If you’re anything like me, then you have spent countless hours playing Tetris as a kid. And if you’re someone who has been born during the late twentieth century or the early 2000s, then there is no doubt that you know exactly what game I’m talking about. After all, Tetris is a household name at this point that has been played by everyone who has ever tried their hand at games. And it seems like Tetris Beat will be too.
It is a definitive game that continues to please even decades after it originally came out. That speaks volumes about the genius that this game is. And now the game is being taken one step further when it comes to the mobile territory with Tetris Beat. If you’re someone who has been following the game, you might have an idea about this too. The game has been garnering quite the popularity, and not just among those who are fans of the game.
Rather, Tetris Beat is causing a lot of commotion with mobile phone fans as it is a mobile game on the Apple store that promises to bring the original Tetris experience to the small screen along with the inclusion of some new music that is meant to take the experience of the game to yet another level. Innovating on something that is already iconic can be a make-or-break job in most cases, but it seems that the developer knows exactly what it is doing when it comes to Tetris Beat.
As an Apple Arcade game, Tetris Beat also gets some premium treatment from Apple as it is available for playing when you purchase the subscription for the Apple Arcade service. However, those who are not willing to shell out the money will also miss out on the experience.
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Tetris Beat: Some Detail
When it comes to the game itself, Tetris Beats keeps the authenticity and the charm of the original game alive in its own way and adds to it in a very thoughtful way. The game adds some really amazing music and rhythm mechanics to the game that makes it so much more interesting than a regular Tetris game. Now, instead of just stacking the blocks in the most efficient way possible, you also have to take care to drop the blocks with the beat of the music, so as to be in rhythm with the play. In concept, it sounds really interesting and when you play it, timing the beat with the drop is just something that you will learn to crave.
But that is not all. In addition to the main mode where you drop the blocks in rhythm with the music, there are other modes as well. There is the Marathon mode which mirrors the true Tetris experience with a variety of different soundtracks and there is also the Tap mode which is meant for more casual play and just enjoying yourself while on the go.
And also in addition to the gameplay is the soundtrack for the game. Tetris Beat has a soundtrack that gets updated every month as new songs get added to the game. Currently, the game features a diverse selection of music from the likes of Alison Wonderland, GARZA, Hannah Diamond, Octo Octa, and other amazing artists. If you’re someone who enjoys music, then you would definitely enjoy this game.
To play the game, however, you will need a subscription to the Apple Arcade, as it happens to be a part of the package that Apple offers to its consumers for a price of Rs. 99 per month and along with a provision for a 1-month trial.
Tetris Beat: Is It Worth It?
This is the biggest question that comes into mind when we talk about Tetris Beat. Is the game even worth it? IT has been shown time and time again that Tetris is a timeless classic that can simply never grow old. However, putting this new twist on the game certainly changes things a little. While the gameplay mechanics are pretty solid and the satisfaction that one gets from syncing the blocks with the beat is simply amazing, it fails to justify the monthly subscription.
On its own, the game is a very good one. However, things get a little murky when Apple tries to promote it through its Arcade subscription.
All things considered, though, I really liked Tetris Beat. It’s just that right now, getting the game on the subscription doesn’t seem like the wise option.
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