Following Tetris 99

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  • JoelStinty 14 Feb 2019 20:35:44 7,839 posts
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    I was going to make a thread for this an hour ago but I have just been having one more go.



    A part of Nintendo's Online offering, Tetris 99 puts you against 98 other players all seeking to dump their garbage blocks on you. It's crack for a new age. Best finish is 14th so far!
  • BigOrkWaaagh 14 Feb 2019 20:41:21 8,667 posts
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    I finished 4th earlier today, very chuffed with myself! I'm enjoying it so far, can see it eating up a fair bit of my time, I seem to be able to crack top 10 about 50% of the time so I'm hoping I can get a win at some point.
  • monkman76 14 Feb 2019 21:05:29 14,714 posts
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    I liked it despite being pretty terrible at Tetris. But how do you attack other players? I was just minding my own business playing Tetris...
  • Pipedream 14 Feb 2019 21:05:43 471 posts
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    Itís lovely but (time for a gamer moan) they could of included a single player score attack.
  • JoelStinty 14 Feb 2019 21:53:29 7,839 posts
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    monkman76 wrote:
    I liked it despite being pretty terrible at Tetris. But how do you attack other players? I was just minding my own business playing Tetris...
    I donít really know the ins and out of it but pushing in a direction on the right analogue stick will choose one of those four options that are near the top of the main screen. So you can choose to target your attackers, a random person, the person closest to a KO or the other one which I canít remember what it is. Badge is it? Not sure. I think badges are awarded when you KO people which improves something?

    You can also manually select a grid by moving he cursor using the left analogue stick

    Edited by JoelStinty at 21:54:01 14-02-2019
  • deez 14 Feb 2019 22:02:46 274 posts
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    Ok so this is a great game, best is 5th so far..
  • neilka 14 Feb 2019 22:10:20 22,534 posts
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    Do you have to have played Tetris 1 to Tetris 98 to understand the plot?
  • DangerousDave_87 14 Feb 2019 22:10:43 5,912 posts
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    I managed a win! It took 18 attempts, but I did it. It seems that combos, rather than tetronimoes (or tetrises?) Are the key to success. At last its got me into the top 10 more frequently since figuring that out. It is mildly addictive...

    Edited by DangerousDave_87 at 22:11:09 14-02-2019
  • Murbs 14 Feb 2019 22:16:57 24,237 posts
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    One go. 29th. Enough Tetris for me for the year. Deleted.
  • el_pollo_diablo 14 Feb 2019 22:17:01 2,951 posts
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    I like this. This is actually a decent version of Tetris and far more importantly it has the Russian music.
  • IMadeThis 14 Feb 2019 22:32:09 1,285 posts
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    Had three goes thus far, managed a 10th and an 11th (and a 66th that we don't talk about). Can see me trying to get better at this and break the top 10 fairly consistently. It'll be interesting whether there's decent supporr our events for this
  • GeezaTap 14 Feb 2019 22:44:28 350 posts
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    I've had a win and it's (finally!) A Switch Online Membership Exclusive/Discount like Nintendo promised.

    Flake out of ten.
  • DakeyrasUK 15 Feb 2019 05:59:55 2,776 posts
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    Yeah this is worth the entry fee alone if you ask me. Though my fee was only 2 quid...

    My first two goes were 21st and 10th, but had a couple of goes yesterday lunchtime showing my pupils and got targeted pretty quick as I tried working out what the deal with the options of who you attack are. I may have died within 30 seconds....
  • Deleted user 15 February 2019 08:48:32
    I'm not sure on what the game options are in-game. I didn't bother targeting other people as such and left it as it was. I've had a few top 20 finishes and some awful ones where I've been bombarded pretty much right from the start.
  • JoelStinty 15 Feb 2019 08:50:56 7,839 posts
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    yeah i had a couple of 80-100 finishes today, had one match where i was targeted by 4 people from the off. Bastards.
  • Deleted user 15 February 2019 09:08:12
    JoelStinty wrote:
    yeah i had a couple of 80-100 finishes today, had one match where i was targeted by 4 people from the off. Bastards.
    Yeah happened to me. Within 10 seconds my screen was 3/4 full and well under the cosh.

    Edited by AddyJB at 09:08:23 15-02-2019
  • CrispyXUKTurbo 15 Feb 2019 11:44:53 1,880 posts
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    This is pretty great isn't it? Thought I'd played all the tetris I could over the years but this really mixes it up. Shame it doesn't have the styling of SNES Tetris battle though.
  • rice_sandwich 15 Feb 2019 11:59:31 5,474 posts
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    https://www.theguardian.com/games/2019/feb/14/battle-of-the-blocks-99-player-tetris-is-savaging-my-self-esteem
  • nudistpete 15 Feb 2019 14:34:19 669 posts
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    Does your level make much difference in the matchmaking? I had my first game last night and managed to come third, then every other match where I think I've played better I'm getting spanked like a dominatrix's paying client and think I'm doing amazing when I'm in the top 20.
  • Rewsan 15 Feb 2019 17:39:27 286 posts
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    This game has reminded my how awful the dpad is on the early pro controllers, i had to turn the quick drop (or whatever they call it) off as it would trigger mutiple drops in a row. Enjoying it otherwise 21st is my best so far after 5 or 6 tries.
  • DakeyrasUK 15 Feb 2019 17:49:10 2,776 posts
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    Gad damn it! Just came second!
  • DangerousDave_87 15 Feb 2019 18:24:36 5,912 posts
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    @Rewsan I've not tried using the Pro Controller. The face buttons on the Joy Con are perfectly fine for it. :)
  • Rewsan 15 Feb 2019 18:53:47 286 posts
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    @DangerousDave_87 yeah I'll try that next time. That would have meant standing up, walking to the tv and pulling the joycons off or undocking the Switch last night and that wasn't happening.
  • Rewsan 15 Feb 2019 18:53:48 286 posts
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    @DangerousDave_87 yeah I'll try that next time. That would have meant standing up, walking to the tv and pulling the joycons off or undocking the Switch last night and that wasn't happening.
  • JoelStinty 16 Feb 2019 10:22:38 7,839 posts
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    Managed to get my fist top ten finishes, a 8 and a 9th. Pleased with that.

    Although i think with people getting acquainted with the targeting system it has got a lot more brutal over the last day.. Been a few times where i have been doodling around with two or three lines at the bottom and suddenly i get 8/9 rows get dumped on me, then a further 4 or 5 more in quick succession. It's great when you can get out of it, but most of the time it game over.
  • deez 16 Feb 2019 10:29:51 274 posts
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    Victory! Bizarre how I had an entire run of useless finishes, then a 1st place.
  • Deleted user 16 February 2019 10:47:32
    I did terrible last night. Felt like I was getting ganged up on. Barely broke the top 50.
  • drhickman1983 16 Feb 2019 10:47:44 5,905 posts
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    Gave it a go, not for me. It is compelling but it's too frantic for me, I think I'd end up in a bad mood if I kept playing.
  • brokenkey 16 Feb 2019 13:24:14 10,234 posts
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    what does Hold L do?
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