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EA releases Scrabble & Tetris for the iPhone

Three new titles available via Apple's App Store

Games developer Electronic Arts (EA) has revealed the range of iPhone titles it's making available via Apple's App Store. The first three native mobile iPhone games from EA are Scrabble, Sudoku and Tetris.

Scrabble lets you use the iPhone's multitouch interface to zoom in and out and drag-and-drop tiles. Want to shuffle tiles? Shake your iPhone. It includes a built-in word list, 'Best Word' help feature, score and stat tracking and dynamic animations. You can also select from multiple difficulty levels, change game rules, play alone, against the computer, or against two to four players using 'Pass 'n Play' mode.

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EA's version of the number-logic puzzle game Sudoku lets you work your way through 10,000 Sudoku grids with five difficulty levels. You can tap Regular Grid mode, or enter your favourite magazine or internet puzzle in Newspaper mode. An annotated keyboard lets you enter your selection, and features include error checking hint and Candidate Numbers autofill.

Tetris is a version of the classic falling blocks puzzle game that's been around since the 1980s. You can pinch, drag, tap and shake to clear rows across 15 levels, with music and sound effects and custom animated backgrounds. Two different play modes are included - Marathon Mode and the new 'Magic Mode', implemented specifically for the iPhone and iPod touch.

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