Tetris 99 is a cute novelty, giving Nintendo Switch owners with a subscription to Nintendo Switch Online the free, 100-player competitive Tetris experience nobody knew they needed. There are a lot of game modes and ranked lobbies to dive into that provide plenty of fun for block-stacking addicts, but for me, the thing that keeps me coming back is the unlockable theme events. Special weekend-long Maximus Cup events usually let you earn special in-game skins based on freshly released Nintendo games like Paper Mario: The Origami King. These themes are usually only available during the weekend of their event. The newly announced 16th Maximus Cup, though, is bringing back three recent crossover themes and giving you an easy opportunity to earn them if you missed out last time.
Rather than being a weekend-long Tetris 99 event, the latest Maximus Cup spans an entire week. Three different returning themes will be available during the week, with your shot for earning them lasting just a couple of days. The Animal Crossing: New Horizons theme will be available from August 14 to August 16, the Luigi’s Mansion 3 theme will be available from August 17 to August 19, and the Ring Fit Adventure theme will be available from August 20 to August 22. It may seem like a stretch to earn all these themes in such a short time, but the good news is that the points needed to unlock them has been decreased from 100 down to 50.
Tetris 99 is available now on the Nintendo Switch.