Today, publisher Bandai Namco is launching “Pac-Man 99,” an online game for the Nintendo Switch where you are among 99 players competing in the arcade classic.
The game is free to play if you subscribe to Nintendo Switch Online, a subscription service offering incentives such as online play and access to classic Nintendo games. It costs $4 a month, or $20 for the year.
Pac-Man 99 plays like a traditional version of the game, as players chomp down dots while escaping ghosts. On both sides of the screen, players will see smaller screens representing the boards of online opponents.
When a player consumes a power pellet and gobbles up blue ghosts, they send “Jammer Pac-Man” to another board to chase down an opponent’s Pac-Man.
The last Pac-Man standing wins.