Pac-Man 99 is a real battle royale and it’s really on the Switch now

    
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Let’s just stipulate that nothing is sacred and everything from your childhood, your parents’ childhoods, and your kids’ childhoods is going to be trotted back out and made into a weird video game at some point, usually in a genre that peaked three years before. Then we can safely move on to our subject here, which was yesterday’s announcement that Pac-Man 99 has arrived on the Switch, and yes like Tetris 99 before it, it’s a battle royale. But hey, this one almost makes sense.

“PAC-MAN 99 is the latest entry in the long-running PAC-MAN franchise with an online multiplayer experience unlike any other in the series’ history,” Bandai Namco says. “Ninety-nine PAC-MAN players compete against each other until one remains. Chomp down on Power Pellets to activate special power-ups and send Jammer PAC-MAN to opponents’ mazes to become the last PAC standing.”

“Knock out other players by sending Jammer PAC-MAN to opponents’ mazes by touching a Power Pellet and defeating ghosts. Jammer PAC-MAN will clog up the competition’s maze and slow their PAC-MAN down, making it harder for them to avoid ghosts and clear out their maze of Pac-Dots. In addition to making ghosts vulnerable, Power Pellets also give PAC-MAN special abilities including increasing his speed or sending more Jammer PAC-MAN to other players’ mazes. Each ability comes with a drawback so choose your strategy wisely.”

It’s live now and free-to-play, though naturally there are paid DLC on offer, bought individually or in bulk for $30.

Source: Press release, official site. Cheers, Minimalistway!
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Wollomby Rowsdower

Does anyone know if this will eventually come to Steam?

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Minimalistway

I don’t think they’ll release it for any other platform, Tetris 99 before it still just for Switch.

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Minimalistway

Taking old ideas and add a little something to them, i like this, you can always play many old games in emulators or make them work on new systems, but i think there is a need to add something to them.

Tetris Effect is one good example of this, i liked the idea of Tetris 99 and now i’m waiting for one more thing; Tetris: The MMO 😂

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IronSalamander8 .

As an old fart who fondly remembers the original Pac-Man being new to the arcade and hitting the world by storm, this could be fun. I’ve not enjoyed any BR games and don’t have a Switch, but if I did I’d try this out at least once.