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PAC-MAN Mega Tunnel Battle: Chomp Champs launches in early May

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I know I'm going to be suckered into PAC-MAN Mega Tunnel Battle: Chomp Champs when it releases on May 8th, after previously being a Stadia exclusive. Good to see more ex-Stadia games actually come to PC properly like this. Although, the press releases said May 9th, but Steam say May 8th so the Steam date might change.

After playing it myself on Stadia, before Google hit the dreaded killswitch, it actually was genuinely good fun. And unless they do something ridiculous with it, no doubt it will work really well with Proton on Steam Deck and Desktop Linux.

This is no normal PAC-MAN, it's a battle royale styled game with 64-player battles and various colourful connected mazes.

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From the press release:

Ready to welcome players of varying skill levels, game modes include Elimination Mode with arcade-style action where players of any rank can compete and earn Tokens to redeem on customisation items, and Ranked Mode where players battle against similarly skilled opponents from around the world and gain Rank XP earning their place on the leaderboards. 

PAC-MAN MEGA TUNNEL BATTLE: CHOMP CHAMPS includes a Friend system that lets players drop into the same match with friends, track progress, and spectate the action when their friends – or foes – are playing the game.

It has cross-platform multiplayer too, so finding a game with friends shouldn't be an issue.

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Pengling Apr 16
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I was looking forward to this one, especially since maze-chase is largely a starved genre, but they've lost me - I thought this was going to be a free-to-play title with avoidable spends, like other ex-Stadia titles I've encountered were, my bad! I'm not going to pay money for an online-only game which will inevitably be gone a few years down the line, no matter how good it is.


Last edited by Pengling on 16 April 2024 at 12:45 pm UTC
The title "PAC-MAN Mega Tunnel Battle: Chomp Champs"........ Just makes me think of this........
sonic2kk Apr 16
Here's hoping there's no Anti-Cheat nonsense, even if it's got Proton support enabled this just adds yet another lifespan to the game (not to mention more Epic Games junk).

I'll keep a cautious eye on this, but at worst, we can stick to the tried and true ARCADE GAME SERIES: PAC-MAN (there are better ways to play Pac-Man, but this is convenient and legal.)
Pengling Apr 16
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Quoting: sonic2kkI'll keep a cautious eye on this, but at worst, we can stick to the tried and true ARCADE GAME SERIES: PAC-MAN (there are better ways to play Pac-Man, but this is convenient and legal.)
I genuinely love those re-releases, and wish they had done more of them! (Mappy, please! ) They may be barebones, but they're to-the-point and work as they should, and they're really cheap in sales.
Quoting: sonic2kkHere's hoping there's no Anti-Cheat nonsense, even if it's got Proton support enabled this just adds yet another lifespan to the game (not to mention more Epic Games junk).

I'll keep a cautious eye on this, but at worst, we can stick to the tried and true ARCADE GAME SERIES: PAC-MAN (there are better ways to play Pac-Man, but this is convenient and legal.)

There's pacman museum+ as well which works great on proton

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1665130/PACMAN_MUSEUM/

Honestly I love anything pacman but like the other person said, not willing to spend money on an online only game. I wouldn't be surprised if it didn't retain a very healthy playerbase for very long, even with crossplay :-/

I'm still going to wishlist it and might buy it on discount one day
So is this some new version of Arch's packaging system?
Pengling Apr 16
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Quoting: Purple Library GuySo is this some new version of Arch's packaging system?
I've got Pac-Man Fever! It's drivin' me crazy! I've got Pac-Man Fever! I'm goin' out of my mind!
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Quoting: Purple Library GuySo is this some new version of Arch's packaging system?
I've got Pac-Man Fever! It's drivin' me crazy! I've got Pac-Man Fever! I'm goin' out of my mind!

I prescribe 2 Bomberman Candy a day and lots of rest...... That should help cure Pac-Man Fever.......


Last edited by StoneColdSpider on 17 April 2024 at 1:40 am UTC
hardpenguin Apr 17
Quoting: PenglingI genuinely love those re-releases, and wish they had done more of them! (Mappy, please! ) They may be barebones, but they're to-the-point and work as they should, and they're really cheap in sales.
My thoughts exactly, that is one way to keep the over 40-yo game alive. Nobody is forced to buy them and the fans can enjoy improved visuals ☺️.
hardpenguin Apr 17
Quoting: Purple Library GuySo is this some new version of Arch's packaging system?
pacman with particle effects when
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