Pac-Man 99 is the next last-player-standing game for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers following Tetris 99 and Super Mario Bros. 35 (RIP), and you know what? There’s going to be a point of diminishing returns for these nostalgia-mining pack-ins, but we aren’t quite there.
Bandai Namco Home entertainment is releasing Pac-Man 99 for Change Online on April 7, 2021, and you’ll have the ability to download it and complete versus the pellet-munching masses starting at 6: 00 p.m. Pacific. Beyond the standard repeating battle royale idea, the game is also including enjoyable elements like ghost trains, which I’m stoked to see after recently reviewing Pac-Man Champion Edition 2.
To outlive other gamers, you’ll need to congest their screens with jammers by awakening sleeping ghosts, powering up, and tearing through trains. It’s going to get chaotic quick, but that’s the appeal.
If you aren’t into the concept of taking on versus complete strangers or you’re simply wanting to practice, there’s single-player CPU Fight, along with Score Attack and Blind Time Attack, so you can play offline. You can likewise change up the appearance and noise of Pac-Man 99 with optional DLC themes based on other classics. You can get whatever (including styles) bundled together for $30, or spend $15 on a Mode Unlock pack.
Yep, I’m going to have to buy the Dig Dug theme for 2 bucks. There’s no withstanding it.