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CTWC pros offer tips for getting better at Tetris 99

CTWC professionals like Koryan and Greentea share some tips and strategies to help you become the last Tetris 99 player standing.


Nintendo Switch's Tetris 99 is a nail-biting spin on the classic franchise, essentially turning the tile-laying puzzler into an intense battle royale. There are many ways to approach the game in order to ensure that you're the last player standing, but maybe some tips from Classic Tetris World Championship professionals would be useful?

On the official Classic Tetris World Championship YouTube channel, a handful of CTWC pros drop rapid-fire suggestions on how best to play Tetris 99. Players such as Jonas Neubauer, Arda Ocal, James Chen, Chris Tang, Julian, Greentea, Adam Cornelius, and Koryan give some tips on building up your collection of badges, when to attack other players, and more. You can also take a look on the channel to see some of the best stacking from Tetris masters.

The original Tetris was released in 1984 and has made regular appearances across gaming generations, but Tetris Effect and Tetris 99 are the catalysts for a major resurgence for the franchise. Tetris 99 specifically catapults the puzzle experience into 99-player battles on the Nintendo Switch where you'll have to use skill, speed, and strategy to be the last player standing. You can target enemies with garbage blocks, defeat enemies to get KO badges that give advantages in attacks, and participate in curated online Tetris 99 tournaments like the Maximus Cup that started today and ends on March 10 at 11:59 PM PT.

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Take these tips to heart, but also bookmark the Shacknews guide for how to play Tetris 99 so you can get the basics down. We've got a couple of suggestions for strategy in there as well, so take it all in so you can develope your own approach to winning. Tetris 99 is free and available now on the Nintendo Switch. Tetris Effect is also available now on the PS4. Stay tuned to Shacknews for additional gaming and tech updates.

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