The Tetris 99 Big Block DLC has arrived! This is the first piece of DLC for the free-to-play Nintendo Switch game Tetris 99, but it's going to cost you a few bucks unlike the parent game. What's strange is that this DLC adds some things that players might have expected to get for free: battles against bots and an offline practice mode.
The release of the DLC was announced via Nintendo's Twitter:
The replies to that tweet are understandably irate, sarcastic, and sometimes both. While the base game is free, you'll need a Nintendo Online subscription in order to play it as standard play is multiplayer-only. The Tetris 99 Big Block DLC changes that up, but it also charges you ten bucks to get access to these offline features. Here are the new game modes that you can get in this DLC:
- Marathon: Practice your skills at Tetris 99 with this offline single-player mode! Try to rack up as many lines as possible and get an awesome high score! Marathon is perfect for honing your skills without the worry of any other competitors taking shots at you.
- CPU Battle: If you want to step things up a bit, CPU Battle adds in 98 computer players to simulate a proper multiplayer gamer. This mode can be played offline as well.
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The Big Block DLC adds a couple of new game modes to Tetris 99.
You can get the Tetris 99 Big Block DLC at ap rice of $9.99 or your regional equivalent via the Nintendo eShop. The base game Tetris 99 is free, but that will require a Nintendo Online subscription which starts at $3.99/month.
What do you think of the Tetris 99 Big Block DLC? Do you think it's unfair for Nintendo to charge $9.99 for an offline and practice mode or do you think it's reasonable for them to do so since the base game is free? Let us know in the comments below!