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Tetris 99

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Arika
Release Date: Feb. 12, 2019

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'Tetris 99' Maximus Cup Unlocks Metroid Dread Theme - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2021 @ 6:20 p.m. PDT

In large-scale, 99-player battles, it’ll take speed, skill, and strategy to knock out the competition and become the last player standing.

You can target opponents by sending them Garbage Blocks, but be careful… Your rivals can target you back! Defeat opponents to acquire K.O. Badges that may give you the advantage on future attacks. Nintendo Switch Online members can also look forward to upcoming online events!

Tetris 99 features online competitive modes exclusive to Nintendo Switch Online members. Owners of the digital version of the game can purchase the optional Big Block DLC, which adds several offline modes, like CPU Battle and Local Arena.

Nothing is safe from the dreaded E.M.M.I. robots of the Metroid Dread game. Not even Tetriminos!

In the most intergalactic crossover of the year, Metroid Dread is coming to the Tetris 99 game for the Nintendo Switch in a 26th MAXIMUS CUP event that all bounty hunters (and bounty hunters in the making) can join.

The Tetris 99 26th MAXIMUS CUP event runs from 12 a.m. PT on Oct. 29 to 11:59 p.m. PT on Nov. 1. To participate, Nintendo Switch Online or Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members just need to play the Tetris 99 online mode during the event period. Players will earn event points based on their placement in each match. Once players have accumulated a total of 100 event points, a new theme will unlock, featuring background art, music and Tetrimino designs inspired by the Metroid Dread game.

In addition to Tetris 99, Nintendo Switch Online members can also enjoy online play and the Save Data Cloud feature in a large selection of compatible games, along with access to over 100 classic NES and Super NES games, a smartphone app that enhances features of supported games, and the competitive online battle game Pac-Man 99.

The new Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership plan features all the same great benefits of a Nintendo Switch Online membership, but with the addition of classic Nintendo 64 and SEGA Genesis game libraries, as well as access to the new Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise paid DLC, which launches on Nov. 5, at no additional cost.

For more information about all the benefits and services available with a Nintendo Switch Online or Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership, and to learn about a free seven-day trial for Nintendo Switch Online, go to the Nintendo Switch Online section on the Nintendo Switch HOME Menu or visit here.

Tetris 99 is available for Nintendo Switch and is free to download.


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