Tetris 99's Super Mario All-Stars Event Now Live
Earn enough points in the Switch puzzler's 18th Maximus Cup event and you'll unlock a theme based on the original Super Mario All-Stars.
Nintendo's Super Mario 35th anniversary celebration continues this weekend with a new event in Tetris 99. The online puzzler's 18th Maximus Cup is now underway, and this time around, players will have a chance to unlock a theme based on the classic SNES collection Super Mario All-Stars.
Like previous Maximus Cups, this week's event is a point-based competition. Players will earn a different amount of points depending on how well they place in a round. If you can amass at least 100 points before the Maximus Cup ends, you'll unlock the Super Mario All-Stars theme for the game. You can get a glimpse at that theme in action below.
Celebrate #SuperMario35 with the 18th #Tetris99 MAXIMUS CUP! This time, it’s a Super Mario All-Stars Edition event. Check out a sneak peek of the theme as you get ready to battle it out Thursday, 12/3 at 11pm PT! @Tetris_Official pic.twitter.com/Kp1FHJLJnP— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 1, 2020
The Maximus Cup runs until 10:59 PM PT on December 7 (1:59 AM ET on December 8). As usual, you'll need to have a Nintendo Switch Online subscription to participate in the event. An individual membership costs $4 for one month, $8 for three months, and $20 for one year, while an annual Family Plan costs $35 and covers up to eight Nintendo Accounts.
If this week's Maximus Cup puts you in the mood to play some classic Mario games, the original Super Mario All-Stars was added to Switch Online's SNES library earlier this year. Nintendo also released a 3D collection called Super Mario 3D All-Stars. That, however, will only be on sale until March 31, 2021.
Nintendo still has a few other crossovers planned as part of its Super Mario 35th anniversary festivities. In January, Splatoon 2 is holding a Mario-themed Splatfest, while Animal Crossing: New Horizons is getting a line of Super Mario furniture in March.
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