Tetris Beat is bringing an all-new rhythm mechanic to Apple Arcade soon

Tetris Beat Apple Arcade Screenshot
Tetris Beat Apple Arcade Screenshot (Image credit: N3TWORK)

What you need to know

  • Apple Arcade is getting a new Tetris game soon and it has an all-new rhythm mechanic.
  • Gamers won't have to deal with ads or in-app purchases, and new music will be added monthly.

Apple has announced that Apple Arcade is getting a new Tetris game, but it isn't like any Tetris game you've played before. Tetris Beat will fuse the classic brick game with music to create an all-new rhythm game.

Set to be made available "soon," the game will come with a host of songs for people to play through with new ones being added monthly. The game will launch with tracks from Alison Wonderland, GARZA, Hannah Diamond, Octo Octa, Dauwd, CINTHIE, and many more.

Tetris Beat Screenshot

Tetris Beat Screenshot (Image credit: N3TWORK)

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.

What's more, all of the music will support Spatial Audio when you're playing with AirPods Pro and AirPods Max, too.

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!

Tetris Beat will be playable on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV when it lands in the App Store. You can already register for the download now, too.

This game might not need a game controller, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't consider picking one up! Our roundup of the best iPhone game controllers is a great place to start your research, too!

Oliver Haslam

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.