Apple Arcade adds player-vs-player Pac-man and baseball games, plus three more titles

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Apple Arcade adds PvP Pac-man and baseball games
Among the new titles on Apple Arcade are an Escheresque game and one that’s right for Halloween.
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Apple is working hard to meet its goal of offering over 100 games in Apple Arcade. Five more have been added, bringing the total to almost 90.

The latest additions include Ballistic Baseball, Pac-man Party Royal, and several more.

Four of these came in a single announcement on Twitter:

Let’s tackle these individually.

Ballistic Baseball by Gameloft

The World Series starts soon. Get in the game yourself with Ballistic Baseball.

Gameloft says:

Ballistic Baseball is a real time PVP baseball game that captures the intense battle of skill and wits between pitcher and batter. Play versus opponents in real-time matches on iOS, macOS and tvOS devices in seamless cross play.

“Put your baseball strategy to the test in live head-to-head matches where you’ll choose the perfect pitch to strike out opponents, or swing for the fences on your way to becoming a champion.”

It’s available now from Apple Arcade.

Pac-man Party Royal from Bandai Namcom

This new twist on a classic  Pac-man game lets up to four players be oddly-shaped at the same time.

Bandai Namcom’s description says:

“Eat pellets to gain speed and catch the super pellet first, and see your friends and the ghosts running away from you as you turn into an unstoppable chomping machine! Be careful, the more Pac-Man you eat, the more ghosts there will be, and they will try to get revenge on those who eat them!”

Pac-man Party Royal can be downloaded now from Apple Arcade.

Manifold Garden by William Chyr

The developer of Manifold Garden, William Chyr, says:

“Explore a beautiful Escheresque world where the laws of physics are different. Geometry repeat infinitely in every direction, and falling down leads you back to where you started. Manipulate gravity to change your perspective and see the world in new ways. Master the rules of the universe and restore a barren world with vegetation and life.”

Manifold Garden is available now.

Things That Go Bump by Tinybop

Halloween is right around the corner, and in the spirit of the season there’s Things That Go Bump.

Tinybop says about its creation:

“In Things That Go Bump, familiar objects and rooms come to life every night, and nothing looks quite as it does in the day. Create your creature, and battle your friends, but beware the house spirits! They can destroy and they can give life. Battle, create, and make your way through the rooms of the house, and slowly you will unravel the secret of Things That Go Bump.”

This spooky game is available only as part of Apple Arcade.

Sneaky Sasquatch by RAC7 Games

The fifth title coming to Apple Arcade in the last few days is Sneaky Sasquatch, which got its own Twitter announcement:

Download this RAC7 Games offering today.

More about Apple Arcade

Getting access to all of these games, and over 80 more costs $4.99 a month, but that’s all — in-app purchases and ads are banned from this service.

All Apple Arcade offerings are playable on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Mac, with a player’s game state jumping from device to device as they switch.

Plus, many titles support Xbox and PS4 controllers, not just touchscreens and keyboards/mice.