A new battle royale recreation starring Pac-Man comes to Nintendo Switch on Wednesday. Pac-Man 99 follows within the vein of Tetris 99 and Super Mario Bros. 35, each in re-imagining traditional 8-bit video games as battle royale competitions and launching solely on Nintendo Switch Online.
Pac-Man 99 seems like traditional Pac-Man on its floor. Players chomp pellets, keep away from ghosts, and switch the tables on Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde by consuming Power Pellets to rack up excessive scores. But in true battle royale trend, each Pac-Man is competing towards different Pac-Men; you don’t want to simply survive, you want to assault your enemies.
In Pac-Man 99, when gamers eat a ghost, they’ll ship a Jammer Pac-Man to an opponent. Any participant who touches a Jammer shall be slowed down. Players may swallow trains of ghosts by gobbling up Sleeping Ghosts, which type a snake-like buffet. Consume a Power Pellet, feast on a ghost practice, and also you’ll overwhelm your enemies with a barrage of Jammer Pac-Men.
Pac-Man 99 additionally contains power-ups that increase Pac-Man’s velocity or multiply the variety of Jammers despatched to enemies. The recreation’s trailer, embedded above, makes every little thing clear.
Like Tetris 99 and Super Mario Bros. 35 (RIP), Pac-Man 99 is included as a part of a Nintendo Switch Online subscription. Bandai Namco can be promoting downloadable content material within the type of offline gameplay modes (CPU battle, rating assault, and blind time assault) and beauty themes that make Pac-Man 99 seem like Xevious, Dig Dug, Galaga, or Tower of Druaga.
Pac-Man 99 launches April 7 at 6 p.m. PDT. It’s Pac-Man’s third foray into the battle royale house, following Pac-Man Battle Royale, first launched in arcades in 2011, and Pac-Man Mega Tunnel Battle, launched on Google Stadia in 2020.