The Mode Unlock pack with CPU Battle prices $15 and you possibly can change the theme to appear like different arcade classics with DLC

Pac-Man 99 is the subsequent last-player-standing recreation for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers following Tetris 99 and Super Mario Bros. 35 (RIP), and you understand what? Sure. I’m down. There’s going to be a level of diminishing returns for these nostalgia-mining pack-ins, however we aren’t fairly there but. (Or are we?)

Bandai Namco Entertainment is launching Pac-Man 99 for Switch Online on April 7, 2021, and you’ll download it and compete in opposition to the pellet-munching plenty beginning at 6:00 p.m. Pacific. Beyond the fundamental recurring battle royale idea, the sport is additionally throwing in enjoyable parts like ghost trains, which I’m stoked to see after not too long ago revisiting Pac-Man Championship Edition 2.

To outlast different gamers, you may must clog up their screens with jammers by waking up sleeping ghosts, powering up, and tearing via trains. It’s going to get chaotic quick, however that is the attraction.

If you are not into the concept of dealing with off in opposition to strangers otherwise you’re simply trying to apply, there’s single-player CPU Battle, in addition to Score Attack and Blind Time Attack, so you possibly can play offline. You can even swap up the look and sound of Pac-Man 99 with elective DLC themes based mostly on different classics. You can get all the things (together with themes) bundled collectively for $30, or spend $15 on a Mode Unlock pack.

Yep, I’m going to have to purchase the Dig Dug theme for two bucks. There’s no resisting it.