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The following table lists differences in game rules among games believed to follow the Tetris Guideline published by The Tetris Company.

Tetris Online (Japan) Tetris Evolution Tetris Zone Tetris: New Century iPod Tetris Online-tetris.ru Tetris Gold Tetris DS Tetris Black Tetris Deluxe Tetris The Grand Master Ace Tetris The Grand Master 3 Tetris Advance Tetris Kiwamemichi Tetris Worlds (PS2, Xbox, GCN, PC) Tetris Worlds (GBA) The New Tetris Tetris at tetris.com
Hold piece Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Next pieces shown 2
6(For CPU Player)
2 3 3 3 3 3 6 3 4 3 3 6 or 1 6 6 3 3 3
Lock delay cancel using down key No  ? No Yes No Yes No Yes No  ? No No No  ? No No No No
Maximum soft drop speed 0.5G  ?  ? Native + Value Native + Value  ? 0.5G 0.5G Native + Value  ? 0.5G 1G 0.5G  ? Native * 20 Native * 20  ? 0.5G
Togglable hold piece No  ? No Yes (by changing control settings) No  ? No No No  ? No No Yes Yes Arcade mode only Yes No Yes
Togglable Infinity No Infinite, Extended, Classic (Single Player only) No Yes No No No No No  ? No No Yes Yes Yes (GC, Xbox) / No (PS2, PC) No No  ?
Togglable ghost piece Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  ? Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes  ? Yes
Togglable hard drop No  ?  ? No No Yes No Yes No  ? No No No No No No No Yes
Togglable wall kicks No  ? No No No No No No No  ? ARS, ARS2 Classic (TGM) Yes No No No No No
Standard Mode infinity limit 7 rotations or 6 movements Selectable 15(Marathon/Challenge)
10(Master)
No(Sprint)
 ?  ?  ?  ? No  ?  ? 128 8 rotations or 10 movements No  ? No No  ? 15
Maximum G 20G  ? 20G 20G  ? 20G 7G 20G 7G 1G 20G 20G 20G 20G (but with post entry delay) 2.36G 2.36G  ? 20G
ARE No  ? Sprint:No
Others:Yes
No No, but ignores player's input for a little time No  ? No  ? Yes Yes Yes Yes No No, but short processing fall No Yes No
Tetris Online (Japan) Tetris Evolution Tetris Zone Tetris: New Century iPod Tetris Online-tetris.ru Tetris Gold Tetris DS Tetris Black Tetris Deluxe Tetris The Grand Master Ace Tetris The Grand Master 3 Tetris Advance Tetris Kiwamemichi Tetris Worlds (PS2, Xbox, GCN, PC) Tetris Worlds (GBA) The New Tetris Tetris at tetris.com
Line limit mode 40 (called Time Attack) 40 (called Race) 40 (called Sprint) 40 40 No No 25 (called Line Clear) 40 40 No No No No No No 150 (called Ultra) No
Limited total time (Ultra) mode 10 mins (called Challenge, level timer exists) 1,3,5 mins 10 mins (called Challenge, level timer exists) 3 mins 3 mins No No No 2 mins 3 mins No No 2 mins No 2 mins
reset after level up
2 mins
reset after level up
3 mins (called Sprint) No
Bag randomizer (Random Generator) 8-bag,
7-bag for CPU Player
7-bag 7-bag  ? 7-bag 7-bag 7-bag 7-bag 7-bag 7-bag 7-bag History 6 Rolls 7-bag 7-bag 7-bag (most modes)
None (square mode)
7-bag (most modes)
None (square mode)
63-bag 14-bag
Top out Line at 22 Line at 22 Line at 22 Line at 22 Line at 22 Line at 22 Line at 22 Line at 22 Line at 22  ? Line at 22 Piece at 20 Piece at 20 Piece at 20 Line at 22 Piece at 20 Any part of a piece above 20 Line at 20
Standard marathon mode max level 15 15 15 15 15 20 15 20 15 15 15 999 99 20 15 15 No visible "level" No maximum level
Level advancement requirement Variable Points Variable Lines 5*Level Points (Marathon, Challenge) / 10 Lines (Master) 10 Lines (Marathon) / 4 Lines (Extra) Variable Lines 10 lines 5*Level Points 10 Lines 5*Level Points 10 Lines (But "Lines" is not true lines) 10 Lines Drop or Clear Variable Lines 10 Lines (Home mode) / Drop or Clear (Arcade mode) 5*Level Points 5*Level Points No visible "level" 10 Lines
T-spin recognition 3-corner T nerfed kick (will register on a triple) 3-corner T no kick 3-corner T nerfed kick (will not register on a triple) 3-corner T no kick 3-corner T no kick 3-corner T no kick 3-corner T nerfed kick (will register on a triple, no visual effect differences) Single Player: 3-corner T nerfed kick (will register on a triple, no visual effect differences)
Multiplayer: 3-corner T
3-corner T nerfed kick (will register on a triple, no visual effect differences) No Clear a line using a T, with final action being rotation No  ? 3-corner T no wall 3-corner T no wall Immobile 3-corner T
Twists of pieces other than T recognised Some (square mode)
None (all other modes)
Some (square mode)
None (all other modes)
All None
Back-to-Back recognition Tetris/T-spin Tetris/T-spin Tetris/T-spin Tetris/T-spin Tetris only Tetris/T-spin Tetris/T-spin Tetris/T-spin Tetris/T-spin No No No Tetris only Tetris only No Tetris/T-spin
Known guideline version  ? 2006? 2005? 2006 2006? 2017 2005 2005 2005 2002? 2005 2002 2002? 2002? 2002 (it even defines the guideline itself) None None 2014
Tetris Online (Japan) Tetris Evolution Tetris Zone Tetris: New Century iPod Tetris Online-tetris.ru Tetris Gold Tetris DS Tetris Black Tetris Deluxe Tetris The Grand Master Ace Tetris The Grand Master 3 Tetris Advance Tetris Kiwamemichi Tetris Worlds (all other platforms) Tetris Worlds (GBA) The New Tetris Tetris at tetris.com
Release date (Month 'year) Jun '07 Mar '07 Feb '07 Sep '06 Sep '06 Feb'17 Sep '06 May '06 Mar '06 Mar '12 Dec '05 Mar '05 Nov '03 Nov '03 Nov '01 Nov '01 Jul '99  ??? '14
Platform category PC Stationary Console PC Stationary Console Handheld Gadget Browser Handheld Gadget Handheld Console Handheld Gadget Handheld Gadget Stationary Console Arcade Handheld Console Arcade, Stationary Console Stationary Console, PC Handheld Console Stationary Console PC
Move sound No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes No
Spin sound Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Line-specific clear sounds All w/ voice for non-single line clears Yes All w/ voice for Tetris & T-Spin Tetris only Yes Tetris only All Tetris only All w/ voice No All All w/ voice Tetris only Tetris, twist, lines containing squares Tetris only
"Kalinka" song Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No No Yes (late unlock) No
"Katjusha" song No Yes (as part of medley) No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes No
"Korobeiniki" song No Yes (as part of medley) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes, only in Arcade Yes Yes Three versions

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