A Tetris 99 Super Mario event is on the way! While there have been Mario-related themes in the game before, some of which you can earn without participating in its Maximus Cups, this one is Super Mario All-Stars themed in honor of the series’ 35th anniversary. You can participate between December 4-7, 2020.
As is customary with these unique Tetris 99 themes, everyone gets to use the theme during the weekend event. If you earn 100 points, you unlock that theme for permanent use in-game. Nintendo even shared a video, so you can get an idea of what its remixed music and general UI look like.
Here’s the Tetris 99 Super Mario All-Stars theme in-game.
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
This is the first “new” theme in a while. For a while, we were seeing reruns in Tetris 99. For example, Nintendo brought back the Animal Crossing, Luigi’s Mansion 3, and Pokemon themes over the last few months.
Tetris 99 is available on the Nintendo Switch and is free for Nintendo Switch Online members. The Super Mario Tetris 99 event will run December 4-7, 2020.