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TypePuzzle game
Downloadable via the Homebrew Browser
Wiimote4.svg Nunchuck alternative.svg GameCube Controller

TetriCycle is Tetris projected onto a cylindrical surface. Rotate the cylinder left/right such that the descending piece falls into place.

TetriCycle is freeware, can be distributed freely and should never be charged for.





In Game Controls

Any combination of the following control schemes can be used by up to 4 players.

  • "shake" indicates a quick downward movement, causing an acceleration along the z-axis.
  • Any player can pause the game.
Nunchuck alternative.svg + Wiimote.svg WiimoteHorizontal.svg GameCube Controller Action
Wiimote A Button Wiimote 2 Button Gamecube A Button Rotate block
Wiimote B Button Wiimote 1 Button Gamecube B Button Rotate block (opposite direction)
Nunchuck Control Stick Wiimote D-Pad Left / Wiimote D-Pad Right GameCube Control Stick Rotate cylinder left/right
Nunchuck Control Stick Wiimote D-Pad Down GameCube Control Stick Soft drop
Wiimote D-Pad Down / shake Wiimote A Button / shake Gamecube D-Pad Down Hard drop
Wiimote + Button Wiimote + Button GameCube START Button Pause

Edit Playfield Controls

  • Point at a label and press Wiimote A Button to increment the value.
  • Point at a label and press Wiimote B Button to decrement the value.

Forwarder Channel

You can download a forwarder channel here.

  • Important: If you load the game using the forwarder channel, then you must exit the game using the option "Exit to Wii Menu", or else you will crash your Wii.
  • There's no reason to download the forwarder channel (unless you're bored and want to see what I look like), but I had fun making it.
  • I used CustomizeMii, which is a great piece of software!

Development Log


  • 5th Release: 7/26/10
  • Handicap options (for a more competitive multiplayer experience)
  • Editable playfield (width, scale, position, cylindrical angle)


  • 4th Release: 7/19/10
  • Shadow option -- see where the current piece will drop.
  • Preview option -- see what the next piece will be.
  • Multiplayer looks better. Each playfield is drawn from the same perspective, but with a shifted viewport.


  • 3rd Release: 4/5/10
  • Better menus.
  • Ability to reverse the direction in which the Tetris cylinder rotates.


  • 2nd Release: 12/14/09
  • Added support for Nunchuck alternative.svg + Wiimote.svg and WiimoteHorizontal.svg.
  • Added support for up to 4 players.


  • Initial Release: 12/6/09
  • I consider this release "pre-alpha", as it's not yet feature complete, but homebrew tends not to follow the typical product development cycle; thus, this is the first "beta" release.


  • Thanks to DesktopMan for sharing his source: Tetris Wii
  • Thanks to Sonicdude41 for the idea: Tetris on a Cylindrical Surface
  • Thanks to WaxyPumpkin72 for the HBC icon.
  • Thanks to ZombieWatercrest for the higher quality video.
  • Thanks to Leathl for his CustomizeMii utility.
  • Thanks to Tantric for his awesome Libwiigui library.
  • Menu music is from tetricycle by dj dimz.
  • Various Tetris images ripped from the internet.
  • And of course, thanks to all the people who've made Wii homebrew possible.