Tetris® is an iPhone and Android Games App, made by N3TWORK Inc.. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - N3TWORK Inc., with the latest current version being 4.2.0 which was officially released on 2021-07-05. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 85819 Reviews on the Apple App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5 stars.
• Battle against 99 other players in last-one-standing matches.
• Clear lines and use boosters to send attacks or defend your Matrix from Garbage.
• Earn Tournament Points to climb limited-time leaderboards and win rewards.
• Invite friends to compete in your own private matches.
• Customize the game to your group’s skill level.
• Talk to each other while you play with real-time voice chat!
TETRIS SINGLE PLAYER
• Master your skills with the iconic Tetris gameplay you know and love.
* Pick between the Traditional mode for endless rounds or the new Quick mode for when you want to play Tetris but only have a few minutes to play.
• Rotate Tetriminos, clear lines and crush your high score.
• Available offline - enjoy Tetris anytime, anywhere.
JOIN A TEAM
• Squad up and chat with friends
• Work together to complete shared objectives and earn rewards as a Team
• Compete against other Teams in Tetris Tournaments
PUZZLE YOUR WAY
• Complete Daily Challenges in your favorite modes to earn XP and rewards.
• Enjoy intuitive touch controls or choose on-screen controls.
• Personalize your game experience and Player Profile with custom themes, backgrounds, avatars and avatar frames.
• Show off your Tetris style in case you’re featured in in-game videos.
The world’s favorite block puzzle game is now a game for everyone to play together, anywhere. Tetris forever!
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Okay so when the app first came out it was amazing. You opened it and you played Tetris. Then they added a bunch of stuff in the menus and I didn’t touch it for a while but now it is complete. If you want that old experience, then simply turn on airplane mode. Now, however, this is the greatest. EA Tetris was crowded and kind of junky but all in all, it was good enough. This Tetris is so much better. Swipe controls will never be perfect for Tetris but these feel fantastic most of the time. There is the option for buttons which work fine, but are small and slightly awkward. They are also unscalable and immobile. If you grew up with Tetris on a Game Boy or DS like me they feel marvelous and are in a similar configuration, but their cramped size hurt my thumbs after a while. The micro-transactions are still there but they aren’t going to ruin your experience. It is kind of scummy that the premium pass needs renewed and the thirty second unskippable ads before every game are unpleasant, but understandable. There is the classic marathon Version that finally got level select. There is Tetris Royale which is kind of fun and a three minute mode for when you are in a rush. A fantastic thing that they added were local and global leaderboards. Tetris is one of my all time favorite games and this one retains everything that made Tetris amazing in the first place.
A good take on tetris
Like many people, I was pretty disappointed to see EA’s version of Tetris get taken down, however after coming across this game I’m pleasantly surprised to find that this is a great replacement. EA’s version was great, but was quite buggy, was full of micro transactions, and it also felt quite outdated. Playing this version of Tetris felt like a breath of fresh air. At the time of writing this review the game is still very early in its stages but there is a lot of potential here. There are multiple (free) themes to choose from and variety is always appreciated. However, a problem i run into often most with this version is the “next bar”. Without the colors of each individual piece appearing in the next bar to properly indicate the pieces, it makes it quite difficult to plan your actions. I find myself squinting at the next bar to try and make out which pieces are next while simultaneously controlling the falling piece. I do realize this could be an artistic choice by the developers for a minimalistic look depending on the theme, but perhaps an addition of an option to enable the colors would be appreciated. Overall I’m very happy with the way this game turned out and am excited for future content.
The devs listened and they delivered. Wonderful take on Tetris.
Old title: EA did better This one will never live up to the EA version. Sure, it’s fine, but there’s multiple ways it could be improved. One is the controls. They could be improved a lot. They’re super slippery and I constantly lose control of the bricks. Next, you should have an option to save and pick it up later. This is one of the reasons I really liked the EA version. If I need to do something or if I’m just tired I can pick it back up later. In this one I can’t do this. It’ll reset whenever I leave and it always pisses me off. Next, please remove the tacky leaderboard thing. Instead make it high scores. Leaderboards show scores compared to other players. It’s just annoying. So yeah. Please fix these things. Please. Edit: This is now a five star game. They actually listened, which is impressive, and I really thank you for that! The controls are better, it’s less of an eye strain, and most importantly you can pick it back up! Thank you so much for actually listening to the feedback of your players, not a lot of devs do that, and I have high hopes for you company as a whole because of it.
Great game but could be better.
This is a very good game but it also has lots of potential. I’m, like most, a person who played the EA version. This game has improved that version in many aspects as we have a version adapted to new phones. My problems with the app are mainly four. The first problem is that we can’t see the quantity of lines needed to pass to the next level. The second problem is the fact that I believe that there is a maximum of 15 levels, as, even though I have completed in level 15 many more lines than in level 14, I can’t seem to pass it. The third problem is that the colors of the pieces in the waiting room, aren’t very noticeable which doesn’t let me see very well which piece will come next. Lastly, the ratio of screen to screen where you actually play in feels very small. I understand this is a very early version and the app will probably keep updating so I gave it a 5 stars but I still wanted to put the problems of it to see if it can be improved. Moreover, the gameplay isn’t laggy at all and it is very fun.
