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The 18th Tetris 99 Maximus Cup begins later this week

Do you remember the first time you played a Super Mario™ game? What about the moment you first dropped a perfectly-placed I-Tetrimino to clear four lines simultaneously in the Tetris® game?

Now you can tap back into that excitement when the Tetris 99 game on the Nintendo Switch system combines forces with Super Mario All-Stars™, the collection that chronicles four timeless 2D adventures, for an all-star MAXIMUS CUP. This coming weekend’s Tetris 99 18th MAXIMUS CUP event allows you to earn an in-game theme based on the Super Mario All-Stars game, which is included in the Super Nintendo Entertainment System™ – Nintendo Switch Online library of games.

The Tetris 99 18th MAXIMUS CUP event runs from 11 p.m. PT on Dec. 3 to 10:59 p.m. PT on Dec. 7. To participate, Nintendo Switch Online 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 Super Mario All-Stars.

In Super Mario All-Stars, which originally launched on the Super NES™ system, you can play upgraded versions of the Super Mario Bros.™, Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Super Mario Bros. 2 and Super Mario Bros. 3 games, all with enhanced 16-bit graphics and sound. Super Mario All-Stars is available as part of the classic game libraries included with a Nintendo Switch Online membership. To view the full lineup of classic NES and Super NES games available with Nintendo Switch Online, you can visit this website. 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 90 classic NES and Super NES games, a smartphone app that enhances features of supported games, and the competitive online battle game Super Mario Bros.™ 35, playable through March 31, 2021. For more information about all the benefits and services available with a Nintendo Switch Online membership, and to learn about a free seven-day trial, visit

Here we go! It’s-a Mario time!

Source: Nintendo PR

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