iOS Tetris gets a season pass

$30 T-Club annual subscription plan gives players exclusive discounts and add-on content for latest version of block-dropping puzzler.

Since Tetris first came out in the mid-'80s, numerous publishers have attempted to put their own spin on the block-turning puzzle game. Electronic Arts is the latest to bring a new idea to the tried-and-true formula, as the publisher has launched a new iOS edition of the game with a subscription service built in.

T-Club members will get a boost to their ranking.

The simply titled Tetris App includes the game's Marathon mode, as well as a new one-touch control option, a level-based Galaxy mode that includes power-ups, and a ranking system. For those who want more, EA is offering membership in the T-Club, a subscription program that "gives members access to exclusive discounts and content, premium Tetris Log challenges, and a booster to progress their Tetris Rank faster."

Membership in the T-Club carries a $3 monthly subscription fee, or $30 for a full year. The Tetris App is currently available at an "introductory" price of $1.

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45 comments
timmy0001
timmy0001

$30? Really? Someone is sure to be fired over this one.

atopp399
atopp399

Lol, membership. I wonder how many of those they'll sell.

servb0ts
servb0ts

Only a Block-Head would accept this Seasonal Pass Idea. How DARE EA Ruin a Classic!!!!!

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

TETRIS. GUYS. A SUBSCRIPTION TO TETRIS. TETRIS. T-E-T-R-I-S WHAT THE **** EA. I CAN'T EVEN.

TriumphantToad
TriumphantToad

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Masoodahmedkk
Masoodahmedkk

Activision, EA, Bethesda, THQ and Ubisoft are all selfish suckers. Rockstar, Valve and ID are the most respected.

hellpolice
hellpolice

Get an emulator get the tetris rom and that's it you might pay for the emulator...see EA how easily many adept gamers can wisely skip your game? this is pointless, your "throw it to the wall, and see if is stick" ethics is laughable.

pszone
pszone

EA let again your stupid. you haveing a laugh who would buy pass for this. be chaper on xboxlive and ps3 for this. No one wil pay for this pass belive me. Its funny whats next you have to pay for a pass of game called pong No thank you.

Ni6htSorrow
Ni6htSorrow

I second all of your guys disagreements regarding the season pass for this game. It truly is senseless and not to mention a total rip-off. One may think, what other schemes EA is thinking to rip-off more money from us, gamers, in the future? Scary isn't it?

svaubel
svaubel

Why the hell would i pay a subscription for Tetris? Why would anyone?

firehawk998
firehawk998

EA GAMES RUINING EVERYTHING!!!! ( including beloved classics like Tetris)

Rocker6
Rocker6

Well,what else can you expect when you let yourselves get brainwashed and riped off by companies like EA by supporting overpriced DLCs,Online Passes,etc... Things will only get worse from now on,Im afraid to even think what rip-off tactics will the Next Gen bring...

FuryX-4
FuryX-4

For season pass, you will have constant add-on blocks that are odd shaped, useless and should have been for free :P

z50macdaddy
z50macdaddy

This Season Pass stuff is killing me now. I can get a bunch of used games at that price!!

Modisana
Modisana

@mjc0961 I couldn't agree with you more bro. I actually love Apple's products and their computer platform but these mobile devices are NOT gaming platforms, they just have an advantage because the software is cheaper. I'm hoping the 3ds and the Vita can be able to hold their own and represent for handheld gaming... I know this probably too much of a long shot but I Wish Microsoft would hold off on KI-freakin'-NECT and step into the handheld market for a little bit. All their fans who don't like Sony would be really happy.

zzamaro
zzamaro

I am at a loss for words.

ToTs_00
ToTs_00

You know for that money you could get Tetris axis for the 3DS which supposedly has more modes than you can shake a stick at and they don't cost extra.

Taix34
Taix34

A Season Pass on TETRIS????!?!?!? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? this is the most Stupidest idea ever *facepalm*

Flint247
Flint247

April's Fools is 4 months away, EA.

PumpkinBoogie
PumpkinBoogie

Lolwut??? Seriously....season passing Tetris?? What asshat at EA came up w/ THAT lame-brain concept....it's effin' TETRIS. What value can a season pass bring a game like that? I'm seriously speechless on this one. However, I would be slightly amused to see how many would fall into buying this.

ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

you got me EA ... awesome joke, we all got trolled... oh wait you are serious???? .....

spoonybard-hahs
spoonybard-hahs

Seriously? I thought the whole allure of iOS/smart phone/tablet gaming was that it was cheap. Oh, wait. It's EA.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

A season pass for tetris? this game came out in 1985. The coin-op arcade version. Then the many ports and versions of tetris on consoles from the NES Tetris to Xbox 360 with Tetris Evolution. Up until this point tetris has never needed a seasons pass? "F" that I shall break out the original Gameboy version of Tetris. should I need a on the go Tetris fix. $30.00 season pass makes sense for Gears of War 3. but Tetris?

Goyoshi12
Goyoshi12

*facepalm* Someone shoot me. I think I just saw the ending of gaming. :(

alexLmx6
alexLmx6

I'm lost for words, and the T-Club sounds like something you would find in a red light district, and not the kind of place I would enjoy visiting. (But some might and that's totally okay.)

megakick
megakick

LOL? This season pass deal has become wat too popular. It is like the special edition games, there were a couple at the the start then SUCCESS! Every game gets one!

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

Greedy much??? Sadly if I wanted to play Tetris I'd break out the NES, it was the only version I liked aside from Tetrisphere on N64.

jamyskis
jamyskis

$30 a year for Tetris? On an iPhone? Can I have some of what Mr. Riccitello is smoking please? It must be good stuff to make reality become a blur like that.

deathstream
deathstream

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otanikun
otanikun

What kind of nonsense is this? This is an unfortunate turn of events in the gaming world, nearly every big player and now little player will be offering season passes to games that don't need it, case in point the game in this article.

Freezezzy
Freezezzy

More season passes. Great. See, people? This is what you get for buying into schemes like these. More companies starting to jump on the bandwagon, and raking in the money. Thanks. :(

clockworkengine
clockworkengine

You pay $30 to get tetris dlc and save money on games for a year? Would you even spend $30 on EA ios titles in a year?

Fezzinator101
Fezzinator101

Sorry EA if i want to play Tetris i'll go play it on my NES. If people actually pay for this well then their just plain stupid.

Master_Turismo
Master_Turismo

This seems very pointless if you ask me especially for Tetris.

-Saigo-
-Saigo-

Is it December? Articles like this makes it feel like April 1st...

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

I think some games just plain require buttons. Tetris is one of them. Tried Tetris on my iPad a few weeks back. It doesn't work. It's no Zombie Gunship, I'll tell you that much.

whoozwah
whoozwah

ladies and gentlemen, the gaming industry at its finest! /sarcasm