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17 minutes ago, Alan Stock said:

So how does this work then? The trailer is really vague. You play on a normal Tetris field and can send junk to other players when you clear lines? How do you do that? Confused (note I've never played any multiplayer Tetris before)

 

Basically yes. If you clear two or more lines you send Garbage Lines to other players - these appear at the bottom of their field and has a gap in a random spot. You knock someone out when you cause them to overstack (ie die), so you need to find a balance between building up to make Tetrises to clear lines but not being too high that an attack will kill you. 

Before an attack hits you though you have a chance to cancel it out by clearing lines, this so instead of attacking others you’re stopping the attack on yourself.

 

Tetris 99 complicates things because there’s so many players and as such there’s various targeting methods in this depending on if you want to go on offence or defence. 

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Thanks. I just read that reddit you posted as well. Its a really clever system, lots of metagaming and strategy all whilst you're slamming down blocks in a frenzy. Pretty cool idea really.

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I won a game! I don't quite understand everything that's going on but my, how things have come a long way since I used to play original Gameboy Tetris head to head with a link lead in my lunchbreak. Brilliant freebie and the perfect way for them to entice more online subscribers to the service. 

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5 hours ago, DC Lemon said:

Obviously, this is already the best battle royale ever.

Yes!

 

I didn't think I'd ever get the Nintendo Online sub - I don't get much gaming time, nevermind with other players online, and the NES stuff has been so so for me. But on a whim, and some initial good feedback on this, I grabbed us all a family sub. It's so good, even if I have no idea what I'm doing and am treating it like the old Gameboy game.

 

Much, much more of this sort of quirky you vs many games, please. Kind reminds me of 100 to 1 on the 360, which we'd all used to sit around the telly to play.

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54 minutes ago, Jonster said:

Here is a very good post about the mechanics, attack strength and the fact there is actually a sort of loot system in play:

https://www.reddit.com/r/NintendoSwitch/comments/aqgmwk/how_to_win_at_tetris_99_battle_royale_mechanics/

 

Wow, that is a fantastic post, really explains how this works. Didn't realise it had a loot system, the mechanics behind that are excellent. 

 

So when I get 4-5 people targeting me early, I can quickly prepare some lines, get a Tetris + Some combos going and really do some return damage, whilst picking up their badge bits. 

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Third place seems to be my top tier, I’m getting a load of third and fourth places now and this is just so much fun! Slightly different timing on the rotating to effect but getting in the grove now.

 

I can’t believe GOTY 2019 has been released so early in the year :wub:

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5 hours ago, Unofficial Who said:

This has turned the online sub from something that seems overpriced to an essential purchase for the Switch.

 

What an amazing implementation, I love all the mini screens of the other challengers at the sides.

 

I went with a three month sub today rather than the year, but feel I’ve probably got my money’s worth already after 1 day of too much Tetris.

 

I suppose the only issue is you don’t want everyone signing up for this and then them cancelling plans to drop a load of SNES games!

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2 minutes ago, Jonster said:

Congratulations @bradigor

 

Thinking you’re OK at Tetris and watching Wumbo is not a good combination :lol: 

 

He is like Barcelona, you are Spurs, I am Leeds*... I think that works. 

 

*I am good enough on my day, but will never be challenging for top honours. You on the other hand.... 

 

Wumbo does all the things I can do, but at such an incredible speed. I know how to set up a T-Spin and execute it, but a lot of thought goes into it. He sets them up to fucking chain. 

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3 minutes ago, moosegrinder said:

Yeah I was thinking about giving this ago but that t spin thing is way beyond me.

 

You can get by enough just knowing how to do a Tetris. T-Spin singles and even doubles soon come naturally, when you spot an opportunity. Actually dropping the piece in is simple, just setting up takes some practice. 

 

Join us!

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Just now, Keiths_Dad said:

Two 18th place finishes are my best so far. I had a look at the Reddit guide, but it lost me at T-spin - what's a T-spin?

 

No fucking idea.

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Haha, this is excellent! Just got myself a 3rd, hilariously tense towards the end. 

 

My only criticism is that it's out off the back of me having already just played a fuckload of Tetris. But (very) mild fatigue aside I can see myself popping in for a go here and there as long as the player numbers hold up. 

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6 minutes ago, Keiths_Dad said:

Two 18th place finishes are my best so far. I had a look at the Reddit guide, but it lost me at T-spin - what's a T-spin?

 

It's when you rotate the T shape to fit a gap it wouldn't normally slot into by just dropping it straight down.

 

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4 minutes ago, Keiths_Dad said:

Two 18th place finishes are my best so far. I had a look at the Reddit guide, but it lost me at T-spin - what's a T-spin?

 

The most basic one... you set up like in this image....

 

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Then as the T-Piece comes down in this position, you rotate it at the end to pop into the gap. 

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38 minutes ago, bradigor said:

 

He is like Barcelona, you are Spurs, I am Leeds*... I think that works. 

 

*I am good enough on my day, but will never be challenging for top honours. You on the other hand.... 

 

Wumbo does all the things I can do, but at such an incredible speed. I know how to set up a T-Spin and execute it, but a lot of thought goes into it. He sets them up to fucking chain. 

 

I wouldn't be able to correct you if it didn't work!

 

Just had a few quick games, on a two win streak currently, but I've lost a load so now my win rate is under 50%. Looking forward to jumping back on later, might stream it so people can call me names.

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7th place finish! I got a bit excited at being in the top 10, so messed up on the next L. Recovered, and then messed up the NEXT L! Annoyingly, 3 others were flashing red when I died.

 

This is bloody brilliant.

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