Tetris Blitz for Android – Review

On June 20, 2013

App Type: Android

Tetris Blitz for Android – Review

Our rating:

By: Electronic Arts

Version #: 1.0.2

Date Released:

Developer: Electronic Arts

Price: free

User Rating:

Electronic Arts brings us a Tetris for the modern age; faster, better, and littered with lasers. Tetris Blitz takes the classic Tetris and remixes it with a new and fresh idea: make it faster! But, is it enough to revive the franchise, or will Tetris Blitz just be a fad?

The Good

Tetris Blitz is just as addictive as the original. The fast pace gives Tetris a new spin and an updated feel, but the music and colors feel very much like the original. The shapes drop automatically, and there are boosters to make your score higher. Loading time is minimal.

The Bad

Unfortunately, the game does feel like just a fad. Aside from the faster gameplay, there’s really nothing keeping the game from growing stale. The leaderboards are only on Facebook, which means you can’t play with Twitter or Google+ friends. The game is a little too dependant on the power ups, which are only unlocked by paying with real money.

The Ugly Truth

Tetris Blitz is another free download on Google Play that is in disguise, but in fact is a pay to enjoy game. EA has found another way to nickel and dime gamers, and has done so by using a beloved game. Tetris Blitz warrants a quick download, but will more than likely be uninstalled within a week or two.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:N/A

Learning Curve:Low.

Who Is It For:Gamers that loved the original Tetris, but want faster gameplay.

What I Like:Update of the original Tetris.

What I Don't Like:Pay to Enjoy disguised in a free download.

Final Statement:Tetris Blitz is worth a download if you want to try a new twist on a classic, but you'll likely uninstall it within a week.

Read the Developer's Notes:
Race against the clock in a two-minute blitz to clear lines and rack up as many points as possible before time runs out! With all-new features, stunning visuals, and innovative controls, this twist on the world-famous puzzle game is a must-have on your Android phone or tablet.

“…a perfect mobile game…” (Examiner.com)
“…the engaging mayhem that is Tetris Blitz wouldn’t let me tear my eyes off those blocks.” (Polygon)

Supercharge your game and trigger point-boosting reactions with Power-ups, like Magnet, Laser, and Time Shift. With a new Power-up released every week, the strategic combinations are endless!

Experience explosive effects and earn double points when you trigger the elusive Frenzy mode. Clear lines back-to-back to stay in Frenzy and get blown away by stunning cascades that keep the points rolling in.

Celebrate your high score and brag as you fly past your friends on the Facebook leaderboards. Tournaments reset every week – so there’s always another chance for victory.

Take charge of your game with all-new controls like the innovative “Drag-and-Place” option that lets you tap and drag pieces with precision. You can also choose the lightning fast “One-Touch” controls or “Swipe” placement if you prefer the original controls.

Watch your game end in a point-boosting, mind-blowing blast of visual fun with Finishers! You can also try to clear the board with the Bonus Blitz and score rewards like Coin packs, Power-up bundles, and more.

Are you ready to Blitz? Come feel the frenzy now!

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