# Help with adding T-spins to strategy

Thread in 'Strategy' started by phobophobia, 28 Aug 2006.

1. ### phobophobiaUnregistered

Hi everyone.

I am a pretty fast, but not always efficient player with a rating around 7000. I am looking to add in double t-spins to my strategy, but I wouldn't mind advice about T-spins in general.

Currently, whenever I try to DTS it is usually in the middle somewhere and I end up piling blocks all over the sides, which leaves me open to attack.

I'd like to hear how all of you incorporate t-spins into your game and what I can do to more efficiently add them in mine (without completely destroying my rating hahaha)

Thanks.

2. ### tepplesLockjaw developer

Remember the algorithm for detecting T-spins: Iff at least three of the four corners surrounding the T piece are filled, and it hasn't moved left, right, or down (except in wall kick) since you last rotated it, then it's a T-spin.

Here's how to clear garbage with T-spin singles:

Code:
          J     T X      TX
JJJ    TTTXXX    TTXXX     XX
XXXXXX XXX => XXXXXX XXX => XXXXXX XXX => XXXXXXTXXX ->   XXXXX
XXXX XXXXX  XXXX XXXXX  XXXX XXXXX  XXXX XXXXX  XXXX XXXXX
_XXXXXXXXX  _XXXXXXXXX  _XXXXXXXXX  _XXXXXXXXX  _XXXXXXXXX

Z      X      X
ZZ      XX      XX      X
ZXX    T XXX     TXXX     XX
XXXXX => TTTXXXXX =>  TTXXXXX =>  XXXX
XXXX XXXXX  XXXX XXXXX  XXXXTXXXXX   XXXXXXX
_XXXXXXXXX  _XXXXXXXXX  _XXXXXXXXX  _XXXXXXXXX

X      X      X
XX OO    XX XX    XX XX    XX XX
XXXXOO => T XXXXXX => T XXXXXX =>   XX XX
XXXXXXX  TTTXXXXXXX  TT XXXXXXX  X XXXXXX
_XXXXXXXXX  _XXXXXXXXX  TXXXXXXXXX  XX XXXXXXX

EDIT: fix glitch on third row

3. ### phobophobiaUnregistered

Wow, those count as t-spins? LOL! That will add a lot to my game, definitely.

Can you show where the four corners you were referring to are? I can't really picture it.

Edit: Should I be doing this all the time, or only when it makes sense?

4. ### colour_thief

If the T piece was extended to a Plus piece, the 4 corners would make it a square.

6. ### cosmonautUnregistered

also the link i just posted sets them up specifically to set them up. when i play i use them mainly when they are convenient to set up. i don't go too far out of my way to set them up.

7. ### phobophobiaUnregistered

Thanks for the responses. I think I'm going to have to work on stack management and piece prediction before going too far with most of this.

(My speed is what usually makes up for my lack of advanced technique)

8. ### SullyUnregistered

Check out this thread over on the Nintendo forums.

9. ### Rosti LFC

Is that my thread? I can't go on NSider as this PC I'm using blocks certain sites, with forums beings something it blocks, though for some reason not this one.

10. ### colour_thief

Heh, my work randomly blocks this place for some reason. Not that proxies don't rectify that.