PAC-MAN 99 is here and free, waka-waka-ing exclusively on the eShop for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. The battle royale twist on the arcade classic is addicting enough on its own, but if you’re really taken with it or just want a change of scenery, Bandai Namco has shared a trailer of all its paid DLC. 

 

 

The paid content can be divided nicely into two piles: game modes and custom themes. Private Match will allow you to set up a game with your friends instead of completely random players, while CPU Battle will let you practice against 98 AI opponents with adjustable parameters like game speed or AI difficulty. Score Attack will task you with racing towards the original PAC-MAN’s perfect score of 3,333,360 points, and Blind Time Attack tasks you with chomping through twelve rounds as quickly as possible. All of these are included as part of the Mode Unlock bundle, which sells for $14.99. 

As for custom themes, these change up the visuals to other Namco arcade classics and can be purchased for $1.99 each. The themes include:

 

  • GALAGA
  • Xevious
  • New Rally-X
  • Dig Dug
  • The Tower of Druaga
  • The Genji and the Heike Clans
  • Yokai Dochuki
  • Dragon Buster
  • The Legend of “Valkyrie”
  • COSMO GANG THE VIDEO
  • Rolling Thunder
  • Wonder Momo
  • BARADUKE
  • THE RETURN OF ISHTAR
  • Bravoman
  • NAMCO CLASSIC 1
  • NAMCO CLASSIC 2
  • NAMCO CLASSIC 3
  • NAMCO CLASSIC 4
  • NAMCO CLASSIC 5

 

If you’re interested in grabbing all the themes and modes, a PAC-MAN 99 Deluxe Pack is also available that bundles together all the DLC for $29.99. This is somewhat similar to Tetris 99’s own DLC setup, which had various modes available as a premium. However, Tetris 99 tied its themes to recurring events. If PAC-MAN 99 will be doing the same, it remains to be seen but based on all these paid themes I can’t help but doubt it.

 

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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.

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