Update (Sat 16th May, 2020 05:05 BST): This event is now live. Keep in mind you only have until Monday to unlock the special Animal Crossing: New Horizons theme, so get it while you can!
Original Story (Tue 12th May, 2020 02:30 BST): Just weeks after Tetris 99 teamed up with Ring Fit Adventure, it's now been revealed an Animal Crossing: New Horizons Maximus Cup will be taking place in Nintendo's battle royale tile-matching puzzle game later this week.
The event will start on 15th May and will run until 18th May. You'll earn points based on your placement in each match and once you've secured 100 of them, you'll unlock a new theme inspired by Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
The Tetriminos that drop onto your screen in Tetris 99 might be a little more daunting than the presents that drop in Animal Crossing: New Horizons when you pop a passing balloon, but in both games it's up to you to make the best of your surprise arrivals. Hopefully you can arrange those Tetriminos with the same skillful touch you use to arrange furniture in your dream island home!
If you don't have access to the Switch online service and have already used your free trial, an additional seven-day free trial will be made available later this week. Is this the Tetris 99 event you've been waiting for? Tell us below.
Great! After a break, we get two new themes in the span of a month!
Awesome, after the RFA one this seemed like a no brainer. Can't wait to earn it!
Im glad they're still doing these, I love these. I hope they do one for Xenoblade
They should do one with Puyo Puyo Tetris characters.
i have not play Tetris 99 yet. unfortunately, i haven't played Tetris in years. the last time i played the game was about 10 years ago during my college years, when i made my own version of it using java-script. it was one of my favorite PC games of all time. great to play when waiting for one of classes to start.
even though that i am not that interested in Tetris 99 at this point, is it still possible to get the animal crossing theme? at least the new animal crossing theme gives me a reason to play Tetris 99 at a later date.
Awesome. I hope that later they do one with The Wonderful 101.
I hope the Gameboy theme is coming back sometime.
Anyway. Gonna get this AC theme too.
Just as my 1 Year NSO Sub. expires.
Called it on there being an Animal Crossing event.
Wonderful! I was convinced Nintendo for this game existed!
@HeyItsFlapjack Wait, two?! What's the other one and what did I miss???
@Ventilator I think that after the latest update you can buy previous themes with tickets.
@Ventilator If I'm not mistaken, all the limited time themes including Game Boy Tetris are available to unlock in the base game now, but it costs twice as many in game tickets (30) to unlock than normal themes (15).
Nice! Hopefully this is a good one!
Excellent! I'm not a Animal Crossing player but I can't get enough of Tetris 99! Such a surprise gem of a game. Keep bringing the love!
Not to over saturate the scene but I'd really love for them to do something similar with Tetris Attack (SNES). My brothers and I used to battle in that game for hours and hours in it's heyday. A battle royal version would be a real dream come true for me...or at minimal release it for the SNES app...
Erm, I wouldn’t call Tetris a ‘tile-matching’ puzzle game...
@stevenw45 If you have Nintendo Switch Online, Tetris 99 is free. The theme is for a background for the T99 play field. You need to get 100 points in the tournament to unlock the theme, which isn’t too difficult.
@ChameleonBros You are right. It can be unlocked for 30, but it's such a long grind to get 30 tickets.
You need to play x amount of time every day for 15 days to unlock it as challenges give you max 2 tickets a day...If you can even complete them.
Atleast it's easy to get a theme during an event. Even if you play bad, you should still get the 100 points within 30-60 minutes.
Tetris music is both chill and frantic. I wonder what they will do for AC? When your bricks get near the top, they should play the wasps chasing you music.
@Cosats Yes, you are right. The problem is the long grinding just to get one theme.
Had a feeling this was coming but didn’t expect it so soon after the Ring Fit theme— I love these unlocking these. Can’t wait to see what they do for AC.
Only missed the Luigi’s Mansion so far, which is one of the only ones that you can’t buy with tix.
Thank you for the news~!!
Cool, I have all the themes so far, and I’ll have this one too! Love Tetris 99.
@Ventilator yeah, i really wish they would offer up more than 4 tickets a day. Some im not even skilled enough to get as im only a casual player.
@Kidfunkadelic83 I'm not that skilled either, but i managed to get to 2nd place one time online.
There is actually 4 tickets a day if you own full version. I do own the retail version and 2 of todays challenges exclusive to that is actually easy. I will start to today to get some more tickets.
well this is a cute collab, I'm sure animal crossing will get more and more mainstream even beyond how viral it has been
Remember when they added Puzzle League (aka Tetris Attack aka Panel de Pon) to New Leaf? I'd like to see that again.
I won't forget to do this Tetris 99 event this time anyway, I put off doing the Ring Fit one.
@Ventilator yeah just got my 4 tickets for today. The 3 KO's was the hardest for me. I will never be good at it tho as i just cant get my head around the T spins etc and setting up the board etc.
