‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President‘Undertale’s’ Sans Is Basically a Brand New ‘Sma… Who Are They?Pac-Man (or Puck-Man if you’re feeling cheeky) is the little yellow hungry circle man who reached feverish unprecedented levels of gaming popularity during the 80s arcade craze. He’s older than Mario and, at least for a time, is arguably more famous. Pac-Man lore is about as abstract at the original game itself. But really what more do you need to know beyond “eating pellets” and “chasing ghosts?”Smash HistorySmash Wii U/3DS was developed by Bandai Namco, and considering Pac-Man is what put Namco on the map we were surprised when Mega Man was announced as the next third-party guest character. But soon enough Pac-Man was revealed as well, a yellow counterpoint to Mario’s red and Sonic/Mega Man’s blue. That’s a nice little quartet right there, and Pac-Man was actually the only other third-party character before DLC.What Looks New in Ultimate?Pac-Man was never a great character. He mostly gets by on his tricky trap moves like tossing down a fire hydrant, cycling between different fruit projectiles with weird properties, and throwing out a power pellet to chase and eat. But he’s not going to win in a straight-up punching contest, even if he can summon ghosts as smash attacks. In Ultimate he has a little more power/combo potential, and his awful grab is much faster. But then he also has weird nerfs like a newly vulnerable trampoline recovery. So it’s kind of a wash.Our Hopes?We want three things for Pac-Man. One, he should be better as he’s one of the most delightful additions to the roster, tiers notwithstanding. Two, Ms. Pac-Man should be a skin, just get over your Western bootleg bias and admit Ms. Pac-Man was the better game. And three, Pac-Man’s only stage shouldn’t be based on the relatively obscure Pac-Land. It should be, you know, the game Pac-Man. Cutting that 3DS stage honestly makes no sense. Upgrade it to Pac-Man Championship Edition’s neon club dream!Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is available now. Read our review of this majestic video game pageant. And for more check out cool Switch games to play that aren’t Smash Bros., because those definitely exist.View as: One Page Slides1/761. Read Mario’s Guide2. Read Donkey Kong’s Guide3. Read Link’s Guide4. Read Samus’s Guide5. Read Dark Samus’s Guide6. Read Yoshi’s Guide7. Read Kirby’s Guide8. Read Fox’s Guide9. Read Pikachu’s Guide10. Read Luigi’s Guide11. Read Ness’s Guide12. Read Captain Falcon’s Guide13. Read Jigglypuff’s Guide14. Read Peach’s Guide15. Read Daisy’s Guide16. Read Bowser’s Guide17. Read Ice Climbers’ Guide18. Read Sheik’s Guide19. Read Zelda’s Guide20. Read Dr. Mario’s Guide21. Read Pichu’s Guide22. Read Falco’s Guide23. 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Read Corrin’s Guide64. Read Bayonetta’s Guide65. Read Inkling’s Guide66. Read Ridley’s Guide67. Read Simon’s Guide68. Read Richter’s Guide69. Read King K. Rool’s Guide70. Read Isabelle’s Guide71. Read Ken’s Guide72. Read Incineroar’s Guide73. Read Piranha Plant’s Guide74. Read Joker’s Guide75. Read Hero’s Guide76. Read Banjo and Kazooie’s Guide Stay on target Pac-Man Hungers For Battle!Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is huge. Not just in terms of hype and importance and sales potential, but just in terms of sheer stuff. The Nintendo Switch mascot fighter features over a hundred stages, nearly a thousand songs, and too many Pokemon and items and Assist Trophies to think of crammed onto a cartridge you can plan on the go or on a TV. When you have as many big franchises as Nintendo, putting them all in one game will make that game is very big boy indeed.But the biggest, most exciting thing about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is its mind-blowing, heartwarming roster of playable characters. Fighting games pride themselves not just on the strength of their mechanics but the strength of its fighters, especially in a crossover fighters like this. And Super Smash Bros. Ultimate crushes all rivals by including every single playable character from the across the four previous games in the twenty-year-old series. Include the new combatants and so far we have over 70 fighters to wrap our heads around. We’re excited, but we’re also intimidated. So to get ready for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, every day, character by character, we’re creating the ultimate guide to all of its characters. Today’s fighter: Pac-Man.