Tetris stretches its legs as the Xbox Live Deal of the Week again

Tetris tights

We saw a lady wearing these at E3. I approved.

After a lengthy delay on the Marketplace update, nothing could please bargain hunters more than a repeat Deal of the Week, right? Somebody thought so, as this week’s DOTW is Tetris from Electronic Arts. Just like August and November last year, it’s on sale for $2.99, down from $4.99.

The Windows Phone version of Tetris is actually quite slick. It’s got great visuals and a good remix of the classic Tetris theme “Korobeiniki.” There are numerous gameplay variants such as Gravity and Radical that add a bit of variety to the game we’ve all played a million times before. Some have complained about the touch screen controls (swipe left and right to steer, tap to rotate, and swipe down to drop pieces), but I find them to be natural and effective enough. Our review also praises the game’s stat tracking. The actual game does not feature tights however, for better or worse.

Tetris is on sale for $2.99 for one week. Puzzle fans who aren’t too busy with Fling can pick ol' Tetris up here on the Marketplace.

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Reader comments

Tetris stretches its legs as the Xbox Live Deal of the Week again


Game should be $.99 to start with.  I have spent probably $60 in apps so I don't mind supporting devs. but come on!

I'm well over $60, I dont mind paying for a good game or app but, $3 for a game that came FREE with game systems 20 years ago ? (The orignal Nintendo game boy)
That is just crazy

Nintendo paid the devs for that port. These devs had to spend their own time building this version.

Tetris was great in the 90's but I've got better things to play now :P

This isn't a bad game by any means but it looks almost identical to the version I used to have on my old Pantech...and that was a standard/dumb phone, loading icon and all. It would have been nice if it were the updated version available on iOS...minus the freemium features of course. Plus the touch controls aren't nearly as responsive on this version than I remember on my old iPhone, leading me to have to play with the d pad on the highest speeds. Oh well.