Nintendo has announced Pac-Man 99, a new Switch online-exclusive Battle Royal game in the same vein as the popular Tetris 99 multiplayer title.
The latest take on the latest Bandai arcade game – which is also playable as a Google Doodle these days – will see 99 gamers compete for the ultimate Pac Man standing.
Players will progress through a series of rounds, as their counterparts are chosen by ghosts. However, the twist comes via power pellets that enable Pac-Man to pounce on the spirits while chasing them around the board. Every ghost eating will be sent to another board as Jammer Pac-Man to attack fellow contestants. These can slow down their movements and make them more susceptible to being caught and defeated.
Related: Best Switch Game
Sleeping Ghost is also an opportunity to gather. After consuming lightning pellets, they will provide players with the opportunity to send a massive barrage of attacks on other players. It will also be possible for gamers to choose which players they want to target. Other powers include an increase in speed, while a knockout can target opponents on its last legs. The winner will be crowned Pac-One.
The game will be free to download for Nintendo Switch customers, but it also has a bunch of classic modes available as paid DLC. It is available in the UK on 8 April (tomorrow). You can watch the launch trailer below:
Nintendo Switch Online is the company’s annual subscription platform that provides access to classic NES and SNES games as well as online multiplayer, exclusive offers, and discounts. It is not a very robust solution provided by Xbox Live and PS Plus, but it is much more economical at just £ 20 per year.
Are games like Pac-Man still dominated by the battle royale game in an era? Let’s know @trustedreviews on Twitter.