How to play with friends - PAC-MAN 99

Set up a Private Match in PAC-MAN 99 and start playing with your friends.

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PAC-MAN 99 is here and players are chomping at the pellets to play with their friends. The good news is that setting up a Private Match to play a friendly game with your friends is easy, though it does require a purchase.

How to set up a Private Match

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To set up a Private Match to play with your friends in PAC-MAN 99, you will need to first purchase the PAC-MAN 99 Mode Unlock or the PAC-MAN 99 Deluxe Pack. Either of these two will unlock the Password Match, which is how you can play with your friends. With one of those purchased, restart PAC-MAN 99:

  1. Load up PAC-MAN 99
  2. Highlight the PAC-MAN 99 icon and press the X button
  3. Accept the warning
  4. Input a 6-digit password and share this with your friends

How to join a PAC-MAN Private Match

With a PAC-MAN Private Match set up, the next step will be for other players to join the Private Match. As mentioned above, share the 6-digit password with the people who you wish to play with. They will then need to press the X button while highlighting the PAC-MAN 99 icon and input the code. When this is done, you should all be in the same pre-game lobby.

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Enter the password that was selected to join the PAC-MAN 99 Private Match.

Basically, all you need to do is purchase the bundle that is right for you, return to the game, and then press the X button on the PAC-MAN icon to set up a Private Match. If you’re struggling to find the item in the store, you can have the game take you directly there by choosing the Nintendo eShop from the game’s main menu.

The two bundles come with similar goods, with the Deluxe Pack obviously having more content. Here’s what’s in the Mode Unlock pack:

  • CPU BATTLE Mode
  • Password Match
  • SCORE ATTACK Mode
  • BLIND TIME ATTACK Mode, and
  • 8 PAC-MAN Arrangement’s Custom Themes

The PAC-MAN 99 Deluxe Pack comes with all of the above, plus all of the themes listed in the store. However, for the purpose of playing with your friends, you can just go for the Mode Unlock option.

Setting up a Private Match in PAC-MAN 99 so you can play with your friends is a quality feature that is bound to leads to lots of fun. Remember to restart the game after you purchase the feature, else it may not work. Be sure to check out the Shacknews PAC-MAN 99 page for more news on Namco’s pellet-munching hero.

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    April 7, 2021 8:45 PM

    Sam Chandler posted a new article, How to play with friends - PAC-MAN 99

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      April 7, 2021 9:01 PM

      i've yet to figure out how to play the game properly after 10minutes of fumbling around. it's weird that i need to use both the abxy buttons and the right stick to control 2 set of options while preventing pacmac from getting stuck in a corner.

      initial take: not fun, worse than mario 35.

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        April 7, 2021 11:10 PM

        No way. I just played 7 games. It's SUPER fun. For games 3-5 I tried switching the Style to "train" which I'm guessing gives you longer ghost chains, but I kinda switched back to default everything targetting and style for now. Game is much easier if you use the left stick for motion (needs to be enabled in settings). My latest run is my best so far, #4. I learned the hard way that ghosts only remain frightened for a second or so.

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          April 7, 2021 11:38 PM

          Best I got was 25. It’s super fun but I get distracted by everything on the maze and end up missing a ghost and losing.

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          April 8, 2021 12:14 AM

          grab power pellets to eat the ghosts and to get rid of the jammers.
          eat the fruit to respawn the ghost train icons and the power pellets.
          eat the ghosts to send them to other players.

          there's no incentive to eat pellets or to clear the boards.

          i'll put more time into it but i'm not convinced this is a pacmac game.

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            April 8, 2021 12:16 AM

            and i see some cheap strategies of hanging our next to the power pellets not moving. grab the power pellet only when a ghost comes near you and then make your way over to the next power pellet and repeat. the other players will kill themself off over time.

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            April 8, 2021 4:59 AM

            - eat half the pellets on the board to respawn fruit.
            - clear the board without eating a fruit to gain a speed boost (helps a ton in top 10)
            - eat fruit to de-spawn red jammers.
            (red jammers act like ghosts. power pellets make them freeze. do combos of 50x to send red jammers to other players)

            it feels very pac-man to me, but i was never good at regular pac-man to begin with. I think the game is a lot of fun... easy up to top 10, then you gotta get ahold of your nerves, make quick decisions, and not fuck up.

            i see these random streamers getting #1 a ton :(

            Just got #3 and #6 in a row. Sometimes you get lucky and get very few red jammers. Sometimes you get a ton of red moving red jammers.

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