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Official 'Tetris' App Now Free in Apple Store App Promotion

The official Apple Store app for iOS offers free books, apps and other content that users can download to their iOS device, and the company has recently updated its promotion to make Tetris [Direct Link] from Electronic Arts available for free.

The current Tetris offer is advertised as "A throwback for you. On us." Typically priced at $0.99 in the iOS App Store, the app is free when users redeem the promotion from within the Apple Store app. The program is designed to entice shoppers to use the Apple Store app and is different from the traditional App Store "App of the Week" sale, which is available to all App Store users and this week features the Max Axe [Direct Link] game from Naked Sky Entertainment.

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The new Tetris promotion is being offered alongside a free book giveaway in the U.S. and other countries for Franklin's Valentines that has been active since the Valentine's Day store makeover launched late last month. The Tetris offer can be accessed from individual store pages in the Apple Store app, which are found by tapping on the "Stores" button in the bottom toolbar. The free app is listed in the middle of the page, directly underneath the company's "Love is in the Air" Valentine's Day sale.

The Tetris promotion expires on April 7, 2014 and is subject to availability.

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Posted: 23 weeks ago

Still showing as $0.99 for me.

EDIT: OK, you have to be in the apple store app, and even then you have to search for the closest store to you then the link finally shows up. What a PITA for an old game.


lol @ moaning over steps to get something for free that you dont really need.
Rating: 12 Votes
Posted: 23 weeks ago
Holding out for a black and white Gameboy version recreation.
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 23 weeks ago
I'm still waiting for Lemmings on iOS
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 23 weeks ago
It looks like you can only do this for iPhone, not iPad.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 23 weeks ago

Not showing up for me yet. Some lame children's valentine's day book is there, but no Tetris.


It's not on the main page of the app. You have to go to one of the store pages.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 23 weeks ago

It looks like you can only do this for iPhone, not iPad.


Seems that way. Too bad! I was just yesterday playing the original Tetris app on iPad, which was great and still runs, but is no longer offered.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 23 weeks ago
Probably won't ever play it, but it's temporarily free to download so why not. Put it right next to Flappy Bird and Angry Birds in the last page of my Games folder.

One thing I noticed was that after it downloaded, it brought me to EA's list of apps. Maybe that's part of how Apple is able to convince EA to give so many promotional copies of their apps away. EA being one of the oldest companies I boycott, won't actually ever make a cent off of me so their efforts are in vain.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 23 weeks ago
Don't download this piece of junk, even for free, this is NOT Tetris, but some strange remake where they use Tetris elements to make a completely different game.

Basically the app tells you all the places where the Tetris piece can fit, and you have to tap on the one that you want. That's it. There is no "game". It's like playing Tomb Raider and the game asking you how you want to end the game. You choose from 3 endings then the whole game plays itself to that ending. Ta dah. An app that makes playing so easy you are no longer needed for it!
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 23 weeks ago
the idea behind this is not to simply give away another app.

they want people to USE the App Store app. they can't make it where you have to buy to get it free. so this is doing something to get something.

and really the whole thing, including downloading the ebook took me maybe 2 minutes, and that was while helping a 4 year old or maybe it was the 1 year old.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 23 weeks ago

Don't download this piece of junk, even for free, this is NOT Tetris, but some strange remake where they use Tetris elements to make a completely different game.

Basically the app tells you all the places where the Tetris piece can fit, and you have to tap on the one that you want. That's it. There is no "game". It's like playing Tomb Raider and the game asking you how you want to end the game. You choose from 3 endings then the whole game plays itself to that ending. Ta dah. An app that makes playing so easy you are no longer needed for it!


If only you had spent as much time in the app as you did writing that post... :rolleyes: :p

You are describing "One-Touch" mode which is indeed quite simple and not very compelling IMO.

However...try "Marathon" mode. It's classic Tetris gameplay with touch controls (slide to move piece, tap to rotate, swipe down to drop it). That's the one you probably want ;)

There's also "Galaxy" which is a kinda funky puzzle mode that also uses the one-touch controls.
Rating: 2 Votes

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