Pac-Man 99

Pac-Man 99 is Here to Steal Your Time

Mario died so Pac-Man could live. Or something like that, it seems. Pac-Man 99 is your next obsession and if you’re a Nintendo Switch Online subscriber, this one is for you.

While Tetris 99 is still available and Super Mario Bros. 35 is now dead, you need a new battle royale on the Switch to keep you busy and it seems like Nintendo has the next big game. I get that nostalgia is a strong feeling but how long until that wears off, though? I can see Pac-Man 99 keeping people entertained for a bit but not as long as Nintendo is banking on it.

Ninety-nine Pac-Man players compete against each other until one remains. You’ll chomp down on Power Pellets to activate special power-ups and send Jammer Pac-Man to opponents’ mazes to become the last Pac standing.

If you don’t feel like taking on 98 other players, Bandai Namco has paid DLC available that includes additional modes including a CPU Battle Mode, private matches against friends, special score and time-attack challenges, and 20 skins to choose from including Dig Dug and Galaga. The extra content will cost roughly $38 CAD for the bundle or $2.50 for each skin