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Tetris (iPhone)

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Description

This version of Tetris continues the tradition of the puzzle dropping classic by Alexey Pajitnov. Marathon mode is the original favourite, dropping various shaped puzzle blocks together to form a solid line across the play screen to eliminate it from play. The longer you go, the quicker the puzzle pieces drop. To add to the iPhone edition, a full selection of touch screen controls are available. Swipe across or down the screen to move each piece through the play field, or touch each particular piece as it falls to change its position to suit what awaits below.

'Magic' is a new play mode, combining various levels where you must complete certain conditions to continue, with items that can change the style of play. For example, the Minimiser allows you to reduce the size of a falling block into a smaller block to fit into tighter spaces, or Bubble Wrap which allows you to 'pop' blocks on the screen to create new space on the playing field. Each item lasts a small amount of time and requires use of the touch screen to operate, or in some cases, shaking the iPhone itself.

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Tetris iPhone Hm, in a bit of a pickle with this one.
Tetris iPhone Also handy for making unusually entertaining moments our of boring packing.
Tetris iPhone The bubbles appear only for a brief time, so pop as many of them as possible.
Tetris iPhone Shake the iPhone to turn the blocks into your own attack device.

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The Press Says

Pocket Gamer UK Jul 13, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Macworld Oct 17, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
App Spy Jul 11, 2008 3 out of 5 60
148apps Feb 24, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Clubic Apr 23, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

iPad version removal

In April 2012 Electronic Arts pulled the game from the App Store to introduce a new iPad version tied to the Origin system and introducing in-app purchases and membership plans. Owners of the original iPad version had from then on no means to re-download the original version of the game. Existing owners also had to repurchase the game to play the new version.
Kartanym (10779) added Tetris (iPhone) on Jan 26, 2011
Other platforms contributed by 2depique (96) and Kabushi (121658)