Hardly there is anyone who hasn’t heard of the world-famous Tetris game. It has been bought or downloaded more than 170 million times since its release in 1984. This makes Tetris the most popular among video games. There is also an old Russian folk song called Korobeiniki known to the rest of the world as ‘the Tetris song’. It was high time someone used Tetris to recreate and remake it to a slot game. The bold brand that dared to do this is Red7.
Red 7 and SG Digital plan to release Tetris Extreme in November. The slot with the epic soundtrack gives you chances to win from clusters. It reminds of the original in its design but has different rules and ways to win. There are 2 variants of the game – one with a higher and one with a lower RTP. One of them is connected to a progressive jackpot called Mega Drop.
The layout of this iconic game is 7 reels on 10 rows. It uses the standard design and looks of the popular original game. You can play with wagers from 0.20 to 100 credits per spin. Tetris Extreme you play a bit differently than the original. Upon loading, you will see the grid of 7 reels and 10 rows getting filled with symbols. These are square blocks with different colours. You win from the cluster paying system. You have a meter increasing with each full line win.
There is also a multiplier that also increases simultaneously with the meter. Its value can reach to x50 during the base game and x100r in the bonus round. There are two versions of Tetris Extreme as a slot game – one is a standalone slot with an RTP of 94.09%. The other is called Mega Drop, which is connected to a progressive jackpot.
Besides offering you to win cosmic payouts, the latter has a higher RTP of 96.09%. The max win in the slot is 2,500 times your stake. This is from the 100x multiplier and clusters of over 25 identical square blocks. As a result, you will pocket 250,000 when you use stakes of £100 per spin.
Tetris Extreme has a simple design just like the original. It doesn’t impress with graphics but rather focuses on the entertaining and unique features and gameplay. You will see a similar layout of blocks but here they are square in different colours. There is a meter on the left and if this is the Mega Drop version the jackpots on the right.
Your wins will be displayed on the right bottom of the screen. The background of the slot window is cosmic and the action happens in the open space. The line clears run a bit slow and the spins might seem not as dynamic as the rest of the slots at first. Give them time to get used to it and you will enjoy the play. The game has medium to high volatility.
Unlike the original, the filling of the grid with symbols is the beginning, not game over. All full lines are removed from the grid letting new blocks to fall. Every time you clear a line, you add 1 to the meter you see next to the grid. Simultaneously with the increasing of the meter, the multiplier rises too. It can reach to x50 and the base and x100 in the free spins.
At the end of a spin when there are no more paid lines if there is a cluster of 9 or more individual square blocks of the same colour you win. Then, your payout boosts the win multiplier value written on the left of the grid. Square blocks are in different colours and regardless of it, they pay the same. A cluster of 25 or more squares gives you 8 times your stake without the multiplier boost. The latter can reach a value of x50 in the base game and higher in the bonus round.
A Tetromino is a construction made of 4 squares of the same colour. The possible tetrominoes are several: lines, clusters, and others. They may be rotated by 90, 180 or 270 degrees before landing. You can win from clusters – groups of adjacent blocks of the same colour. The Line Clear Multiplier is applied to all cluster wins. You see its value at the bottom left side of the grid in a special bar. It changes by increasing with each line clearing.
The access to the free rounds is given when you clear 15 or more lines in a single spin. You receive 10 Free Spins, the rules of which are the same as in the base game. The exception is an extra feature – the Gold Tetromino. During Free Spins, you stand a chance of landing a gold tetromino. If you do and it becomes part of a line clear with winning symbols, the line clear multiplier value will increase. It will be multiplied by 5 and its total value will be applied to your win.
There are chances for 100 times your stake multiplier boosts with this feature. The wins can be massive if you have luck. If you make a line clear of over 25 blocks of one colour and an x100 multiplier, you can pocket 2,500 times your stake.
Tetris is an iconic game that has a massive fan-base of all kinds of people all over the world. Using it for the inspiration and basis of a slot game is ambitious. This is because it involves great expectations. Red 7 together with SG Digital have created an amusing game. Its features and gameplay may seem complex at first. But, once you start playing it you will get to understand them and have real fun very fast. Tetris Extreme is unique and unconventional and deserves your attention.