Update [Sat 30th Oct, 2021 13:30 BST]: This event is currently underway. If you're looking for more Metroid Dread action, Nintendo also released a demo of the game earlier this week.
Original story [Tue 26th Oct, 2021 02:30 BST]: To celebrate the return of Samus in Metroid Dread on the Nintendo Switch, Tetris 99 will be hosting a special themed event this weekend featuring the intergalactic space bounty hunter.
It'll start on 29th October and will run all the way through until 1st November. Players who earn 100 event points during this time will unlock a new theme which includes background art, music, and Tetrimino designs inspired by Samus' latest adventure.
If you haven't played Metroid Dread yet, what are you waiting for? In our Nintendo Life review, we gave the game an outstanding 10 out of 10 stars and said it was quite possibly the best Metroid game we've ever played.
Will you be participating in this upcoming Tetris 99 event? Leave a comment down below.
Gooddamit! I'm going on a trip this weekend. Thankfully I can bring my Switch with me but I don't know if I'll have a chance to play and get the theme. And this is one I do want.
EDIT: Damn cellphone keyboard.
Just started Metroid Dread! I'm at the part where I'm gonna kill the 2nd EMMI!
Where does this fit in the lore
Yeeeeah... if you could just go on and allow us to redeem our tickets for some more themes from months gone by, that would be great.
Loved Tetris 99, but really hard to return to it after the greatness that is Tetris Effect.
Aw yeah this is the one I've been waiting for!
@kingbk I'm not entirely certain why, but I prefer the feel of the controls on Tetris 99. Something about Tetris Effect just doesn't feel as precise.
I missed the last event. Do you think that the themes from previous events will be available again someday?
@PBandSmelly At some point after the Pinball, I think, but a bit before Samus plays the cello in NES Tetris.
Finally, it has arrived.
@PBandSmelly Samus was playing the game as the ship was landing.
Nice, this must be what happened during her trip to Kirby Dreamland 3
@kingbk To me Tetris 99 beats Tetris Effect hands down.
@PBandSmelly Yeah, it's why she needed the nap in Super Mario RPG.
I suppose she used her sleeping suit so the Miis could use the real power suit in MK8?
I'm all into Tetris Effect right now, and I'm planning also to give a go to 99.
Since I'm late to the party, do you guys know if there is any way to unlock some of the previous released themes ?
@Bobobiwan Previous themes can be purchased with 30 in-game tickets, if I'm not mistaken.
I too have been addicted to Tetris Effect lately; I'll still do this event though, before heading back for more weekend Ritual/Full Moon event in Effect.
Earning themes keeps me playing and enjoying Tetris 99. Such a brilliant game and concept.
@PBandSmelly I believe she was Zero-Suit shopping at the time for those high heels she needed for Smash.
@Shadeon_Koopa Oh, all right, then ! Thanks for the heads-up, friend !
Gave up doing these events
Love Tetris but can't be bothered to play just for a theme
@kingbk They both serve different purposes but I think I prefer Tetris 99 overall. I find some of themes in Tetris Effect to be a bit sinister like the Ritual Passion one. Do prefer the Tetris 99 themes even though they're graphically less spectacular.
I said 2 weeks ago that Metroid theme would arrive quickly. Nintendo is so predictable sometimes.
I have 100% of all Tetris 99 themes so far, so i sadly have bore me through 100 points to get this one too.
Tetris 99 is great, but i'm so damn bored of it.
The only way to get 100 points in one run is to became #1 player.
Love these events. Keeps me coming back, and easily my most played game on Switch. Could play for hours and never get bored.
@Silly_G But... you can. At least for the first ten.
Gameboy, Splatoon 2, Fire Emblem, Kirby Clash, Luigi's Mansion, Pokemon SwSh, Ring Fit, ACNH, Xenoblade, and Paper Mario should all be available to you. Mario All-Stars, Kirby Fighters, SM3DW/BF, Miitopia, and Mario Golf aren't available to buy yet if you missed them.
@Bret : Yes, I am well aware of that, but that was 6 months ago.
Bring on the dread drops!
Yay! Finally a Metroid theme with Metroid music for Tetris 99. Lovin that Xenoblade one, would be dope for Xenoblade 2 (it'll never happen T^T).
Definitely getting this theme
There are only two time limited events in Switch games I hate to miss. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Tetris 99. So obviously I'll drop in this weekend to unlock the theme.
Just unlocked the theme a few minutes ago. I hope they do another missed opportunity event for past themes again cause I would love to try and unlock the Splatoon & Fire Emblem ones.
@HammerGalladeBro Just play when you're in bed dude? If there's no WiFi, just use phone as a hotspot! You'll get that theme! 😉👌
I got mine woo hoo 🙌
Still a bit salty i couldn't get the MHR, but will sure get this one
This is one of the better themes. Brightly colored blocks on a black background that makes it easy to spot the gaps in your stack. Music is good too, though I prefer something peppy with Tetris.
@Shadeon_Koopa @Bobobiwan Some of the previous themes can be purchased with tickets (like the first six), but not the later themes. I am missing #12 and can’t get it with tickets.
@majinx07 I forgot that they had limited time events for a couple of the past themes (I had those themes already).
@majinx07 Fire Emblem is on there, I got it a few weeks ago
@fox_mattcloud Thanks for the recommendation, but it turns out I was able to play 2 matches before I went on my trip. Thankfully I got 2nd place in both, so I unlocked the theme rather fast.
Thanks for the tip, though. I'll keep it for the next time there's an event and I have to go out of the city.
Just finished 1st play through. Just under 9 hours, no guides and only about an hour of retrying to nail final boss so I’ve beat him 4 times now. Great game, everything a Metroid fan could want from a new game. I feel like there is a hint towards zero mission coming to switch, why would they picture it at end? either way, going to replay on hard mode and then I think I’m going to replay other m since dread kind of reminds me of it in the action department.
With the last theme release I went online and promptly won the first game scoring 100 points and unlocking the (was it Warioware last time?) theme. Pretty cool. It usually takes me like 30 minutes to unlock the new theme.
Tetris 99 is more fun than Mehtroid.
Quick question for Tetris99 fans. If I buy the Big Block DLC will I have more opportunities to earn the daily tickets (from 2 to 4) so I can earn previously released themes faster? Thanks
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