Review: Play the classic puzzle game with Tetris for Mac

It's not perfect, but this version of Tetris is still quite playable.

Tetris for Mac is a pretty standard rendition of the classic Tetris puzzle game. Since Tetris is so popular and there are so many different iterations of it available, it's hard to have much tolerance for versions that aren't perfect. And this version, while playable, has a couple of problems that make it difficult to recommend.

The first issue we had with Tetris for Mac was that it was too long to display properly on our 13-inch MacBook Pro's screen, and there was no way to resize it. Once we started playing, we couldn't see the bottom row of blocks. This didn't prevent us from playing anyway, but serious Tetris players will find this to be a problem. The other obvious issue we had with Tetris for Mac was that the piece preview wasn't always accurate; there were two pieces that were consistently mixed up when it came to the preview versus what actually appeared next. The interface is plain but well designed, and the game offers ten levels of gameplay, ranging from "Baby" to "Sanitarium." Players who cut their teeth on the Nintendo version might miss the original's Russian-themed music. Tetris for Mac has sound effects, but no soundtrack. Overall, we found Tetris for Mac to be a fairly serviceable rendition of the classic game, but there are other versions available that don't have the problems that this one does.

Tetris for Mac installs and uninstalls without issues.

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