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Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury paw-ers up Tetris 99

Clawing at the competition

The next Tetris 99 Maximus Cup has been revealed. This time around, the theme is Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury! The fun starts on March 4th, 2021, and you can read full details below.

Take on a colossal Tetrimino challenge with Mario in Tetris® 99 with a special Super Mario™ 3D World + Bowser’s Fury themed MAXIMUS CUP!

This coming weekend’s Tetris 99 20th MAXIMUS CUP event allows you to earn an in-game theme based on the Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury game. Demonstrate your fur-midable puzzle prowess with Tetris 99 on the Nintendo Switch™ system and claw your way to the top of the rankings in this fierce and furious MAXIMUS CUP.

The Tetris 99 20th MAXIMUS CUP event runs from 11 p.m. PT on March 4 to 10:59 p.m. PT on March 8. 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 3D World + Bowser’s Fury.

In the Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury game, pounce and climb through dozens of colorful courses. Mario and his friends can use a variety of power-ups like the Super Bell, which grants catlike abilities like climbing and scratching. Team up with up to three other players locally* or online** to reach the goal and see who can get the high score.

In the new Bowser’s Fury adventure, Bowser has become gargantuan and lost all control. Explore Lake Lapcat and its islands as Mario in free-roaming open gameplay, complete objectives to collect Cat Shines and team up with Bowser Jr. to bring his big, bad dad back to normal. Mario must go fur-ther beyond with a fearsome, feline power-up of his own to take him on!

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 99 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. Compete with other players to emerge as the last Mario standing. Keep an eye out for regularly held Special Battles in which you can challenge other players in a set order of courses and special conditions.

Tetris 99 - 19th MAXIMUS CUP (Kirby Fighters 2 Edition) Gameplay Trailer


The Tetris 99 19th MAXIMUS CUP event runs from 11 p.m. PT on January 7 to 10:59 p.m. PT on January 11. 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 accumulated a total of 100 event points, a new theme will unlock, featuring art, music and Tetrimino designs inspired by Kirby Fighters 2!

TETRIS 99 x Kirby Fighters 2 "Puzzling puffball pandemonium" trailer

Fighters at the ready

As we mentioned yesterday, the Tetris 99 "Kirby Fighters 2" Maximus Cup is launching on Jan. 7th, 2021. Want to get a look at the special theme the Cup will offer? Check out the trailer above to see it in action.

Tetris 99 "Kirby Fighters 2" Maximus Cup Announced

Kirby lines up!

The 19th Maximus Cup for Tetris 99 has been revealed, and this time around we get a collab with Kirby Fighters 2. The event kicks off Jan. 7th, and runs to Jan. 11th, 2021. As usual, amassing 100 points in the game will unlock a special Kirby Fighters 2 theme for your board.

TETRIS 99 x Super Mario All-Stars gameplay, plus all songs

Clear the way for Mario!


The next Tetris 99 Maximus Cup is here, and it gives the game a Mario makeover! Check out the Super Mario All-Stars theme in action above, and give a listen to the tunes you'll come across while playing.

Super Mario All-Stars delivers a blast from the past to Tetris 99

Some Mario Tetris action

Time for the 18th MAXIMUS CUP in Tetris 99, and this time Mario is coming in for some fun! The event kicks off Dec. 3rd, 2020, and you can get full details on the action below.

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 https://www.nintendo.com/switch/online-service/.

Here we go! It’s-a Mario time!

Take the crown when Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield return to Tetris 99

Pokemon puzzling!

The worlds of Pokemon and Tetris are colliding once more. With the Crown Tundra DLC on the way to Pokemon Sword and Shield, Tetris 99 players will have another chance to grab a special theme for the game. Check out full details below.

While you’re gearing up to make camp in The Crown Tundra with the Pokémon™ Sword Expansion Pass* for the Pokémon Sword game and the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass* for the Pokémon Shield game, you can prep for your explorations with a Tetris® 99 event! Next weekend’s 17th MAXIMUS CUP event will give players the chance to earn an in-game theme that brings back the Pokémon spirit to the Tetris 99 game on the Nintendo Switch™ family of systems.

