Tetris 99

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

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'Tetris 99' 30th Maximus Cup Lowers Requirements To Unlock Iconic Themes

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2022 @ 11:00 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.

Throughout dozens of Maximus Cup events, Tetris 99 players have entered the competition with steely looks of determination in their eyes, with their hearts and hopes set on unlocking themes from some of their favorite Nintendo franchises.

Now, as something special for both recent and seasoned fans in summer 2022, the Tetris 99 game on the Nintendo Switch is holding its 30th Maximus Cup. Don’t fret if you missed out on earning prior rewards! This is the Maximus Cup for you. In previous Maximus Cup challenges, 100 event points were required to unlock rewards, but the Tetris 99 30th Maximus Cup lowers the requirement to 10 event points per round, offering a curated selection of revival themes from past events. If you didn’t get a chance to compete when one of your favorite themes was active, now’s your chance to snatch it up!

The following themes, inspired by Nintendo Switch games, will become unlockable during specific event windows in the Tetris 99 30th Maximus Cup: Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s FuryMiitopiaMario Golf: Super RushThe Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HDWarioWare: Get It Together! and Samus Edition.

The Tetris 99 30th Maximus Cup event runs from 12 a.m. PT on Aug. 5 to 11:59 p.m. PT on Aug. 10, and will take place in six back-to-back rounds. 

  • Round 1 features the Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury theme as a reward and runs from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. PT on Aug. 5.
  • Round 2 features the Miitopia theme as a reward and runs from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. PT on Aug. 6.
  • Round 3 features the Mario Golf: Super Rush theme as a reward and runs from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. PT on Aug. 7.
  • Round 4 features the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD theme as a reward and runs from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. PT on Aug. 8.
  • Round 5 features the WarioWare: Get It Together! theme as a reward and runs from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. PT on Aug. 9.
  • Round 6 features the Samus Edition theme as a reward and runs from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. PT on Aug. 10.

To participate, you’ll need to be a Nintendo Switch Online member and play the Tetris 99 online mode during the event period. You’ll earn event points based on your placement in each match. Once you’ve secured a total of 10 event points, a featured theme will unlock, which includes art, music and Tetrimino designs inspired by that round’s featured game.

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

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