and a Music mode that allows players to choose their own track from the full soundtrack.
For classic puzzle fans, Tetris The Absolute Grandmasters 2 Plus is sure to be a welcome addition to your gameplay library. The game will be released as part of the Arcade Archives series, and you can add it to your Nintendo Switch next month.
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