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IGN Video Review - Tetris 99

The free to download online software, Tetris® 99, is available as a special offer for Nintendo Switch Online members. 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 KO badges that may give you the advantage on future attacks. Survive the onslaught and look forward to upcoming online events!

Categories: Media, Consoles
Tags: eshop, tetris, switch
Games: Tetris 99

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100% the best battle royale game I’ve played. Tetris was always addicting anyway but adding in the constant competition and the intensity of getting to the higher ranks takes it to another level. Nintendo really should market this more because it really is brilliant.

Only gripe is that it is very bare bones, which isn’t a bad thing considering how it’s literally just jump right in and have fun but still. I know there are updates supposedly coming with new modes but I’d like to see the progression be a bit more meaningful, like unlocking new backgrounds/themes and music for reaching certain levels. Also some leaderboards wouldn’t go amiss, especially friend leaderboards. May be asking too much of a free game (not exactly free but whatever), though it does deserve to be fleshed out a bit.

I downloaded this and the demos for Yoshi's Crafted World and Daemon X Machina after the direct.

I'm going to spend a lot more time with Tetris 99 than either of those games, I'll put it that way.

I guess to be fair, the two demos you mentioned were very much designed to be played through quickly and put down, whereas Tetris 99 was actually designed to be a fleshed out experience with a complete (if limited) gameplay loop. But more stuff's coming, apparently!

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