Thursday, July 18, 2019

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 18 - Tetris 99

Day 18 of Eric Vs. 365 is Tetris 99. We've talked previously about how Tetris 99 is a Nintendo Online killer app and still firmly believe that. It's a battle royale for everyone and not just the CallaDootyShootaMan crowd. Keep reading for more on today's exciting video.

It had been a couple months since I last played Tetris 99 when I made this video. Even in the short time the game has been out strategies have changed a lot, so I wasn't quite sure what I would be getting myself into. I'm a pretty oldschool bog standard Tetris player, too, so doing T-Spins and intentionally building line combos in order to spread maximum misery to my opponents is just not something I really know how to do. I grew up on NES Tetris and all of these newfangled tricks confuse and frighten me.

Thankfully, just grinding it out and surviving is a totally viable strategy in Tetris 99. As long as you have the skill to dig yourself out of trouble you don't really need to do the fancy stuff. I've won a bunch of matches without doing anything special.

Digging out of trouble was the key skill required in this video because I sure did a lot of stupid stuff. It makes the video exciting, though, since I was right on the brink several times only to save myself. I should also note that this video only took two games to record before I got the desired result. Yeah, I'm kind of amazing.

Spoilers - Did you really think I'd post a video where I didn't win?