Pac-Man Mega Tunnel Battle Is Now Available For Stadia

Prove your mettle.
Prove your mettle. Bandai Namco

For those who have been looking forward to trying out a multiplayer Pac-Man, now’s the time. Pac-Man Mega Tunnel Battle has been released, though it’s exclusive for the Google Stadia. See if you have what it takes to be the last chomper standing in what could be the largest multiplayer Pac-Man game even made.

Pac-Man Mega Tunnel Battle was developed as part of the celebration for Pac-Man’s 40th anniversary. The game makes use of the Stadia cloud gaming platform from Google in order to offer a truly large multiplayer game. How large, you ask? Mega Tunnel Battle allows a maximum of 64 players to play together.

The gameplay itself features an interconnected grid of Pac-Man mazes where each player needs to outwit and outlast the others and be the last Pac-Man standing. Think of it as a battle royale, but in Pac-Man style. Making the fights even more interesting is that the game is introducing new power-ups which are sure to turn the tide of battle.

Pac-Man Mega Tunnel Battle also gives players a chance to customize their very own Pac-Man with fun cosmetic unlocks. There’s also an interesting feature which is the Spectator Mode, and this one allows viewers to play a significant role in each game.

Back in October, Bandai Namco Entertainment America said in a statement that despite being released all the way back in 1980, the Pac-Man franchise has managed to stay relevant by reinventing itself to keep in stride with the current technology while not losing focus on its retro arcade roots. Brand Manager Pearl Lai revealed that Mega Tunnel Battle manages to use the classic gameplay Pac-Man is known for and turn it “into a fight for survival in a fun retro take on the current battle-royale craze using Google’s cutting-edge cloud gaming infrastructure.”

Pac-Man Mega Tunnel Battle is playable on phones, tablets, laptops, and PCs, through Stadia. The game is currently rated by the ESRB at “E” and is priced at $19.99. Prior to the actual release, developer Heavy Iron Studios released a playable demo for a limited time.

What do you think? Are you ready to fight it out and be the last Pac-Man standing?

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