What you need to know
- Tetris Beat is a new rhythm game that will arrive on Apple Arcade this Friday.
- Gamers will also be able to enjoy Spatial Audio using AirPods Pro and AirPods Max.
Apple Arcade will get a big new Tetris game this coming Friday, but it isn't like any Tetris game you're expecting. Tetris Beat has a new rhythm mechanic that will make things all-new, and it'll be ad-free and sans any in-app purchases.
Tetris Beat will be available to play on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV when it lands in the App Store this week. Gamers can look forward to an experience unlike any other, especially if they're wearing AirPods Pro or AirPods Max — Spatial Audio support is baked right in!
Gamers can look forward to three different game modes when playing Tetris Beat.
- DROP: Rotate and drop Tetriminos to the beat. Keep to the rhythm to build the biggest combo chain and score big!
- TAP: Players choose the most strategic Ghost Piece to tap in time to the beat and lose themselves in the flow state!
- MARATHON: The traditional Tetris® gameplay experience, where players get to choose the soundtrack!
Gamers can download Tetris Beats in the App Store this Friday and pre-register their download (opens in new tab) now.
If you want to upgrade your Apple Arcade gaming experience, check out our list of the Best Game Controllers for Apple TV and Apple Arcade 2021.
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
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