827808_largerEarlier this month, EA soft-launched a new version of the iconic block-clearing game Tetris in the Canadian App Store, called Tetris Blitz [Free], and we took the title for a spin in a TA Plays video to see what it was all about. Basically, it's the Tetris block-dropping-and-clearing that we all know and love, but stuffed into a fast-paced timed mode similar to Bejeweled Blitz [Free]. It's pretty good, despite being littered with all the freemium trappings that we've come to expect on the App Store.

Today, Tetris Blitz graduated from its soft-launch status and has released outside of Canada and into the world at large. Here's an official trailer showing the game in action.

Tetris Blitz is actually a great version of the classic game, and out of all the various Tetris games that have been released on the App Store over the years this one really nails the touchscreen controls the best. The downfall, of course, is the freemium-ness of the game, but at least it's not completely in your face and is pretty easily ignored. Anyway, it's free to check out, so if interested definitely give Tetris Blitz a look.

  • Aventador

    Tetris - " blitz on your wallet"

    • Andrew Bowers

      If you don't like EA's business model but enjoy this style of game, please, I humbly ask you try out FLORIS.

      It's completely free and my gift to you. Support indie games & art.

      #ThankYou

      • Domsware

        +1
        Don't support this kind of in-app purchase way.

        Let's have a look at indie game : pay once, play forever.

        Try Novae ! ;-)

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  • TheEvilRobot

    No thanks.

    I'm not going to support any companies that decide to put $99.99 iaps in their games.

    • Ben Norvell

      Your not missing much anyway

  • TomCrown

    @ea Pass.

  • _the_escape_artist_

    Not available in Mexican store. :(

    • _the_escape_artist_

      Weird, couldn't access it from the TA app but directly from the AppStore it appeared available.

      • dancj

        I don't know about Mexico, but here in Europe we get the EA Netherlands versions of EA games so the American links to EA games never work.

  • http://www.silentrocco.com/ Silent Rocco

    It's actually the most fun Tetris game in years. And I won't pay a dime.

  • dekon

    Combined tetris with bejeweled. Doesn't even play/feel right when I tried it.

  • Murderin Murphy

    Tetris DX for GBC is the only Tetris I'll ever need. Still play it everyday.
    (and, yes, on the toilet... not that you asked, however)