@Kidfunkadelic83 It feels like my progression in Tetris has been slow but steady since I got into this game. I remember when beating 150 line mode felt like an impossible task now it is something I can do regularly. That said online modes are a different beast in their own and I still get my ass kicked with me having never won an online match, but I can just about get in the top 10 if I get lucky. Luck feels like an important factor for me when it comes to online mode because I don't have that instinctive quickness that the top players have, so when they all focus on me I just can't keep up.
It's a great game, but these have been the only times I play it, padre.😅
Sadly besides downloading MM2 levels this is what I use my NSO for. I guess I don't really need native voice chat. I'm too busy to talk during Tetris and I'm not going to talk while making Mario levels. NSO has started to make complete sense to me during this pandemic where I've spent countless hours happy my system has no games like COD where I may have social interaction with people.
@Ventilator you can still choose it
The Splatoon and classic Gameboy Tetris themes are so good I don't even look at new themes anymore. The music in the Splatoon one alone makes me want to play it again and again. But it's nice to know they keep adding content to an already fantastic game.
@oHOWEo Yes. I can get 4 tickets daily on challenges, and all 4 today were easy.
Note: Looks like daily challenges is not the same for everyone.
This means the daily challenges is not the same for everyone.
I got these 4 easy challenges today.
Online: Get triple lines, 5 times.
Online: Get double lines, 10 times.
Play 2 Marathon games
Get rid of 100 lines in CPU Battle.
Perhaps you get some of these tomorrow then.
As for the KO, i will probably skip those and the T-Spins which i forgot how worked.
Not gonna spend up to hours just to get some hard tickets when there is 4 new challenges daily.
@Ventilator they may be different but i think they change at midday.
@Kidfunkadelic83 Ahh. Ignoring the themes i already have, i'm gonna get these in the same order.Gameboy, Splatoon, Super Mario Bros, Zelda, and as the last Fire Emblem. 120 tickets needed in total.
Already have Donkey Kong and some event themes.
It's possible to get 28 tickets weekly, so i won't get all until late June at the earliest as i will skip the time consuming ones like KO for example unless i get them by luck. I currently have 6.
@Ventilator ive only had the game for a few weeks and now have 34 tickets. Some have been impossible for me to get at my skill level but im just going to keep saving until i have enough to get a few themes. Does the music change with the theme also or just the background picture. I quite like the colourful kirby one.(think its the last one)
@Kidfunkadelic83 There is new music, sound effects, new look/gfx on bricks and interface on all themes which is great. Thats why it's worth it to grind tickets to get them as it's nice to swap theme now and then.
Splatoon theme have Splatoon music for example.
You can find videos of all T99 themes on YouTube if you wanna see how the themes is.
You can take a look at Gameboy theme with Gamboy sound and gfx here.
You can find all others there too.
I bought Switch about exact 1 year ago, but didn't know about the Tetris 99 Events at the start. I think the Gameboy event were 1 week before i got Switch.
@Ventilator so if you do the event do you get the theme for free then?
Yes. 100% free, and it's easy to get these event themes.
You need to get 100 points in total (Not tickets) by playing online.
The higher you rank in a game, the more points you get.
3-5 online matches is enough for me to get 100 points at least, and then i unlock the theme.
If you place 1st in a online match, you get 100 points right away. One match, theme unlocked.
There is no challenge at all. You just play online matches until you get 100 points. That's it.
"I did it all for the Nookie" _ Thomas Jefferson
Got it in half a dozen matches last night, very cute. Love the Grand Prix events!
Played a few matches yesterday, got to about 50 points. Will probably unlock the theme today, but don't like it at all. Gameboy one rocks, so do Fire Emblem and Ring Fit.
Going to start it again after a long break
Unlocked it yesterday. Been waiting ages for this one. It's easily the best one and with the chilled out music that accompanies it, it definitely makes the game feel less frantic, especially when you reach the final 10 towards the end of the game
I do appreciate the reminder!
This is by far my favorite theme. The chillness of the AC NH BGMs is highly suitable for the game.
For non AC NH players, search for “Animal Crossing New Horizons 10 am Sunny” on youtube
It's definitely one of my favourite themes so far
It's chilled, but I'm finding the U.I a bit hard to read.
I love this theme. I find myself actually doing better and placing higher because the music is more relaxed,
This is the worst event theme so far. The music isn't exciting enough and it's harder to see who's attacking you/who you're attacking.
I made it to number 2 yesterday. NUMBER 2!!! And I was beaten by a player named “No.”
Played this theme today and while I like it visually, the relaxed music doesn't go well with the frantic action. Still glad to have the theme though, there's been some really good ones for Tetris 99.
@Doofenshmirtz They just have to do a theme for Xenoblade, that would be really cool.
@nab1 Gotta love that Splatoon music 😀
I've been playing this theme and This lo beat music oddly fits with the high stress Tetris theme.
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