Tetris Beat arrives on Apple Arcade

Tetrisbeat (Image credit: N3twork)

What you need to know

  • There's a brand new title in the Apple Arcade library.
  • Tetris Beat is now available as part of the subscription package.
  • It's a fresh take on an old classic, with music and rhythmic gameplay.

Apple Arcade has a new title in the form of Tetris Beat, a new take on the old classic for devices like iPhone 12, the Apple TV, iPad, and the Mac.

From developer N3twork:

The world famous Tetris® puzzle game is blocking to a new beat, fusing its hit gameplay with exclusive music and innovative rhythm mechanics. The game features a diverse and eclectic lineup of incredible musicians including Alison Wonderland, GARZA, Hannah Diamond, Octo Octa, Dauwd, CINTHIE and many more, with new exclusive songs added every month from today's hottest and up-and-coming talent.In Tetris Beat, players will rotate and drop Tetriminos to the beat, keeping to the rhythm to build their biggest combo chain and score big. For Tetris fans looking for the traditional hit gameplay experience, they can try out the Marathon mode, where they can also choose the soundtrack.

There are three game modes, drop, tap, and marathon, each with its own unique challenges. Tetris Beat features 18 exclusive tracks including a variety of genres such as Dance, Hip Hop, and Pop, with new songs coming every month. There's even a split-screen mode for devices like the Apple TV 4K (2021) for versus play in your home, and lots of missions as well as three difficulty levels. Tetris Beat also includes controller support, so you can use it with the best game controllers for Apple TV and Apple Arcade.

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