Pac-Man 99 is a New Battle Royale Game for the Switch. Now Available

8 April 2021
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The newly announced Pac-Man 99 is now available for Switch via the Nintendo eShop worldwide as an exclusive free download for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers.

Watch the Pac-Man 99 Reveal and DLC Trailers:

Bandai Namco also released a new trailer introducing the game’s paid downloadable content, which includes mode unlocks and custom themes. Here are the details:

Deluxe Pack ($29.99)

  • Includes “Mode Unlock” and all 20 custom themes.

Mode Unlock ($14.99)

Unlocks the following modes:

  • Private Match – Share the password and play against your friends.
  • CPU Battle – Set the difficulty level and compete against 98 CPU players.
  • Score Attack – Be the fastest to reach a perfect score of 3,333,360 points.
  • Blind Time Attack – Complete all 12 rounds within the time limit.

Custom Themes ($1.99 each)

  • Baraduke
  • Bravoman
  • Cosmo Gang The Video
  • Dig-Dug
  • Dragon Buster
  • Galaga
  • The Genji and the Heike Clans
  • The Legend of Valkyrie
  • Namco Classic 1
  • Namco Classic 2
  • Namco Classic 3
  • Namco Classic 4
  • Namco Classic 5
  • New Rally-X
  • The Return of Ishtar
  • Rolling Thunder
  • The Tower of Druaga
  • Wonder Momo
  • Yokai Dochuki
  • Xevious

Here is an overview of the game, via Nintendo.com:

It’s an all-new flavor of Pac-Man! Test your chomping chops in a 99-player Pac-Royale!

A 99-player online Pac-Man battle royale!

• 40 years after the classic Pac-phenomenon rocked the gaming world, Pac-Man is back in a new 99-man battle royale. Get back in the maze and chase down the iconic ghosts. Who will be the last Pac-Man standing?

Switch between eight different strategies and send Jammer Pac-Man to get in your opponents’ way!

• Eat a Power Pellets to turn the ghosts blue and make them vulnerable. Eat them to send Jammer Pac-Man to your opponents! The more ghosts you eat, the more Jammers you’ll send!

• Eat a Ghost Train for a huge comeback!

• Gain the upper hand by switching between eight different preset strategies: speed up, send extra Jammers, and more. Switching at just the right moment could give you an edge over your rivals!

Make the game look like your favorite Namco classics!

• You can purchase downloadable custom themes based on Xevious, Galaga, Dig Dug, and more to change the look of the game.

• There are twenty different classic themes in all! Plus, they do more than change the graphics! Check out the sounds too!

• Which classic Namco title is the one for you?

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