Solid, recommend, not perfect
I come from the EA Tetris, like many others, and will likewise be comparing to that version. First off: this is a solid take on the game. I’ve already played this version a good bit, and am happy that it’s done as well as it is. I would recommend this app if someone asked. I echo what I’ve seen in other reviews though, particularly, the feeling of inconsistent controls. I occasionally feel the sting of a tetrimino locking into place far sooner than others. Buuut I will admit, as annoying as it is when that happens, I generally feel the controls are well implemented. So here are the two things I really wish were better: 1) the option of a larger UI and 2) more levels. There’s a lot of unused space on the screen on my phone, and yet the small UI makes it difficult to nimbly pause or switch a held tetrimino. I also get bored of the game stopping at level 15. I reach 15 pretty quickly, and I know there’s the high score, but that just doesn’t do it for me. On the EA version, I would usually start at level 16 and push to reach higher and higher levels. My failure was just as inevitable, but it was so much more thrilling to replay.
Overall good, with a few complaints
Don’t get me wrong, I love Tetris. I am at almost every primetime and have received money from it (it is legit). But when I first got it (around a couple months ago) there was a 10,000 dollar prize pool and I won a lot. I wasn’t very good, but I was still winning and having fun. Then I show up one day and there is a tickets system which you needed a ticket for everything. You could go offline and play just fine, but any other time it required tickets. I absolutely hated it but they did only make it so tickets are now only for Royale, which I like more. But they also dropped the prize pool on primetime to 1,000, which is one tenth that and almost never winning. One note, a lot of people complain about the ui and how small it is. I disagree, a lot of the time it is hard to tap the hold button or it sometimes doesn’t turn right. But there is a reason behind this. If you tap on the left side of the screen, it will turn left and vice versa. You can overcome the hold button issue because if you slide up it will hold for you. Nevertheless, I will still show up to primetime and continue to love the game.
Pretty Fun Game
I’ve been playing since July and the game has changed a lot, some for the better, some for the worse. The royale game mode was fun but now it’s very complicated and some what pay to win as you can buy power ups to help you win against others, but you can also buy them with points. That’s why I stick with normal marathon mode, which is just plain simple Tetris. It’s fun and simple, but annoying to play with ads. I bought the ad free version but it’s only for a month?? I love Tetris but cmon-ad free should be a one time purchase even if it’s higher. They added a ticket system which I think got a negative feedback from the community as people didn’t want to have a limit to the amount of matches they could play in normal mode. The developers actually fixed this and made it so tickets where only for royale mode, and I applaud them for actually changing it. Overall a very addictive and fun game but I think they should make the royale mode back to what it was like in the summer and just change the ads thing TL;DR: A fun game and worth it but it’s much better without ads. Just a couple recommendations
Gameplay wise, this is one of the better Tetris games brought to mobile. Quickplay, Marathon, and Tournament are pretty fun, until the catch... The biggest issue with this game is all of the ADS. It doesn’t just feel like you’re watching ads more than playing the game, you ARE. Every single gamemode you play you have to watch an ad either before or after. This is especially annoying when you want to play Quickplay, it’s not very quick when you have to watch an ad every single time you want to play it. To add on to this heaping pile of ads, if you want to claim your Daily Reward, you have to watch AN AD YET AGAIN! I have never played a single game where in order to claim my Daily Reward I have to watch an ad. Of course the number of ads and when they occur is by no mistake, the Developers behind this version of Tetris just want every single cent they can squeeze out of you. The initial thought one would have after the number of ads is, “Why not buy the add-on to take off ads?” Well when your AD-FREE add-on doesn’t last FOREVER and you get to only keep ad-free for 30 DAYS, the purchase just looks so unappealing. This game could be so much fun, but in the current state it’s in, I’m just as better off if I were to watch ads all day long. In all my (short) lifetime, I have never seen such a money hungry and devious group of developers. And I thought other mobile games were bad! The fact this is an officially licensed Tetris makes it even worse.
Too many ads, play area is very small, players should be able to play using a remote
Every single time I’ve lost a game was due to thinking I’m pressing one of the onscreen buttons, but in all reality turns out I’ve been missing because the UI and the rest of the play area are both unnecessarily small. As of now I am using an iPhone 11 Pro Max, but the play area is smaller than my little brother’s iPhone 5c. I don’t have the greatest vision which makes this problem a bit more frustrating, but I think there should be an option to make everything larger. I currently struggle and feel very uneasy with the given controls and would very much appreciate if players were allowed to use a remote as I’m sure the game could be played with fewer mistakes. I would also like to ask for the option to have a different menu background rather than hearing the guy talk as soon as I open the game. The last thing this game needs is to cut down a little on the ads. There’s usually somewhere you would go to remove ads, and I’m not sure if there’s a spot I missed, but I’d definitely buy that in a hurry. Other than that, I think this game could be a lot better with these changes. I really love this game, but I will unfortunately be taking a break until at least one of these features are implemented. I hope this game grows and I look forward to rating higher soon.
