Tetris 99 is great!

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got into the 20s last night. i think a lot of it is the luck of the draw. even if you are playing great, if someone dumps a bunch of junk on you, it can end you real fast. on the other side, you may randomly just not get sent stuff until late in the game.

what is everyone's preferred method of targeting? i'm thinking Random is the best because then you aren't drawing so much attention to yourself. all my best runs have been w Random. if you switch to Attack or KO or Badges then the people also after those things start attacking. tbh im not entirely sure what these all do, so leaving it at Random is easiest.

GOTY for me so far. i used to load up Level 9 of NES Tetris with friends and we'd start from there seeing how long i could last. this is that but perfected. i like how matches only last a minute or two. soooo addicting.
 
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just think of how many people played Tetris. it has to be one of the most played games of all time at this point. Nintendo's NES and Gameboy versions alone were huge. i know so many people that went through a "Tetris phase" where they played it non stop for a while. so yeah there is some skill there!

tbh it's the best idea for a battle royale ever. it's not like FPS where some people are using a M+K and some people analog stick. being super fast with buttons isn't exactly going to help you here. everyone is sort of on the same skill level. then there are the random elements, like who throws stuff to you, and of course, the various pieces you get. it's elegant game design.
 
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just think of how many people played Tetris. it has to be one of the most played games of all time at this point. Nintendo's NES and Gameboy versions alone were huge. i know so many people that went through a "Tetris phase" where they played it non stop for a while. so yeah there is some skill there!

tbh it's the best idea for a battle royale ever. everyone is sort of on the same skill level. it's not like FPS where some people are using a M+K and some people analog stick. then there are the random elements, like who throws stuff to you, and of course, the various pieces you get. it's elegant game design.
What you're describing is the general thrust of pretty much all Vs Puzzle games: very simple gameplay with only a few twists, and let the players' speed and spacial reasoning handle the rest.

I'd love it if more people got into these kinds of games. Tetris 99 is barely scratching the surface of what's out there.
 
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I'm playing with a pro controller after opening it up and doing the "d-pad fix". You basically just put some scotch tape on the inner 1/4 of the metal contacts, which helps prevent accidental input.

I've been starting to win matches more frequently after figuring out a working strategy. I find that combos are more effective than anything else. I also mostly target "attackers", which is good for keeping the pressure off. If you target "badges", I noticed they will often counter attack and hit you back with a vengeance. I personally think attacking randoms is a waste and going for KO's can be risky, because you will draw attention to yourself if you build up KO's too quickly.

I've been hooked on this game. Here is a clip of one of my most gut-wrenching victories so far: