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Pac-Man 99

Rating Summary

Based on 8 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

29%

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Available on:Nintendo SwitchApr 7, 2021

Developer: Bandai Namco Games

Publisher: Bandai Namco Games

Genre: Arcade

FIGHT TO BE THE LEADER OF THE PAC! Take on the world and aim to be the last PAC-MAN chomping in PAC-MAN 99 for Nintendo Switch, a new online battle royale game available free as a special offer to Nintendo Switch Online members. Enter the world of PAC-MAN…with a twist! Roam the maze, eat Pac-Dots and avoid Ghosts, all while competing online against 98 other players as you try to stay alive. The longer you last, the faster things get – will you survive and become the PAC-ONE? Find out more about the Nintendo Switch Online paid membership service DO UNTO OTHERS… Dodge pesky Ghosts and grab a Power Pellet, then turn the tables and gobble them whole! Chomping Frightened Ghosts sends Jammer Pac-Man to other players’ mazes to slow them down. But watch out, the opposition will be doing the same to you – hit too many and it might be game over! ALL ABOARD THE GHOST TRAIN! Sleeping Ghosts are the key to victory. Grab them as you go to create a Ghost Train, then chomp a Power Pellet and have yourself a Frightened Ghost feast. Pummel your opponents with an onslaught of Jammer Pac-Man to stretch your lead or stage a mighty comeback! STRONGER, FASTER, BETTER Employ special tactics on the fly to change up your game. Increase your speed around the maze, create more Jammer Pac-Man with your attacks or enhance your Ghost Train-gobbling abilities, all at the press of a button. You can also switch up the opponents you’re targeting with your attacks. Will you take down opponents close to defeat, hit back at players attacking you or just let fate make the call? You decide! EXPAND YOUR PAC-MAN 99 EXPERIENCE A range of additional game modes, including offline play, can be purchased separately along with special themes based on classic Namco titles. Change the graphics and sound to look like Xevious, GALAGA, Dig Dug and many more! See all DLC

Pac-Man 99 Critic Reviews

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A lack of any kind of tutorial is frustrating at first, but once you get the hang of the action, it's a fun way to fill lulls in your day

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PAC-MAN 99 may seem initially daunting with mechanics it simply doesn't explain but once you experiment and learn by fire, it won't take long to realise its true potential. Arika and Bandai Namco has barely touched the formula of this 41-year-old classic, and yet with just a few new layers it feels like a brand new game. We've invested more time than we care to admit into the previous '99' entries and it's clear PAC-MAN 99 is destined for evergreen greatness.

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On the Nintendo eShop you can buy cosmetic changes to the stage and backgrounds, but you can also unlock the 3 other modes. CPU Battle – Compete against 98 CPU players. Score Attack – Beat the high score. Blind Attack – Clear the stage before time runs out. Extra content but not worth it unless you really want those modes. Price depends on your region.

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