This Used to Be So Simple and Good
I got this app before they added all the extra features like the Battle Royale, Primetime and whatnot, and it’s been a while since I played on the app but I came back to it recently and it’s changed so much. For starters, there are so many more features and what seems to be an always online functionality. Yes, the game will ask if you want to go offline when not connected to the internet, but immediately after “going offline” it says it couldn’t connect to the servers and won’t allow you to do anything until it does. I tested this on a plane and I couldn’t play a single game of Tetris. The other thing that frustrates me is how cluttered everything feels. They seem to have favored the money over the game because playing classic Tetris seems to be almost nonexistent now, replaced with all the battle Royale and other features. Back when I was first on the app, the only thing you could do was classic Tetris, with a few different themes and music. It was honestly great, and I wish they could’ve just kept that simplicity without adding all of the extra things. Or at least keep the simple classic game in the first place. 3 Stars might be a little generous.
Good game with some super annoying flaws
I’m going to keep this short, I have nothing to add to the positives said about this game, it’s a solid Tetris app for killing time on your phone. My problems revolve around the games inability to handle your phone doing anything aside from Tetris while playing. I’m on an IPhone XR, and when I’m in marathon mode or Tetris Royale, the game will lag a horrible amount, borderline freezing for a short period of time, whenever I get a notification from another app. This makes it almost impossible to play the game in the faster speeds because if you get one notification, the tetrimino will have fallen on its own by the time the game can recover from this attempt on its life. A smaller gripe but more understandable, when I’m wanting to manage a notification, I have to swipe down from the top of my screen, and this will almost always drop the current tetrimino on screen. This isn’t an issue in marathon mode, I can simply pause, but if I’m in a Royale or in the Prize games it can really mess up what I’m doing if I need to check what the email I just got is for. Simply making the top 5th of your screen not be affected by swiping would be a clean and easy fix to this.
Ads, pvp, skins
Its fun but there’s too many ads, it feels like you cant do anything. If you want a gift, watch an ad, if you want to play, watch an ad. if you accidentally started the wrong mode and need to go back you need to watch an ad first, then quit, then pick the other mode, and watch an ad to play that. I wish there was a pvp mode without the power ups. Another issue I have is that some games I have no attackers, and the next I suddenly have two from the start. I’m not sure what determines that or how it works, but its hard to keep up getting tetris’d twice in a row at the same time, if they decide to use the power ups it’s an instant death right from the start, which has happened to me before. Another thing I have issue with is the previews for event skins. Soo, I really liked the way the valentines event “love letter” looked, it was so pretty with the roses, however the preview doesn’t show you *everything* so I didn’t know about the animations or the music. When I got it, I was disappointed by how terrible the elevator-ish music was and how distracting/hard it is to play when a million rose petals block the screen when you get a Tetris. The previews should be little videos or animations or even let you try it first so you don’t waste your time on getting an absolutely terrible background.
Built up good will to mask bad faith
I’ve said to myself for the past few weeks that if the game wasn’t free it would be unplayably terrible because of their method of delivering adds. Finishing a royale game would deliver a video add you’d have to mute individually since they don’t give you the option to default mute. The way you found out you won a royale game was that you were given an add even though you weren’t even close to topping out. But now they introduced a “ticket” system for EVERY MODE OF PLAY. You have to spend one of only 5 tickets to play BY YOURSELF. The only way to play without having to spend a ticket is their “together” mode but they purposefully made it so you can’t play by yourself in a lobby. There’s also “Primetime,” where you supposedly play for real money, but the entire time they’ve offered it they’ve always made it sound so shady, like some hyped-up unwinnable carnival game. First of all, if you aren’t a literal grandmaster playing on a MacBook you have literally no chance of ever doing well in Primetime. That is all not even to mention that the background is a loop of a live action add specifically for Primetime and I just really want to ask whoever thought that was a good idea what the heck they were thinking. What makes it so annoying is that they had a relatively good thing going for amateurs and casual hobbyists but then they introduced these ridiculously broad pay to play features.
Worst version of Tetris I have ever played
I was so excited when I found out that EA no longer had the rights to the Tetris mobile game and that there was a new one. I knew nothing about the developer n3twork but I am a huge fan of tetris and have probably put in something like over 800 hours into the game over my lifetime, so I thought making a version of Tetris that could disappoint would be very difficult. Somehow this app managed to disappoint me nonetheless, which I really have to give it props for- I didn’t think that was possible. This app is a complete failure with some of the worst slippery and imprecise controls, trash music, and worst of all A PAY TO WIN SYSTEM. I’m not sure why anyone would add pay to win power up mechanics in a game that would be otherwise so perfectly balanced, but once again the game industry proves that it will always choose profit over making a decent game. The game isn’t enjoyable at all especially when you realize other players can give themselves an extreme advantage just by purchasing power ups. This is once again another decent game ruined by money hungry executives and it shows how soulless this industry has really become. This app especially when compared to the old one is a failure in every way and I think the entire development team should give up because they somehow managed to be more money hungry and soulless then EA.
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