Those online Tetris Party tournaments won't just enhance your fearsome internet reputation -- they'll also offer Wii Points as prizes, a pretty awesome way of keeping player interest high. The first tournament kicks off December 1st, and contains four rounds, each featuring one of Tetris Party's eighteen variations. After you complete a round, the game will give you a rank and confirmation code, which you can register at the official Tetris Party tournament site. Perform strongly over all four rounds, and you could win!
Five hundred prizes are up for grabs (though how many points will be given away isn't known), and we're fairly sure this is a global contest -- there's no mention of regional restrictions in the press release. Skip past the break for start dates, end dates, and other details of the first tournament, then get practicing!
Tetris Party -- Tournament #1 details
Round One: Play Marathon mode (Endless option OFF), obtain highest score possible.
Starts: 0:00 (GMT) on December 1, 2008
Ends: 23:59 (GMT) on December 15, 2008
Round Two: Play Field Climber mode, try to get climber to goal in the shortest amount of time.
Starts: 0:00 (GMT) on December 16, 2008
Ends: 23:59 (GMT) on December 31, 2008
Round Three: Play Shadow mode (Stage 7 -- Bomberman), solve the puzzle in shortest total time and with 100% completion.
Starts: 0:00 (GMT) on January 1, 2009
Ends: 23:59 (GMT) on January 15, 2009
Round Four: Play Stage Racer mode (Route T -- Beginner), cross finish line in the least amount of time.
Starts: 0:00 (GMT) on January 16, 2009
Ends: 23:59 (GMT) on January 31, 2009
Round Five that we might have made up: Mentally attune yourself to the fact that you're competing with us now, a.k.a, the BEST TETRIS PLAYERS ON THE PLANET EVER.
Ends: For many, never