Here's an old classic revamped - Tetris for BlackBerry 10

By James Richardson on 15 Mar 2013 04:32 am
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Everyone loves a bit of Tetris don't they? Electronic Arts has brought a fantastic version to BlackBerry 10 called Tetris for BlackBerry 10. It wouldn't have taken long to come up with that name, but it suits. The game itself is typical Tetris but it works beautifully on the BlackBerry Z10 with smooth colorful graphics and some nice sound effects/music.

Controlling the falling pieces is clearly all done with the display on the BlackBerry. Just tap the screen to rotate the piece and then swipe left or right to move it. And if you can't wait for the item to reach its resting place you can drag it down into place with a downwards swipe - and it all works like a dream.

There are a couple of different games within Tetris - Marathon or Magic - but as I'm not the best at the game I've been sticking to 'Quick Play' which suits me just fine. From the menu you can also view statistics of all versions of the game and jumping into the options will allow you to alter a few things such as the music and sound.

One feature I love in the game is the 'Hold' option. If you fancy saving a particular colored piece for later you can 'Hold' it and then use it later which is pretty clever. Tetris for BlackBerry 10 is priced at £2.00/$2.99 and although I would like to have seen it cheaper it still offers pretty good value for money. If you have been a Tetris fan before you will adore this version.

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Topics: BlackBerry Apps

33 comments

ian8206

I could never justify paying money for Tetris, myself.

BruvvaPete2

^ This. I'm not paying for something that has been rehashed so many times. I didn't see anything that justifies the need for me to open my wallet.

Flip4Bytes

Needs to be free like on my PlayBook.. My mom is the only person that I can imagine would drop the money on Tetris.. She plays hours of Tetris on my step-dad's PlayBook.. She's obsessed..

Jason Williams876

Omg you are sooooo bad lol.....but you are using a blackberry so I accept you lol

Playbook/9900

BruvvaPete2

Lol. So true. Sorry James. At least he admits he's bad at it.

charliechan

They gave it away for free on the PlayBook but won't do it for the Z1010??

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joesworld

They're giving away Angry Birds instead for the Z10. What's your point? Different hardware, different promo.

BruvvaPete2

Maybe they're trying to make up for the money they didn't make on the PlayBook.

iToya

3 bucks? I'm going to need gift cards for app world asap

Detective M Downs

I will gifted it to you, for sure!

iToya

I will hold you to that

Detective M Downs

Provide me with the information to do so, and its done!

iToya

Hmm..I feel like that's a weird loophole of some sort lol..you know there's no way to gift apps..or is there?! Lol I need to research

Detective M Downs

I though BlackBerry added the 'beg / gift' option?

iToya

Did they?! It's about to go down..lol

Rootbrian

There is a prepaid visa/mastercard for that (which can be re/loaded up).

G-bone

Thanks, James. I've been putting off buying it, hoping they'll put it on sale. But I love Tetris. Trouble is, once you start playing, it's hard to stop!

#BB10Believe

cfoxx

Wasn't this included free on the PlayBook? And now we have to pay for it? That's bad form.

bmercer94

Ea wants your money, it's that simple.

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Daminion

I bought this for BBOS. Didn't figure i would have to buy it again for bb10?
Bull#$!@

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ddlax22

Hm..I love tetris. But when can we get a classic on there- brickbreaker!!!

TheStrider

I have no problem with them not giving it away this time. We got Angry Birds this time, it's all good.

I will own it on my Z10. I get it for all my mobile devices. My history as follows:

Game Boy, PC, Blackberry OS6/7, iPod Touch, Playbook

I used to be a Game Boy Tetris Master. :p

mckillio

The amount of complaints about the cost for apps is amazing. I used to feel the same way but how else can developers continue to create apps and how else can BB convince other developers to start making apps? The cost is less than a beer.

hengsom

^ what he said

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k-fos

I bought this on my Coco Colour 3 computer.. thankfully it came with my gameboy. then i had to buy it on my pc.. damn i was sooo pissed. so glad it came installed on my playbook. for the life of me i couldn't understand why it wasn't free for my 9790... weird. now again? having to purchase it for a z10. what a rip off. Oh, and get this, when i tried to go grab a copy of Rocky on blu ray, they told me i had to BUY it. I told them I already had bought it on DVD and even had a copy on vhs that I picked up at a garage sale. they didn't care. i told them to forget it and called them all a bunch of greedy bastards.

cobol21

Yes, what a great response.

Rootbrian

"You can't always get what you want"

Mr Gill

Aha, "donkey years", I gotta start using that

Newfangled Gizmo

Make sure you say "donkey's years" when you do :-)

Newfangled Gizmo

This looks quite similar to Tetris for PlayBook. I didn't realise you could tap 'hold' to keep a piece for later--I've been using an upward swipe to hold. Is that possible in the BB10 version? I just compared the two methods on PB and I still prefer an upswipe, as it's more in keeping with the flow of the game.