What you need to know
- Tetris 99 is a battle royale-style game where players must compete against 98 other people in Tetris.
- A new Maximus Cup tournament is being held, this time with a The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword theme.
- The Maximus Cup will run from August 3 to August 6, 2021.
The #Tetris99 23rd MAXIMUS CUP event will run from 12am PT, August 6 – 11:59pm PT, on August 9! Once you've accumulated a total of 100 event points, a new theme will unlock, featuring art, music, and Tetrimino designs inspired by The Legend of #Zelda: #SkywardSwordHD game! pic.twitter.com/q6yRtncjPeThe #Tetris99 23rd MAXIMUS CUP event will run from 12am PT, August 6 – 11:59pm PT, on August 9! Once you've accumulated a total of 100 event points, a new theme will unlock, featuring art, music, and Tetrimino designs inspired by The Legend of #Zelda: #SkywardSwordHD game! pic.twitter.com/q6yRtncjPe— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) August 3, 2021August 3, 2021
Tetris 99 is a free online multiplayer game exclusive to subscribers of Nintendo Switch Online. In a gameplay loop reminiscent of the popular battle royale genre, players go up against 98 other players in a fight to be number one. It's definitely one of the best online multiplayer experiences on the Nintendo Switch with its addictive gameplay.
In the Maximus Cup tournaments, players collect points every time they finish a game, even if they don't win. Of course, the higher your rank, the more points you earn. After earning 100 points in the Maximus Cup, players can earn a unique theme, which comes with its own background and music that changes the closer you get to the end of the game. After winning a theme, players can use it whenever they want.
The Maximus Cup runs from August 3 to August 6, 2021.
How close have you ever come to being number one in Tetris 99? Let us know in the comments!
The origin of the Master Sword
In the canonically first adventure in The Legend of Zelda franchise, travel to Skyloft where the inhabitants ride Loftwing birds between various in the sky, and dive down to explore the surface below. Obtain the Master Sword, save your childhood friend Princess Zelda, and enjoy the beautiful scenes and art-style along the way.
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Nadine is a freelance writer for iMore with a specialty in all things Nintendo, often working on news, guides, reviews, and editorials. She's been a huge Nintendo fan ever since she got to pet her very own Nintendog, and enjoys looking at Nintendo's place in the video game industry. Writing is her passion, but she mostly does it so that she can pay off her ever-growing debt to Tom Nook. Her favorite genres are simulation games, rhythm games, visual novels, and platformers. You can find her at @stopthenadness on Twitter, where she'll more than likely be reposting cute Animal Crossing content.