What happened right now? Switch Online viewers will shortly be able to play Pac-Man 99, a version of the arcade classic that pits 99 players against each other in a battle to be the lone survivor.
Players can engage in familiar Pac-Man gameplay with a twist, similar to Tetris 99. When ghosts are defeated, they are sent to other players’ games as a Jammer Pac-Man, slowing down travel speed if they are bumped into.
To gain an advantage over the market, exclusive power-ups and new features should be introduced. For those that are involved, there is also paid DLC that unlocks offline modes and classic Namco themes.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) April 7, 2021
Pac-Man 99 will be available exclusively for Switch Online participants beginning on April 7 at 6 p.m. Pacific, according to Nintendo on Twitter. The base game would be free for subscribers, but be wary of being too attached.
Nintendo shut down Super Mario Bros. 35, a battle royale game based on the NES classic, on March 31 for no apparent reason other than to say it was a limited-time celebration of Mario’s 35th birthday. Nintendo has not mentioned how long Pac-Man 99 will be playable.
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