A blockbuster battle royale!
99 players…but only one will remain! TETRIS® 99 is the iconic puzzle game as you’ve never seen it before. Can you pick the right strategy to best 98 other players online – all at the same time?!
TETRIS® 99 is available as an exclusive offer for members of the Nintendo Switch Online paid membership service. After all, TETRIS® 99 is all about battling online for Tetrimino-dropping dominance against players around the world!
Make smart use of Tetris™ Line Clears, K.O. the other 98 players and become the sole survivor!
As various Tetriminos appear at the top of the screen, it’s up to you to guide them into place using the directional buttons and stop the Matrix from filling all the way to the top. Complete a row of blocks and the line will clear, earning you points. Clear four lines at once to achieve a ‘Tetris™ Line Clear’ – and if you pull off multiple Tetris™ Line Clears in a row, you’ll really rack up the points and put pressure on your foes!
Clear ‘em out
Whenever you clear two or more lines simultaneously, you’ll send Garbage Blocks at your opponents, filling up each player's Matrix with difficult-to-clear obstructions. With 98 other players in each battle, you’ll be attacked with Garbage Blocks from all directions. Don’t get discouraged – strike back with attacks of your own by clearing lines!
You’ll be alerted before any Garbage Blocks arrive, and can even see how many lines are coming your way, giving you the chance to prepare yourself! Look out for warnings about incoming attacks, and change your approach at any time, using the right stick to choose which types of players to target with your own Garbage Blocks.
You might choose to go on the offensive against the current top players, focus on those that are nearly finished, counterattack to defend against players that are targeting you…or just send Garbage Blocks at random players! With the right strategy, anybody can come out on top! If you’re feeling especially confident, you can even manually target other players using the left stick.
As you play, you’ll swipe Badges from any players you K.O. The more Badges you have, the higher your attack power – and the more lines you’ll send to opponents at once!
You can always see how you stack up against the competition, as your own Matrix is surrounded by miniature versions of your opponents’ live screens! Don’t look at them for too long, though – keep your focus, and don’t stop clearing lines until all your opponents drop!
Outside of battle, you can check stats to see your K.O. count, tally up your T-Spins, and more. Win as much as you can, raise your player rank and boost your right to boast about your puzzle-solving skills!
Special online timed events will be held in TETRIS® 99. If you come out on top of a match during one of these online events, you’ll be in with a chance of winning a prize.
Tetris ® & © 1985~2019 Tetris Holding. Tetris logos, Tetris theme song and Tetriminos are trademarks of Tetris Holding. The Tetris trade dress is owned by Tetris Holding. Licensed to The Tetris Company. Tetris Game Design by Alexey Pajitnov. Tetris Logo Design by Roger Dean. All Rights Reserved. Sub-licensed to Nintendo. Certain new content developed by Nintendo, and any characters, sounds and video games originally owned by Nintendo: © 2020 Nintendo. Nintendo Switch is a trademark of Nintendo.
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Please note: this software does not support the Nintendo Switch Online paid membership’s Save Data Cloud backup feature.
Multiplayer requires one compatible controller per player. Additional controllers (sold separately) may be required.