# Tetris Party Tournament 1 Round 1 Marathon Tips and Tricks

Thread in 'Strategy' started by jjdb210, 2 Dec 2008.

1. ### jjdb210Unregistered

I have to admit, with this tetris tournament now started, it's the most excited about Tetris I've been in awhile (I like to win prizes, and have my name somewhere near the top). So I've been doing the math... and I'm pretty sure that T-spin singles, back to back, and combo'd is the best way to go... Anyone disagree? Anyone know what the most ideal setup for this is? I think I've calculated a perfect game to be close to 1.2 million with no drops factored in (assuming the scoring lines up for the most party with Tetris DS, which in basic testing it seemed to. (800 points for a t-spin single)

The best strategy would be ST stacking

3. ### Billmaan

Yes, this. The top score appears to be a near-perfect ST stacking run. (I'm in 4th with a pretty mediocre effort [broke the stack around 80 lines or so].)

You can't keep laying down back-to-back T-spin singles. You don't get enough Ts. One of the reasons ST stacking works so well is that the ratios work out so well. In one "cycle" (4xTSD, 1xTetris) you clear 12 lines (i.e. 30 tetrominoes' worth) and need 4 Ts and 4 Ses (which is roughly what the 7-piece bag will give you).

4. ### jjdb210Unregistered

So I suppose the only way to one up the guy would be to build this method until say... 140 lines, then switch to forcing t-spin singles for the last 10 lines (thus just giving you an edge)... Just trying to think outside the box here... because in theory, the more t-spin singles, and the less t-spin doubles and tetris's you get, the more points in theory you should be able to get.

5. ### jujubeUnregistered

yeah, ideally you would ST stack for a while, and at some point switch to T-spin singles, and finish the mode just before topping out. it would be interesting to see somebody pull it off.

6. ### iphys

I think the best possible score would be a bit over 900,000. You can only clear so many lines by T-spins because only 1 piece in 7 is a T, so the best you can do is 1 T-spin double for every 2.8 lines you have to clear. The maximum score would be to do ST stacking and forego the last Tetris or two to get in a few extra T-spins at the top of the screen when the points really count at the end of the game.

7. ### durga2112Unregistered

You guys are awesome. I was about to post in the other tournament thread asking how people are able to get such ridiculously high scores (I just topped 300,000 for the first time last night, then saw just how far ahead some people are) when I found this thread. Guess I have some new strategies to start learning tonight.

8. ### m:)Unregistered

I must be close to you i got 298,8xx last night.

this is good, it's force learning me t-spins.

9. ### durga2112Unregistered

My Wii name is Mizar in case you want to compare your score to mine. Currently sitting at number 59 on the leaderboard - I've never been high enough on a leaderboard to actually see my name, so this is nice.

We seem to be in the same boat. T-spins have gone from being something I use to fix mistakes to something I can purposefully set up with a fair degree of reliability. Fun stuff!

10. ### MAZINGER ZUnregistered

first try 460 000 points but the game frooze when I try to record it ...

11. ### iphys

I heard someone else make the same complaint that Tetris Party freezes when they push 2 in the tournament rankings menu. Did you try it from the tournament rankings section in the Nintendo wi-fi or Records section of the game? If it's not working one place, try to do it in the other. So far I've only updated my ranking from the Nintendo wi-fi section and just looked at it in records, so I'm thinking maybe it freezes if you try to update in the records section instead of in the Nintendo wi-fi.

12. ### m:)Unregistered

it's never froze on me. I update from the wifi page.
nice score iphys!

13. ### MAZINGER ZUnregistered

it always freeze in the wi fi update , and in the record menu i can't access to the tournament page . I can only udpdate my i tem and no item score ;(
maybe coz I live in france ?

14. ### m:)Unregistered

maybe because you are across the pond. hopefully it gets sorted out, that's a good score.

the state i live in is exempt from the tourny :/

15. ### MAZINGER ZUnregistered

i am upset cause according to the leaderboard I would be second with my 520000 points ( 1st is at nearly 800000 )
it 's not because of the country cause there are some french guys in this leaderboard.
I hope it will work for me before the day limit.

16. ### iphys

There are two separate tournaments going on for North America and Europe. I'm guessing it automatically knows what tournament your score is applied to based on whether you have the NTSC or PAL version of Tetris Party. I just looked at the European leaderboard and there are hardly any scores on it compared with North America, so I wonder if this is a common problem in Europe that people are having a hard time uploading their high scores or if there just aren't that many Europeans competing. You don't have an imported Wii system from another region or anything do you? You could try e-mailing their support at support@tetrisparty.com in case they aren't aware of the problem. You could also try redownloading Tetris Party from the Wii shop channel in case your file is somehow corrupt.

17. ### edhuge

Does anyone know how it is possible to get 800,000 points in this tourney? I feel like I've tried everything. It's driving me crazy.

18. ### jujubeUnregistered

play like this. the strategy should be the same in Tetris Party.

19. ### m:)Unregistered

wow, that was a nice run. I'm trying to get the hang of st stacking, I loose it tho.

20. ### iphys

Does anyone know what the bonus is for getting an "all clear"? Not that I think it would be at all practical, but theoretically, if you did solely score Tetris all clears I'm wondering if it would be possible to get a higher score than through ST stacking. Standard back-to-back Tetrises results in a final score of about 370,000, so if "all clears" quadruple your score or something crazy, maybe it would be theoretically possible . . . ?