Arika’s Uber-Difficult “Tetris: The Grand Master” Now on PS4, Nintendo Switch Via the Arcade Archives

Publisher Hamster has announced that Tetris: The Grand Master is now available on Nintendo Switch and PS4 as part of the digital Arcade Archives series.

Originally released in arcades by Arika in 1998, this is the first time that Tetris: The Grand Master will be available on a home console (though a later version – Tetris: The Grand Master Ace – was released for the Xbox 360 in 2005).

This version of the classic stacking puzzle game includes a “rank certification system” that grades you on speed, accuracy, and technique, and ranks you with other players across 19 skill levels. It’s also considered one of the most difficult, if not the most difficult version of Tetris ever made.

Like other Arcade Archives titles, players can post their high scores to the online leaderboards and change various game settings to match their own personal skill levels and taste.

Arcade Archives Tetris: The Grand Master is available today for $7.99 via PSN and the Nintendo Switch eShop.

You can check out some screenshots below, or visit the official Hamster website here for additional info.

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