The Tetris game on smartphones first appeared in 2008 with an release on iOS and a cost of $ 9.99. At that time, the companies did not offer any in-app purchases, the players received full functionality. Later, in 2011, EA removed the old app and released a new one with in-app purchases. Since then, the series has not received new games, and only after 9 years we can again enjoy the updated Tetris. On January 23rd, a new Tetris from N3twork was released on Google Play and the App Store, and it's time for us to explore it. Interestingly, Tetris, released in 2011 by EA, was removed from stores a couple of days ago.
New Tetris has been released on Android
Why is the new Tetris so good? Firstly, I haven't played the old one, so I can't say for sure why it is better than the new version, but we can appreciate it from the gameplay videos.
The new Tetris now has the ability to choose levels. In total, we are offered 6 different levels, which differ not only in the background picture, but also in the effects of falling figures. As in ordinary Tetris, at each level, with several successful fillings of the entire row of figures, an increase in complexity occurs. Depending on how many rows you managed to destroy at a time, the game can take you one or several levels higher.
History of Tetris
Let me digress a little with a story about where Tetris came from. The word “Tetris” consists of two words “tetrimino” and “tennis”. And if everything is clear with the latter, then what is a “tetrimino”? It is a geometric figure made up of four squares that are connected by sides. There are 5 of them, and everyone knows what they look like.
Tetris was invented by the Soviet programmer Alexei Pazhitnov on June 6, 1984. Before this game, Tetriminos were used in various forms in other games, and Alexei drew inspiration from Pentamino, the idea of which was the need to assemble a square or rectangle from 12 Tetrimino figures.
Tetris is one of the ten most important computer games in history. In addition, it is also the best-selling one. The GameBoy alone has officially sold 35 million copies, and 425 million users bought the game on mobile devices. In Russia, Tetris was most often found in the Brick game prefix:
So, back to the new game. What else can you tell about her? In general, nothing. In the settings, you can change various sound options. I would also like to talk about the minuses, because, in my opinion, they exist here. The main disadvantage for me is gesture control. It is, of course, relevant in 2020, but not entirely convenient. For example, using buttons, you can quickly move a shape in the event that it is about to land. It is more difficult to do this with gestures, and if at the same time you try to crank it in an accelerated mode, which is activated by swiping down, you are unlikely to succeed. To rotate a shape, you don't need to swipe, but just tap on the screen.
According to the schedule, one cannot say that she is any special here. Nice picture, nice animations, but all this certainly does not cause surprise. But what the game will definitely cause is a feeling of nostalgia thanks to the soundtrack – a stylized song “Kalinka Malinka” is playing in the background. In addition, you can choose the stylization of the Brick Game prefix, in this case, the temple of St. Basil the Blessed will be symbolically depicted against the background in the pixel style.
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- Application: Tetris
- Developer: N3TWORK Inc.
- Category: Puzzle
- Version: 1.0.1
- Price: Free
- Download: Google Play