The Tetris 99 17th MAXIMUS CUP event runs from 12 a.m. PT on Oct. 16 to 11:59 p.m. PT on Oct. 19. To participate, Nintendo Switch Online members** need to play the Tetris 99 online mode during the event period. You’ll be able to earn event points based on your ranking in each match.

For this MAXIMUS CUP, the required points to unlock your Pokémon prize have been lowered from 100 to 50 event points, giving everyone a chance to obtain this theme who may have missed it the first time around. Once you secure those 50 points, your theme will unlock***, which features background art, music and Tetrimino designs inspired by Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.

The wide world of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield broadens further on Oct. 22 when The Crown Tundra Expansion Pass content arrives, so be sure to max out your Tetris 99 experience with plenty of Pokémon themed action before the big day hits.

A Nintendo Switch Online membership also offers access to the new, competitive online battle game Super Mario Bros.™ 35, playable through March 31, 2021. Compete with other players to remain the last Mario standing. Special Battles will be regularly held and put you against other players in a set order of courses and special conditions. Now’s your chance to prove your platforming prowess!

For more competitive fun, Overwatch® is offering a free Game Trial exclusive to Nintendo Switch Online members beginning tomorrow, Oct. 13. Bend time and defy physics with a diverse cast of soldiers, scientists and adventurers.

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 90+ 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 a free seven-day trial, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/online-service/.

Reminder: Play Tetris 99's 16th MAXIMUS CUP and catch up on in-game themes you may have missed

A chance to play catch-up

The next Tetris® 99 16th MAXIMUS CUP online event is giving you the opportunity earn in-game themes that you may have missed from the Animal Crossing™: New Horizons game, the Luigi’s Mansion™ 3 game, and the Ring Fit Adventure™ game!

During the event, collect 50 event points by playing matches in Tetris 99 mode to unlock* each in-game themes inspired by these three games!

The event will take place from 8/14 (Fri.) 12 a.m. PT to 8/22 (Sat.) 11:59 p.m. PT. Each in-game theme will be available during the following times:

Animal Crossing: New Horizons: 8/14 (Fri.) 12 a.m. PT to 8/16 (Sun.) 11:59 p.m. PT
Luigi’s Mansion 3: 8/17 (Mon.) 12 a.m. PT to 8/19 (Wed.) 11:59 p.m. PT
Ring Fit Adventure: 8/20 (Thur.) 12 a.m. PT to 8/22 (Sat.) 11:59 p.m. PT

You can learn more details at tetris99.nintendo.com.

Tetris 99 'Paper Mario: The Origami King' Maximus Cup announced for July 31st, 2020

The 15th maximus cup is a huge one!

This week, the Tetris® 99 game on the Nintendo Switch™ system collides with the comedy-filled Paper Mario ™: The Origami King game for the Tetris 99 15th MAXIMUS CUP event. Don't fold when the Tetriminos fall down your screen! While Paper Mario jokes never fall flat, you'll always want to remain the last player standing in Tetris 99.

The Tetris 99 15th MAXIMUS CUP event runs from 12 a.m. PT on July 31 to 11:59 p.m. PT on Aug. 3. 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 100 event points, a new theme will unlock, featuring art, music and Tetrimino designs inspired by Paper Mario: The Origami King!

When battling foes in Paper Mario: The Origami King, it takes puzzle-solving prowess to line up enemies correctly and claim victory in front of an audience of cheering Toads. In Tetris 99 you'll need to spin Tetriminos into the correct configurations to knock out all your competitors. In both games you'll need to think quickly to impress the crowd

Tetris 99 Grand Prix 14 trailer (Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition)

Are you really feeling like some Tetris?

Prepare yourself for the Tetris 99 14th MAXIMUS CUP event, which summons all the Titans of Tetris to the field of battle. If you're tough enough to fight back a relentless wave of Mechon invaders in Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, then you've got what it takes to execute a long chain of counter attacks and topple your Tetris 99 competitors. Remember, the future is always yours for the taking!

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