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Tetris 99 16th MAXIMUS CUP event runs for an entire week, chance to obtain the themes

Have your favorite Tetris 99 themes remained out of reach? Don’t lose heart! With all the incredible Tetris 99 competition out there, sometimes everyone needs a boost to reach their goals. That’s why the Tetris 99 game on the Nintendo Switch system is holding a special 16th MAXIMUS CUP event this summer. If you’ve had your eyes set on one of the game themes from past events, but just started playing or weren’t able to earn enough event points to unlock it, this MAXIMUS CUP is for you! In previous MAXIMUS CUP challenges, 100 event points were required to unlock rewards, but the Tetris 99 16th MAXIMUS CUP lowers the requirement to 50 event points and offers a curated selection of revival themes from past events.

The following themes, inspired by Nintendo Switch games, will become unlockable during specific event windows in the Tetris 99 16th MAXIMUS CUP: Animal Crossing: New HorizonsLuigi’s Mansion 3 and Ring Fit Adventure. The Tetris 99 16th MAXIMUS CUP event runs for an entire week, from 12 a.m. PT on Aug. 14 to 11:59 p.m. PT on Aug. 22,and will take place in three back-to-back rounds. 

  • Round 1 features the Animal Crossing: New Horizons theme as a reward and runs from 12 a.m. PT on Aug. 14 to 11:59 p.m. PT on Aug. 16.
  • Round 2 features the Luigi’s Mansion 3 theme as a reward and runs from 12 a.m. PT on Aug. 17 to 11:59 p.m. PT on Aug. 19.
  • Round 3 features the Ring Fit Adventure theme as a reward and runs from 12 a.m. PT on Aug. 20 to 11:59 p.m. PT on Aug. 22.

 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 50 event points, a featured theme will unlock, which includes art, music and Tetrimino designs inspired by that round’s featured game.** 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. A physical version of Tetris 99 is also available. For a suggested retail price of $29.99, the physical version includes the game, all DLC and a 12-Month Nintendo Switch Online Individual Membership.*** Nintendo Switch Online members can enjoy online play and the Save Data Cloud feature in a large selection of compatible games, along with access to 80+ classic NES and Super NES games, special offers and a smartphone app that enhances features of supported games. For more information about all the benefits and services available with a Nintendo Switch Online membership, and to learn about the free seven-day trial, visit

Source: Nintendo of America

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