Nintendo Switch game news: the most surprising “battle royale” passes the milestone of 9 million downloads!
Published on 04/11/2022 at 19:02
There are video game icons that never disappear, simply because they know how to adapt to new media and revisit their formula to meet player expectations. This title offers us a very good example of this by reaching 9 million downloads on Nintendo Switch!
A Pac-Royale with 99 players simultaneously
By dusting off an arcade game legend last year to transpose it to Nintendo Switch, Bandai Namco has taken up a hell of a bet. That of making the mythical Pac-Man a real killjoy in the hotly contested “battle royale” category… and why not pull out of the game if success is at the rendezvous. The idea gave birth to Pac-Man 99, a modern (and massively multiplayer) version of one of the oldest titles in the world in a version accessible to up to 99 participants simultaneously online!
Forty years after the start of his legend in the arcade, Pac-Man has necessarily changed a little bit, but he manages to retain his identity despite major changes in his gameplay mechanics. Because the objective of Pac-Man 99 is to remain as faithful as possible to the original concept (whose effectiveness no longer needs to be demonstrated) while revising certain rules in order to make everything suitable for online games… with 99 players. The iconic labyrinths are still there, the little yellow ball too, but you will have to master the concept of “ghost trains” and disruptive Pac-Man to climb the world rankings. Your goal: to be the very last player standing against the rest of the world!
Winning formula for Pac-Man 99 on Nintendo Switch
In the summer of 2021, we were already talking about the impressive success of Pac-Man 99 on Nintendo Switch because the game crossed the symbolic milestone of 6 million downloads. But it was only the beginning of the rise of Pac-Man 99 which announces today that it has reached 9 million downloads via le Nintendo Switch Online !
That’s impressive – PAC-MAN 99 has reached 9 million downloads! – Official Pac-Man account on Twitter
Even Namco Bandai seems taken aback by the mad success of Pac-Man 99 with players while the competition is tough in terms of “battle royale” on the Nintendo machine. To celebrate this event, the publisher is offering a 50% discount on the Deluxe Pack of Pac-Man 99 until November 20 on the French eShop, which increases it to 14.99 euros (instead of 29.99 euros). The basic version is available for free to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers.
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