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ARCADE GAME SERIES: PAC-MAN

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  • Release date: 4/19/2016
  • Developer: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
  • Publisher: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
  • Genre: Misc
  • Content rating: ESRB Everyone

ARCADE GAME SERIES: PAC-MAN

ARCADE GAME SERIES: PAC-MAN

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
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Arcade Game Series: Pac-Man is an action and arcade game, developed by BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc. It was released on the 20th April 2016. You'll have to move, eat pac-dots and avoid ghosts in this game. Common features here coincide with the rules of the popular predecessor, but there have appeared some additional peculiarities. We should note that now the game is available not only on PC or Nintendo but also on Xbox One. 

Back to origins 3/5

Graphics in this version look nearly like in the original game that was created in the 1980s. So, it's impossible to say that they are bad. Absolutely no! Here you'll see an authentic picture that will remind you of childhood and time of slot machines. So, in front of you will appear a labyrinth with pixel ghosts, blocks, white dots, and the main hero, named Pac-man. Our protagonist's animation is rather funny, like in the original version: it constantly widely opens its mouth.

Eat and avoid ghosts 4/5

Players face the task of collecting all the points on the levels and avoiding collisions with hostile ghosts. The level ends when all the points are eaten. Enemy units are in the center, in the house. They leave it one by one. If Pac-Man eats a large white dot (Energizer), then for a few seconds, ghosts become vulnerable and avoid meeting the main hero themselves. Also, there are various bonuses, fruit, eating in which the player gets additional points.

Just guide the hero 4/5

We can say that controls are rather intuitive in this game: just guide Pac-Man and avoid hostile ghosts with the help of several main buttons. Here it's impossible to jump, run, speed up or do something else. You don't even need to press additional keys to eat white dots. So, such controls are perfect for those who want to relax and not for those who like hardcore games like Dark Souls (we know that it's the bad comparison). 

Only true fans will be carried away 2/5

We want to take courage in both hands and declare that this project will capture the attention of only true fans. Yes, it's interesting to return to childhood and spend an hour or two in this game. No more. Levels here are rather similar, there's no plot, and the competitive element is absent. So, Arcade Game Series: Pac-Man may help you to spend some time, but don't reckon on something unusual and great.

Conclusion

All in all, we can declare that Arcade Game Series: Pac-Man plays on your nostalgic feelings. It doesn't have pretensions to be called one of the best projects on Xbox. Anyway, it also can't be given the title of a bad game: here you can spend free time and chill out. If you don't wait much from Arcade Game Series: Pac-Man, then try it. But if you have been looking for something unique, then pay attention to something else.


Pros : Intuitive controls;
Reminds of childhood;
Presence of the famous 256th level.

Cons : Low replay value;
Too simple gameplay without additional features.


Graphics 3

Gameplay 4

Controls 4

Replay Value 2


Average : 3.3




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