Pac-Man 99 is a battle royale where only the fastest, hungriest Pac-Man can emerge the winner.

Pac-Man 99 Adds Battle Royale Twist to Arcade Classic

Pac-Man 99 is a battle royale where only the fastest, hungriest Pac-Man can emerge the winner.

Super Mario Bros. 35 is no more, but there’s another Nintendo battle royale to take its place. Pac-Man 99 turns the arcade classic into a 100-player free-for-all and is available for free on Nintendo Switch Online.

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Like Tetris 99Pac-Man 99 is a battle royal version of the original Pac-Man game where the last Pac standing is the winner. It might look like normal Pac-Man on the surface, but there’s a key difference. Biting ghosts don’t just add to the score meter. It sends them to another player’s game as a Jammer Pac-Man to slow them up. 

Pac-Man has even more devious strategies up his non-existent sleeves. Eating sleeping ghosts creates a ghost train that multiplies how many Jammers go to another player’s game. There’s a “Knockout” option that sends ghosts specifically to those about to lose, a speed-boosting power-up, and more.

The base Pac-Man 99 is free for all NSO subscribers, though there will be a paid content pack for $29.99 that includes an offline mode, different themes, time trials, and more.


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