This could well have been the shortest game description in the history of Malavida. We could have simply said This is Tetris. The truth is that one of the most famous games of all time that was created in 1984 in the Soviet Union by Alekséi Pazhitnov hardly needs any introduction. Ever since then, with one name or another, we've seen it on absolutely every single platform available (PC, video console, online, arcade machine...).
The thing is that this TETRIS for Android has been developed by Electronic Arts, offering us three game modes, the original one and two more, so that stacking up tetriminos doesn't get too boring. But really, who could get bored with this game?
One of the best puzzle games of all time
Or even the best, at least in video game format. With this version for mobile phones, we can have plenty of fun as follows:
- Classic mode: what else do you need to know about the classic Tetris? Just do whatever it takes to fit each block into the gaps and complete the rows to make sure they never reach the top of the screen.
- Explore the galaxy using as few blocks as possible in a multi-level puzzle mode. You can swap coins for boosters and exchange the tetriminos for prizes.
- The Explorer mode which we'll force you to overcome different challenges posed by other players with whom you'll compete online.
Since we're no longer in the age of the NES, the Master System or that handheld console you bought from the corner shop, we can sync our progress to our Facebook account to share our achievements and keep a register with all the lines removed or try to beat the scores of our friends.
Be careful, the work is piling up.
We'll also come across other functions that go beyond showing us the next block to appear (we can see the following three if we want), such as the so-called ghost block, which tells us where the current block would fit in. There are also two control methods: the classic one and another one based on tapping and swiping the screen.
Finally, despite being able to download the APK for free, you should know that it's an application that includes adverts. If you don't want to put up with them, you can pay to remove them by means of an in-app purchase. However, bear in mind that Tetris is a trademark belonging to Pazhitnov who didn't start to receive money for his idea until 1996. The guy, who left the USSR in 1991 to go to the USA, has collaborated with different companies including Microsoft and Nintendo, creating video games and puzzles. So, what are you waiting for to download it?