Tetris 99 is having its 20th Maximus Cup and this time it’s being themed after a recently released Mario title! Players can look forward to a Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury themed tournament complete with appropriately-themed rewards. The event only lasts the weekend, so you will need to get in quick.
The Tetris 99 20th Maximus Cup event begins on March 4, 2021, at 11:00 p.m. PT / 2:00 a.m. ET and is set to end on March 8, 2021, at 10:59 p.m. PT / 1:59 a.m. ET. This gives players a nice long weekend to get in and fight against other players in the ultimate Tetris tournament.
Your efforts aren’t just for bragging rights, players that compete can earn an in-game theme based on the recently released Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury. This is a similar setup to the previous Paper Mario: The Origami King and Super Mario All-Stars Maximus Cup events that saw players competing in themed tournaments.
The #Tetris99 20th MAXIMUS CUP event runs from 11pm PT, 3/4 - 10:59pm PT, 3/8! Once you’ve accumulated a total of 100 event points, a new theme will unlock, featuring art, music and Tetrimino designs inspired by the #SuperMario3DWorld + #BowsersFury! @Tetris_Official pic.twitter.com/QknqMuZbDX— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) March 2, 2021
By earning 100 event points, players can unlock a new theme that feature art, music, and Tetrimino design inspired by Bowser’s Fury. To earn these points, simply survive longer and place as high as possible. This is no doubt easier said than done, as players have become scary-good at Tetris.
Shacknews’ own Ozzie Mejia reviewed Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury. While there were some issues with end-game pacing and load times, Ozzie had a whole lot of good to say about this latest entry in the long-running Mario franchise:
Super Mario 3D World holds up every bit as well in 2021 as it did in 2013, if not better. It's one of the best Mario games ever produced, made even better if you have friends or family to join in on the fun. Bowser's Fury isn't a long experience, but it's a lot of fun in its own way. What both games have in common is that they build on ideas from previous Mario games in such a way that you always want to see what's next.
Greatness in simplicity has been the best way to describe Nintendo for decades and there are few better examples than Super Mario 3D World. Bowser's Fury is the angry icing on the cake.
If you want to get in on the Tetris 99 20th Maximus Cup, you will need to have a Nintendo Switch Online membership. Thankfully, membership for Nintendo’s service is a tiny $19.99 USD a year – which gains you access to a wealth of content including old school NES and SNES games. Let us know in the Chatty thread below how you go getting your Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury themed rewards in Tetris 99 this weekend!