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Tetris (WP)

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There are a maximum of 11 Tetris (WP) achievements worth 325 (200)

1,299 tracked gamers have this game, 183 have completed it (14.09%)

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Expert in Tetris (WP)

Expert66 (30)

This is a rare achievementComplete the Radical variant.

  • Unlocked by 267 tracked gamers (21% - TA Ratio = 2.20) 1,299  

Achievement Guide for Expert

AuthorSolution
theEVOL1
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theEVOL1
Achievement won on 17 Jul 11
TA Score for this game: 325
Posted on 21 July 11 at 02:30, Edited on 28 June 12 at 03:00
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The Radical Variant will be the last variant you will unlock. It only unlocks after you have beaten each of the other variants at least once. You don't have to beat all of the other variants on level 15, mind you. Just get 40 lines in each one at any level.

The Radical variant has no level as it is automatically level 15 when you select it. The pieces are in full drop mode, so for all intents and purposes the pieces pretty much appear at the bottom. they can be moved back and forth and spun for a few seconds before locking down, but you will have to be very quick with your decision making.

My advice is to try to stick with 1 and 2 line clears as this mode can bury you quickly if you miss on Tetris builds. It can be very frustrating for the first several tries as we all know how much you have to fight the controls and this variant offers little room for error as it is. (I was ready to quit after about 10 tries!)

Now for the glitch that I found. I have yet to verify if this works on every phone and on everyone's game, (I did it on an HTC HD7) but I will put it here until someone tells me that it does not work. (If it doesn't work for anyone, please post in the comment section and include the phone you have so it can be included here.)

I found that if you start a game and when the countdown finishes, drop a few pieces and then hit the search button which takes you to Bing. After Bing pops up, hit the return key and it should take you back to the game and return to the game you had started. You will now be at 40 lines and the first pieces you should get are - "backward L" "L" "I" "S" "square" "T" "Z" "T" "I" etc... If you lose and go to retry game, you will get these same pieces in the same order. You will get these pieces at the beginning of every game as long as you don't back out to the menu. This worked for me in every variant including marathon and on every level 1-15. Now you will be able to concentrate on the pattern of pieces and formulate the best strategy with these pieces.

You are still going to have to be extremely quick and precise, but if you can use this exploit to eliminate the random factor, it can be the edge that decent Tetris players need if they just can't quite get this one finished!

*EDIT*

It seems as though the glitch/exploit has been patched. Credit goes to CASS190684 for bringing this to my attention. I checked on my new phone (Nokia Lumia 900) and the glitch no longer works.

I will leave the glitch description in my solution just in case it works on another type of phone or if someone has an old phone that was never updated.

Sorry to anyone who was unable to use this. I hope you are still able to obtain this tough achievement!
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