Tetris is one of the most iconic mobile games in history. That may be a bold statement, but it’s no less true.
While titles like “Angry Birds” are some of the games that truly made smartphone and tablet gaming big, the OG Gameboy and Tetris had even more of a long-term impact on the handheld gaming industry.
Tetris was actually developed primarily by Russian computer programmer Alexey Pajitnov, and it originally belonged to the Soviet government. In 1986, it made its way over the United States and truly became a hit sensation when Nintendo brought it as a pack-in title with their Gameboy handhelds.
Now you can get the Electronic Arts published version of Tetris for free, but only today. Tetris is September 14th’s free app of the day and is certainly worth picking up if you want to reminiscence on the good ole’ days. For the one person reading this that has never played Tetris, it is very addicting and worth giving a try.
Normally EA sells this title for $2.99, so this is actually quite a steal. It is worth noting that this isn’t the ‘best’ version of Tetris out there. It’s enjoyable enough, but don’t expect it to be the exact same as the NES and Gameboy versions many of us know and love.
Even so, it’s hard to complain when something is free. Would I pay the full price for it? Depending on how nostalgic I was feeling.