Have you spent hours on end playing Tetris at some point of your life? Have you followed the many variations of the game that have been developed over the ages? Most of the variations are not challenging enough nor bear much difference from the original game. In the midst of all these is an iOS app ‘Sorus Shield’. This app is a unique variation of Tetris that is sure to keep you hooked and challenged at the same time.


Sorus Shield follows a style that mimics the reverse of Tetris. The original game requires you to place and arrange your blocks at the bottom of the screen. This game requires you to place shaped blocks of light mines at the top of your screen instead of allowing them to fall down. Your main aim is to create complete lines, which will then be eliminated and converted to score. However, there is more to the game that will keep you engaged for long.


This iOS game comes with two unique game modes. You can pick the one that suits your style of play. The first is the Arcade mode. In this mode, you have to continue removing blocks of light mines before they fill up the entire screen. There are five levels to be unlocked in this mode. It is more of a classic style of play. The second mode is the Mission mode. This mode adds a twist to the game. Besides eliminating lines, you also have to avoid barriers and release stars. There are over 100 missions for you to solve. You can always switch between the two modes to spice things up and get the best of the game.


The gameplay and controls have been kept simple in this game. You can rotate light mines by tapping them and move them by simply sliding them across to their destination. Once you have guided a block to its destination, you just have to slide your finger upwards to place it in. The user interface is very intuitive and simple too. So much so that you won’t have trouble finding your way around even on your first try of the game. Strategy is a key point that cannot be overlooked.

The idea of the game borrows from Tetris but has been tweaked to add an interesting and fun twist. This, coupled with the animations, sound effects and superb graphics, makes it a game worth trying- especially if you are a Tetris fan. This puzzle game will keep you racking your brains for a good while. You can compete with your friends and see where you stand against them on the Arcade mode leader board as well.

Sorus Shield is available for free download in the App Store. It requires iOS 8.0 or higher versions and is compatible with the iPod Touch, iPad and the iPhone. It is available in German, Spanish and English at present. Developers Marcus Dobler Applications UG has indeed created a unique game that is sure to interest lovers of the traditional Tetris.

Good: Two different game modes

Bad: None

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