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After the success of Tetris 99, Nintendo tried two other similar titles. The first was Super Mario Bros. 35, which was delisted after the game’s 35th anniversary run its course, and the second was a partnership with Bandai Namco for Pac-Man 99. Unfortunately it doesn’t appear to have hit the same heights as its puzzle counterpart and it’ll soon be going the same way as Mario’s battle royale.

As announced by Nintendo, online services for Pac-Man 99 will go down this October, though it’ll be a gradual roll-out for the removal of other features. Namely…

  • August 8th 2023 – Paid Custom Themes will no longer be available to buy as DLC
  • September 8th 2023 – The Mode Unlock and Deluxe Pack DLC will no longer be available to buy
  • October 8th 2023 – End of service

Pac-Man 99 does have a variety of offline modes, though you’ll have to make sure to purchase the DLC before September 8th to access them. As for the game itself, it’ll be fully delisted except for those who have previously downloaded it.

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Written by Tom Brown

Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.