Paper Mario Makes His Tetris Debut

Tetris 99’s 15th Maximus Cup is here, and this time it’s all about Paper Mario. As per usual, the Maximus Cup is open to all Tetris 99 players, and fans only have to play in order to obtain the new Paper Mario: The Origami King theme. See it in action after the jump!

Video from YouTube channel: Nintendo

Players can earn this Paper Mario: The Origami King theme simply by participating in online Tetris 99 matches. For each match one plays, “event points” are awarded. The higher you rank in your match, the more points you’ll earn. Once you’ve gained 100 points, the theme will unlock. This will enable fans to play with side-art, music, sound effects and tetriminos inspired by the newest entry in the Paper Mario series. Is it worth jumping into Tetris 99 if you’re not already enjoying it? …probably not. Even so, it’s nice to see that Nintendo is still giving fans reasons to play.

The 15th Maximus Cup begins on July 31st and runs through August 3rd. If this looks like something you want, then you should make sure to carve out some time for it once the weekend is upon us!

What do you think of Tetris 99? Is this something you want to play for? What about Paper Mario: The Origami King?

Lede image from Nintendo eShop page


  1. The themes (and I suppose Tetris 99!) are one of the few things I miss about the Switch’s online service. I was subscribed for a year but let it lapse after that. The Xenoblade one too, that was rather painful to miss. But I resisted!

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    1. Hatm0nster says:

      It’s only worth it if you use it, right? I only have it for Animal Crossing at the moment. What’ve you been playing lately?

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      1. That’s just it. I played a fair amount of Tetris 99 – for a while I was deadset on getting first place and when I finally did it I hardly played any longer! The NES/SNES games were fun too but I only played them as occasional diversions.

        Lately I’ve been greatly enjoying Crosscode and the Contra Collection, both on Switch. Between those two I’ve been more than satisfied, especially with Crosscode I have to say. It’s extremely ambitious and polished for an indie game, and I’d highly recommend it if you’re looking for a challenging take on Secret of Mana/the Legend of Zelda series!

        How about you, anything special of late or has Animal Crossing completely taken over?!

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        1. Hatm0nster says:

          Animal Crossing took over for about a month and a half after it came out, but these days I’m playing Destiny 2, Ghost of Tsushima and Paper Mario.

          Will have to look into Crosscode though!

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