We think you’ll find Pac-Man to be a fun and engaging game. And if you still aren’t satisfied, Nintendo is expanding even further. A new multiplayer Battle Royale game called Pac-Man 99 has been announced for the Nintendo Switch Online service.
This means that playing the Battle Royale will require both a Switch console and an active internet connection.
Following in the footsteps of Nintendo’s other multiplayer games like Tetris 99 and the recently decommissioned Super Mario Bros. 35 is the brand new Pac-Man 99. The goal of the game is to eliminate all of the other Pac-Men.
You chase down other players on a map, much like in the original Pac-Man arcade game. However, if you consume Power Pellets, which render ghosts defenseless, you can increase the level of competition. When consumed, the player transforms into Jammer Pac-Man and relentlessly pursues and devours opponents until only one player remains.
There are eight different options for players to try out in Pac-Man 99 to change things up. And if that isn’t enough, there’s a downloadable content pack that includes a CPU mode, a time attack, and a variety of user-created themes, some of which are based on the original Bandai games.
There are twenty of these new anthems that add to the game’s soundtrack. As long as you have a subscription, you can play the game for free, but these skins will set you back $2. More game modes can be purchased for $15 each. There is also a $30 all-extensions pack available if you want to do a full-scale extension makeover.
The popularity of games with a “battle royale” format is on the rise. This mode is coming to some simple arcade games, like Tetris and Pac-Man, as well as high-graphics games like PUBG Mobile and Call of Duty: Mobile. Yes, this is indeed a positive development.
The addition of a multiplayer mode in which progressing through the game’s levels requires you to eliminate waves of enemies only increases the game’s already high addictive potential.
On April 7 at 6 p.m. PST, Nintendo announced, that Pac-Man 99 will be available to Switch Online subscribers (April 8, 6.30 pm). The Switch game requires 767 MB of storage space. The game can be pre-downloaded in preparation for its release.
Japanese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Russian, Chinese, Portuguese, and English are just some of the languages that will be supported by Pac-Man 99.