Switch's Next Tetris 99 Event Now Live, Lets You Win Rewards For Another Game

Win a Kirby Tetris 99 theme along with 99 Gem Apples for Super Kirby Clash.


The Mario Kart 8 North American Open isn't the only competition Nintendo is hosting this weekend. The company has also announced the details of Tetris 99's next Maximus Cup event. This month's contest kicks off today, September 20, at 12 AM PT / 3 AM ET, and it gives players a chance to win a couple of Kirby-themed rewards.

The seventh Maximus Cup runs until 11:59 PM PT on September 23. Like previous events, this one is point based; you'll earn points depending on how well you place in each match, and if you can amass at least 100 points by the end of the competition, you'll earn a special in-game theme based on Switch's new free-to-play game, Super Kirby Clash.

That's not all; this time, there's a second prize up for grabs. In addition to the Kirby theme, players who reach 100 points during the Maximus Cup will also take home 99 Gem Apples for Super Kirby Clash. Gem Apples are the title's in-game currency, and they're used to craft new gear, purchase items, and unlock levels. You can read more details about the contest on the Tetris 99 website.

Tetris 99 is free to download and play for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. If you have a paid subscription, you can also pick up a free bundle of Gem Apples for Super Kirby Clash right now from the Switch Eshop (as well as a free Spirit Board Challenge Pack for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate). You can learn more about the service in our guide to Nintendo Switch Online.

Meanwhile, the aforementioned Mario Kart 8 North American Open takes place on Sunday, September 22. The top eight players in that tournament will win 2,500 My Nintendo Gold points, which equates to $25 in credit for the Switch Eshop. The full contest rules can be found on Nintendo's website.

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