Tetris 99 is kicking off a new live event that features rewards inspired by another of the Nintendo Switch's exclusive games, Kirby Fighters 2.
Tetris 99 is a Switch-exclusive puzzle royale that pits players against 98 others in a last-player-standing round of the world-famous falling blocks game. The Maximus Cup is a recurring live event that helps create healthy competition for the community, and through this weekend's 19th Maximus Cup, players have a chance to earn some exclusive rewards in Kirby Fighters 2.
The Tetris 99 event is now live and runs through 10:59 pm PT on Monday, January 11. To participate, players just need to try out the online mode during the live event weekend. Tetris 99 is a complimentary game for all Nintendo Switch Online subscribers, so if you have a subscription, you're ready to play. 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 Kirby Fighters 2.
Tetris 99 launched almost a year ago as a complimentary game included with an Nintendo Switch Online subscription. Similar to Astro's Playroom as the lauded pack-in on PS5, Tetris 99 has earned high praise from critics. Today it has an 83 average on OpenCritic with 92% of the game's 28 reviewers recommending it for play.
Kirby Fighters 2 hasn't seen the same success, however. Its OpenCritic score is a "Weak" 65 with only 36% of the game's 37 critics recommending it for play since it launched last fall. Regardless of individual games' successes or failures, the Switch continues to outsell all competitors month over month, having recently eclipsed two consecutive years of unbroken sales dominance as the best-selling console available.