Tetris Blitz

LQ: 8.0

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Brain grade: 7.6
Fun score: 8.4

Game Type: ESRB Rating: N/A Platform/Console: , , , LWK Recommended Age: 5+ Thinking Skills Used: , ,

iTunes / Google Play

Tetris Blitz is a free mobile game where players must stack tiles in order score as many points as possible in two minutes. Tiles of varying geometric shapes fall to the bottom of the screen. They can be rotated and moved in order to fit ¬†like a puzzle into a groups of tiles below. The goal is form straight lines of tile that span from the left to the right of the screen. Once a connection is made, that group of tiles will disappear, giving users points, coins, and ultimately allowing more free space for additional tiles to fall. Players can buy powerups using coins they earned during play, which will enable them to score more points. Tetris Blitz is a free game, but if players want unlimited continuous play, they will likely need to pay for more coins, as each new round of play costs a considerable amount of in-game currency. It’s fast paced, engaging, and requires players to develop skills in precision and quick thinking. Tetris Blitz is recommended for children ages 5 and older.


this game is good for kids who need help with:

Time Management

Being efficient and aware of our use of time and effort.

Traditionally Tetris is not a timed game in the sense that there is no game clock. But a clock is featured in Tetris Blitz, introducing a little more mayhem in this version. Players must not only make the best use of their time during gameplay, but they must also be wary of the ticking clock. They can try to extend the amount of time for a few second by eliminating tiles that surround "hourglass" icons. Players must work remain composed in a highly stressful environment to string together a series of tiles. Because of the time limit, players may have to adjust their strategies. They will need to work faster, constantly trying to activate powerups to achieve the high score.

Planning

Developing a systematic approach for setting and achieving goals.

Tetris is often understood as a game of quick reaction. But it requires a great deal of planning in order to achieve high scores. When new pieces appear at the top of the screen, player will also be notified of the next tile that will fall. This hint is crucial for players who are deciding where to place the current tiles. If they know what is coming next, they can not only prepare themselves and clear space for the next piece, but they can come up with more elaborate plans for ridding the screen of all tiles - a key factor in getting good scores.

Organization

Arranging and coordinating materials in order to complete a task.

Players must have solid spacial awareness skills to avoid making bad decisions when placing tiles. They must understand the relationship between objects before letting tiles fall. Tiles should never fall. They should be directed into place by a savvy player. For example, if a line of tiles is missing one piece to complete the row, players should do whatever they can to keep from covering the gap, waiting for the right tile to fill it in and eliminate that particular row. A combination of solid planning and organization skills are necessary to survive the 2 minute levels in Tetris Blitz. Players can move the falling pieces anywhere they would like. In the event where a tile does not fit into particular sport, it is better to stack it elsewhere and wait for a more opportune tile to fall.

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