EA Games Re-Imagines Tetris, Brings it to the iPhone

Anyone of a certain age will no doubt remember playing Tetris on the original GameBoy in all its multi-green-colored glory. That’s right kids, we played games without color!

Today the owners of the cash cow that is Tetris, Electronic Arts, has stealthily released a new version of the ever popular game for the iPhone. Thankfully, this “re-imagined” release of the classic Tetris game does sport some color, and from our early testing, there’s lots of it! Think two neon-colored children throwing neon-colored paint at funny shaped blocks. Got it? Right…

The new game does away with the old Tetris iOS app that went by the same name and starts afresh. New game modes have been added to the mix as part of the changeover, too.

One new addition is the One-Touch Marathon Mode, which is a “revolutionary new way to play the Tetris game.” Players can play the game with just one tap of the iPhone screen and will keep going until their blocks reach the top of the screen, just like the old days.

Tetris Galaxy also joins the fold, offering multi-level play with power-ups. Keep clearing the stages to progress through the levels and rack up points in a way that seems to be the norm for refreshed classic puzzle games these days.

Those oldies like us will also be able to play the classic Tetris we all grew up with, too. Great news if you’ve spent the last 20 years learning how to play it!

Unfortunately, there is no iPad version currently, but we’d be very surprised if one wasn’t on its way.

Give the all-new Tetris a whirl and let us know how you like it in the comments. You can buy Tetris now from the App Store for $0.99.