Developer: EA Mobile
Release Date: 10/1/2009
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The Good: Classic Tetris is present, good remixed theme, nice color scheme, each variant is fun
The Bad: No multiplayer, can’t select original theme, not for everyone
We’ve played dozens if not hundreds of butchered Tetris games, and some remakes spreading from handhelds to the Virtual Boy and even on current generation consoles, but nothing stands up to the classic that we loved on the GameBoy and PC. EA’s version has the original Tetris game without adding anything really fancy. The background is blue with a grid, and nicely colored Tetrominoes, and surprisingly, an awesome remix of the classic theme. Building lines across a grid to great music with increasing difficulty is just instant fun and it’s a game you can’t get bored of, but you can play for five minutes or five hours and you’ll have a blast.
Of course, there ARE reimaginings of Tetris in this game, but they keep their distance from the original and just coax you enough to check them out. You have 40 lines which are the classic that is pretty self-explanatory, then you have Treadmill which is moving all the pieces to the right which makes you think ahead before places pieces. Gravity makes all “loose” blocks fall into place closing gaps…or running. Then you have tons of modes you can unlock and these are great and don’t really ruin the original formula.
One problem is there is no multiplayer, but that is ok since Tetris was originally a single player only game. There is lots of stat tracking, a glossary, and tons of options for people who love tweaking.
Overall Tetris on PSP is a great port of the mobile game and should be owned by any puzzle or Tetris fan.