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Tetris 99 "Big Block" DLC Available Now: Adds Vs CPU And Marathon Modes

by Donald Theriault - May 9, 2019, 6:13 pm EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

Some blocks are held for charity, and some for fancy dress...

Tetris 99 has added DLC that makes the game playable against something other than 90+ people.

The "Big Blocks" DLC is now available on the eShop for US$9.99/C$12.59, and adds two new modes: Marathon Mode for solo play, and a Vs CPU mode that involves challenging 98 AIs.

More modes (included with the purchase) are planned for the future, as well as new themes. An upcoming Tetris 99 Maximus Cup will see players who earn the equivalent of one win (100 points for a win, 50 for second, and so on) an ingame theme based on the Game Boy version. The 3rd cup will occur from May 17 - 19.


Mop it upMay 10, 2019

Out of curiosity, do you still need NSO to buy the offline stuff?

Too bad they don't change the Maximus Cup to work like it does in Europe, where they randomly select 999 winners out of everyone who placed 1st in a game during the tournament time period. The current format gives the advantage to no-lifers who can play the entire time.

nickmitchMay 10, 2019

That is a weird question because I thought you need NSO just to even download Tetris 99.

Ten bucks feels like a lot for an offline mode of a game I've been playing for free(-ish), but I've played it quite a bit, so it's certainly earned $10 from me.

Mop it upMay 10, 2019

From the wording on Nintendo's website, it sounds like you don't need NSO to download Tetris 99, just to play the online mode, and the DLC can be purchased without NSO. I can't confirm it since I have NSO, but for those curious you can probably get it without.

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