The Apple Store app is a valuable resource if you ever shop at Apple retail stores, or want to make purchases from your iOS device. The usefulness of the app was enhanced last August with the incorporation of free offerings. Apple is offering a new freebie starring today with Tetris for iPhone. You can download the normally $0.99 app for free for a limited time.
To get the free app, you have two choices. You can scroll down the featured page until you see the Tetris icon, or you can go to an individual store page to look for the same icon. Both routes take you to a special Tetris page with a button to “Download now for free”. Tapping it takes you to the App Store to redeem your code for the full version of Tetris for iOS, and not the free to play Tetris Blitz. This is just another of many free apps from Apple, and it’s a good idea to check back intio the Apple Store app on a weekly basis for new free goodies.
Tetris for iPhone ($0.99, iPhone) is a great refresh of a classic game. There aren’t just a few tweaks from the original version, and instead the code has been redone from the ground-up. It’s a whole new game, and quite honestly the best version of Tetris since the original 1984 arcade game. The one touch mode is the biggest addition as you’re given a few choices of where to place a given piece, and you just tap where you want it to go. It’s great for one handed play, and there’s the traditional style as well where you drag your finger across the screen to place the pieces. There re multiple game modes as well with unique challenges, different set-ups, and just a hole new way to play Tetris while maintaining the familiar form.