Tetris 99 is already a great game, but one of the more interesting facets of it are the limited-time Maximus Cup events that occur every now and then. These events give players a chance to win a special Nintendo-themed theme for use in-game, complete with music, a background, and skins for the tetrominoes. A new event is just days away, as the 13th Maximus Cup featuring Animal Crossing: New Horizons is taking place this weekend.
If you’re unfamiliar with Maximus Cup events, they’re no different than playing Tetris 99 regularly, except that you get points depending on how well you rank each game. Earning 100 points during the event period earns you the coveted special theme. If you’re good enough to win (or just lucky), you can knock this requirement out in one game, but chances are you’ll have to work your way to the point threshold. Once you make it, the theme is yours to use forever!
Nintendo has put out a video previewing the New Horizons theme, and it’s absolutely adorable. My favorite part though is the music. Never did I think smooth jazz would mix well with Tetris, but it seems like it might be pretty relaxing during an otherwise tense battle.
The Animal Crossing: New Horizons Maximus Cup only runs from May 15th at 12:00 am PT through May 18th at 11:59 pm PT, so if you want this theme, make sure you’re there!