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A blockbuster battle royale!
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A blockbuster battle royale!

99 players…but only one will remain! TETRIS® 99 is the iconic puzzle game as you've never seen it before. Can you pick the right strategy to best 98 other players online - all at the same time?!

TETRIS® 99 is available as an exclusive offer for members of the Nintendo Switch Online paid membership service. After all, TETRIS® 99 is all about battling online for Tetrimino-dropping dominance against players around the world!

Make smart use of Tetris™ Line Clears, K.O. the other 98 players and become the sole survivor!

The basics

As various Tetriminos appear at the top of the screen, it's up to you to guide them into place using the directional buttons and stop the Matrix from filling all the way to the top. Complete a row of blocks and the line will clear, earning you points. Clear four lines at once to achieve a 'Tetris™ Line Clear' - and if you pull off multiple Tetris™ Line Clears in a row, you'll really rack up the points and put pressure on your foes!


Clear 'em out

Whenever you clear two or more lines simultaneously, you'll send Garbage Blocks at your opponents, filling up each player's Matrix with difficult-to-clear obstructions. With 98 other players in each battle, you'll be attacked with Garbage Blocks from all directions. Don't get discouraged - strike back with attacks of your own by clearing lines!


You'll be alerted before any Garbage Blocks arrive, and can even see how many lines are coming your way, giving you the chance to prepare yourself! Look out for warnings about incoming attacks, and change your approach at any time, using the right stick to choose which types of players to target with your own Garbage Blocks.

Game plan

You might choose to go on the offensive against the current top players, focus on those that are nearly finished, counterattack to defend against players that are targeting you…or just send Garbage Blocks at random players! With the right strategy, anybody can come out on top! If you're feeling especially confident, you can even manually target other players using the left stick.


As you play, you'll swipe Badges from any players you K.O. The more Badges you have, the higher your attack power - and the more lines you'll send to opponents at once!

Blocked in

You can always see how you stack up against the competition, as your own Matrix is surrounded by miniature versions of your opponents' live screens! Don't look at them for too long, though - keep your focus, and don't stop clearing lines until all your opponents drop!

Statistically speaking

Outside of battle, you can check stats to see your K.O. count, tally up your T-Spins, and more. Win as much as you can, raise your player rank and boost your right to boast about your puzzle-solving skills!


How eventful!

Special online timed events will be held in TETRIS® 99. If you come out on top of a match during one of these online events, you'll be in with a chance of winning a prize.




Big Block DLC

Click below to purchase TETRIS® 99 Big Block DLC for your Nintendo Switch device.


New offline modes have landed in TETRIS® 99, available as paid DLC! If you don't have a Nintendo Switch Online membership and would like to play TETRIS® 99 offline, you can do so by purchasing the Big Block DLC!

  • CPU Battle: Battle against 98 bots. Defeat the machines!
  • Marathon: Go for the most lines and the highest score!

Additional offline local multiplayer modes will also arrive later this year as part of the Big Block DLC:

  • Local Arena: Get up to eight friends together for a local battle!
  • 2P Share Battle: Share Joy-Con controllers for a two-player game!

You must own TETRIS® 99 on Nintendo Switch to access downloadable content.

To download this content, additional storage may be needed. If you don't have enough system storage in the Nintendo Switch console, please use a compatible microSD card (for more information, visit our Support section).


TETRIS® 99 Grand Prix 41 starting 28th June!

TETRIS® 99 x F-ZERO 99 – It's a Grand Prix…Grand Prix?!

From 17:00 AEST on 28th June until 16:59 AEST on 2nd July, an online event will be held in TETRIS® 99: the TETRIS® 99 Grand Prix 41.

This time, you'll have a chance to earn a special theme based on F-ZERO 99.

Each round lets you earn points, with more awarded the higher you place. If you reach 100 points, you'll receive the event-exclusive theme to use in TETRIS® 99 permanently.


Tetris ® & © 1985~2024 Tetris Holding.
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Game specifications

Release date14/2/2019
GenrePuzzle, Multiplayer
No. of playersUp to 99 players
Game file size1.65GB
Supported languagesJapanese, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Dutch, Russian, Chinese (Simplified), Spanish, French, Chinese (Traditional), English

Supported play modes

TV mode
Tabletop mode
Handheld mode

Software compatibility and play experience may differ on Nintendo Switch Lite. Additional accessories may be required (sold separately). See support for details.

This game supports the following features:


Internet connection required during online play. To use online services, you must create a Nintendo Account and accept the related agreement. The Nintendo Account Privacy Policy applies. Some online services may not be available in all countries. Online play requires paid online membership. Find out more about the paid membership subscription.

A paid membership to Nintendo Switch Online is required to use the Save Data Cloud. Find out more about the paid membership subscription.

Tetris ® & © 1985~2024 Tetris Holding. Tetris logos, Tetris theme song and Tetriminos are trademarks of Tetris Holding. The Tetris trade dress is owned by Tetris Holding. Licensed to The Tetris Company. Tetris Game Design by Alexey Pajitnov. Tetris Logo Design by Roger Dean. All Rights Reserved. Sub-licensed to Nintendo. Certain new content developed by Nintendo, and any characters, sounds and video games originally owned by Nintendo: © 2024 Nintendo.