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Tetris 99 (Nintendo Switch)
« on: March 07, 2019, 11:14:56 PM »
The online service has been pretty poor value for money; until recently. Tetris 99 is my new time sink. Worth the money just for that. I'm tempted to create a thread for it, but have little else to say other it's Tetris and awesome.

Got to agree with this - Tetris 99 is now my most played Switch game. I'm not amazing at it but it's a great game to just twiddle away at while listening to a podcast/radio/your partner telling you to tidy the house.

I see <a href="https://www.gamespot.com/articles/nintendo-switchs-first-tetris-99-tournament-announ/1100-6465378/"> this weekend they have a competition called the Maximus Cup offering a cool $10 to the winners</a>. I won't get anywhere near the prize money but i'm sure I'll end up playing it an embarrassing number of hours anyway to reach the top million.

Anyway, here's a separate thread to post about records, luck, new updates and tactics. I still don't think I have a great handle on the directed attacks system and not sure how beneficial t-spinning is but keen to learn.


Re: Tetris 99 (Nintendo Switch)
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2019, 11:52:14 PM »
I was doing alright at this, getting into the top tens fairly regularly, handful of wins. Not sure whether 1.1 has fucked me, people are getting better, or I'm getting shitter, but it seems to have got harder recently.

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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2019, 12:18:28 AM »
Yeah, week one, I was always in top 50, often top 30, which was fine, considering I have no idea how to play Tetris outside of the very basics of creating lines... Now I can't even get top 50 anymore. I should probably watch/read a guide of how to play it properly.

Re: Tetris 99 (Nintendo Switch)
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2019, 08:19:18 PM »
I had a quick look on YouTube at some expert playing and as far as I can tell the trick is merely "be very fast and clear lots of lines".

The Event is live now and the report linked above is inaccurate – it's not the top 999 players, it's a draw which you enter by winning a match, and 999 players in the draw will get a prize. It doesn't matter how much you win, you just need to win once and you're in the running for a prize, which I like. Makes it feel more of a victory to win just one.

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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2019, 09:28:13 PM »
The Nintendo website says you have to get as many wins as you can: https://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew/detail/play-in-the-tetris-99-maximus-cup-online-event

I'd prefer you to be right though as I've got one win and there are other things I could be doing with my day.

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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2019, 09:44:59 PM »
Gah, like I need an excuse to play it anymore. Just had a second place there. I'm usually top ten, and have had a few firsts so reckon I'll be in with a shout.

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Re: Tetris 99 (Nintendo Switch)
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2019, 10:00:05 PM »
The Nintendo website says you have to get as many wins as you can: https://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew/detail/play-in-the-tetris-99-maximus-cup-online-event

I'd prefer you to be right though as I've got one win and there are other things I could be doing with my day.

Wonder if maybe you get another entry for every win, like getting your name put in a hat multiple times. So you'll have a higher chance, but anyone who's won even one will still get a chance too.

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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2019, 10:23:28 PM »
The rules might be different in other regions. The UK/EU ones are here: https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Campaigns/TETRIS-99-Grand-Prix-Event-Details-1524262.html

Quote from: Winners & prizes
Out of all participants that finish at least one match of Tetris® 99 in first position (“Tetris Maximus”) during the event, 999 can win a prize of 999 My Nintendo Gold Points each, delivered to their Nintendo Account. The number of Tetris Maximus wins achieved has no influence on the chance of winning a prize. If more than 999 participants achieve a Tetris Maximus win, winners will be determined by random draw. If less than 999 participants achieve a Tetris Maximus win within the period, the number of winners will be reduced accordingly.

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Re: Tetris 99 (Nintendo Switch)
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2019, 10:56:06 AM »


Well that's me in the prize draw.

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Re: Tetris 99 (Nintendo Switch)
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2019, 11:02:32 AM »
I do think there's some sort of scaling BTW. Battles are more intense than they were at the start, so I think there's a matching based on your performance/level. If not, it damn well feels like there is.

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Re: Tetris 99 (Nintendo Switch)
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2019, 09:55:40 PM »
I'm so shit at this.

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« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2019, 02:08:09 AM »
I do think there's some sort of scaling BTW. Battles are more intense than they were at the start, so I think there's a matching based on your performance/level. If not, it damn well feels like there is.

I think it's just that the prize incentive has brought the better players out of the woodwork. I've been playing on and off in the last week and this weekend it's suddenly alot harder to get top ten.

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Re: Tetris 99 (Nintendo Switch)
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2019, 02:19:02 AM »
I was talking more in general, like my experience over the last few weeks. But yeah, it's certainly stepped up these last few hours.

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Re: Tetris 99 (Nintendo Switch)
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2019, 08:22:11 AM »
Why was there never a Tetris 2019 back in the day?

Re: Tetris 99 (Nintendo Switch)
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2019, 09:21:12 PM »
I got one of the 999 point prizes! Anyone else?

I've found the difficulty has been very unpredictable recently. Sometimes I log in and I get top 5 finishes every time, racking up 10+ KOs with ease. Other times I can't get more than 2 KOs and stuggle to finish in the top 20.

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« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2019, 01:57:56 PM »
Yeah, I played it last night and struggled to stay in the top 50. Day before, top fives easily. How did it announce the prize? I was expecting a Splatfest style splash screen when I opened it, but it's like the event never existed.

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Re: Tetris 99 (Nintendo Switch)
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2019, 05:32:37 PM »
Does Tetris 99 have a Flake in it?

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« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2019, 08:14:27 PM »
How did it announce the prize? I was expecting a Splatfest style splash screen when I opened it, but it's like the event never existed.

I just got an email