Tetris 99 is a online multiplayer puzzle game released for the Nintendo Switch developed by Arika and published by Nintendo. The player competes with 99 players to see who lasts the longest in a game of Tetris. The game is exclusive to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers.
The game is a much like multiplayer Tetris in the previous entries of the series. The player tries to stack up tetriminos to create combos. These combos generate garbage blocks for an opposing player. When receiving garbage blocks, some can be prevented by performing their own combos. The game is played battle royale-style with the players being ranked at the end by where they placed. The other players' games can be seen beside the game space with a special mark if they were knocked out by the player. The player can only send their garbage blocks to one player and this is determined by using the right to select either Random, Badges (level), Killshots (those close to losing) or Counter (someone who is targeting the player). The better placement results in more experience to raise the player's badge level.
Tetris 99 has several themes, several of which based upon other Nintendo properties.
- Default theme
- Scary castle
- Treasure hunt
- Toy blocks
Themes purchased with tickets
- Game Boy (Special Theme 01)
- Splatoon 2 (Special Theme 02)
- Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Special Theme 03)
- Super Kirby Clash (Special Theme 04)
- Luigi's Mansion 3 (Special Theme 05)
- Pokémon Sword and Shield (Special Theme 06)
- Ring Fit Adventure (Special Theme 07)
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Special Theme 08)
- Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (Special Theme 09)
- Paper Mario: The Origami King (Special Theme 10)
- Super Mario All-Stars (Special Theme 11)
- Kirby Fighters 2 (Special Theme 12)
- Super Mario 3D World/Bowser's Fury (Special Theme 13)
According to Metacritic, Tetris 99 got a metascore of 83/100 based on 27 critic reviews.
- Metascore of Tetris 99Metacritic, Retrieved February 11, 202
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