Pac-Man 99 a new Battle Royale game for Nintendo Switch users


  • Pac-Man 99 is a new battle royale game for the Switch.
  • The game goes live on April 7 at 6 pm PST, which translates to 6.30 am on April 8.
  • The key to victory in Pac-Man 99 is taking advantage of the Sleeping Ghosts.

Nintendo has announced Pac-Man 99, a new multiplayer game that’ll be included with its Nintendo Switch Online subscription service. This means you need to have a Switch console and an online subscription to be able to play the Battle Royale.

Nintendo surprised gamers in 2019 by turning Tetris into a Fortnite-style battle royale game. A little over a year later, it did it again, turning Super Mario Bros. into an intense 35 player retro platforming face-off. Now, the company has announced Nintendo Switch Online’s latest throwback battle royale game: Pac-Man 99.

Pac-Man 99 also includes additional paid content that unlocks classic Pac-Man modes and NAMCO themes based on Xevious, Galaga, Dig Dug, and more.

Pac-Man 99 a new Battle Royale game: Launch Date

Nintendo has said Pac-Man 99 will go live for Switch Online subscribers on April 7 at 6 pm PST (April 8, 6.30 pm). You will need to have at least 800MB of space free on your Switch as the game is 767MB in size. You can pre-load the game right now so that you will be ready to play it as and when it goes live. The Pac-Man 99 will be available in Japanese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Russian, Chinese, Portuguese, English languages.

It’ll be free for anyone with a Nintendo Switch Online subscription. The game is exclusive to the Nintendo Switch.

  • You can purchase downloadable custom themes based on Xevious, GALAGA, Dig Dug, and more to change the look of the game.
  • There are twenty different classic themes in all, Plus, they do more than changing the graphic.

The game looks similar to the classic arcade original Pac-Man, but you can make it more difficult for opponents by munching on power pellets, eating ghosts, and sending “Jammer Pac-Man” over to their screens. There are eight different preset strategies you can use to screw with other players, for example by speeding up their game.

The key to victory in Pac-Man 99 is taking advantage of the Sleeping Ghosts. By chomping them, you will create a “Ghost Train” that will provide an all-you-can-eat buffet when you eat a Power Pellet. This allows you to overwhelm your opponents.

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