Published on April 9th, 2021 | by Adrian Gunning


Leading video game publisher and developer BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe has announced that PAC-MAN™ 99 is available now for the Nintendo Switch. 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. 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. PAC-MAN 99 is a special offer for Nintendo Switch Online* members at no additional cost.

Developed by Arika Co., Ltd., PAC-MAN 99 takes the classic PAC-MAN arcade gameplay that has been loved by millions around the world for the past 40 years and creates a brand-new multiplayer battle royale experience against 98 other players. 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 payer’s mazes. Each ability comes with a drawback so choose your strategy wisely.

“With PAC-MAN 99, we continue to grow and expand the PAC-MAN brand that fans have been loving for more than 40 years now. The game also highlights a new milestone in our long-standing relationship with Nintendo to deliver more fun experiences for players”, said Herve Hoerdt, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Digital & Content at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe. “PAC-MAN 99 is a new take on the storied PAC-MAN gameplay, with the quick pick-up and play structure the franchise is known for coupled with the capability to play anywhere thanks to the Nintendo Switch as well as some competitive gameplay for everyone to enjoy.”

A paid DLC bundle will be available at launch to enhance the PAC-MAN 99 experience with additional modes including an offline CPU Battle mode, private matches to play against friends, special score and time-attack challenges, and 20 alternate skins of classic BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. games including DIG DUG®, GALAGA®, and more!  The PAC-MAN 99 DLC can be purchased as a bundle and the classic character skins can be purchased individually through the Nintendo eShop.


About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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