Tag: Pac man »
[Wondering if its worth getting into another Pac-Man game? Check out our PAC-MAN CE DX review.]
So, you’ve just bought PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX and you’re not quite sure where to begin. It’s all looking pretty different from the PAC-MAN of old, right? That’s because PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX happens to be one of the best versions out there, and we’re here to guide you through the paces early on so that your high scores can only get better.
The new game turns a bug from the original PAC-MAN (and other early games in the franchise) into a feature by having players make a mad dash through an endless maze - with the infamous glitch in hot pursuit. Along with Inky, Pinky, Blinky, and Clyde of course. Coins and power-ups will also be available to help even the playing field a tiny bit (but not too much).
PAC-MAN 256 will be available on the App Store later this summer as a free download.
Last week Bandai Namco celebrated Global Gamers Day in Las Vegas, showcasing a number of new games in their lineup for 2015. And a few mobile games as well.
First off, there was talk of a big update for PAC-MAN. It's not out yet, but once it's live players will be able to take advantage of an improved interface that makes choosing between available mazes a bit easier, pick from three revamped difficulties (Easy, Hard, and Original), and will have access to online tournaments against other players. A similar interface update is planned for Ms. PAC-MAN, but there's been no confirmation of the tournement mode making it's way over. At least not yet.
Also on the PAC-MAN front, PAC-MAN CEDX should finally be coming out this summer. A big part of the delay is because Bandai Namco has been listening to fan feedback and has completely scrapped the free-to-play model in favor of a premium download. It's going to offer controller support, too!
Cinemagic was also on display. This silly match-3 movie-making game seems largely unchanged from the version that was shown off last year at E3, but it still looks like fun. And from what I've played of it, I think it will be. It's still all about picking actors and themes, then matching the appropriate symbols within a set move limit to make your movie as efficiently (and as good) as you can, and I'm okay with that.
Finally, we got to see a very early build of an upcoming tower defense game based around "Pixels," the new film staringAdam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, and Peter Dinklage that's due out this summer. Granted it was still in an alpha state (maybe even pre-alpha), but it seems to have potential. On top of the typical tower defense stuff - and a little Kingdom Rush style use of controllable heroes (or "Arcaders") - it also provides players with the option to designate target priorities. This means you can set turrets to target random enemies, those that are fastest, and so on. It's probably not the first tower defense game to try this, but it's an interesting feature nonetheless.
At the base of the campaign is a new maze pack for Ms. PAC-MAN and PAC-MAN, titled the 'Hope Maze', with all purchases of the $0.99 pack going directly towards supporting the National Breast Cancer Foundation. In addition, the in-game interface in both games will be going pink for the month of October.
NBCF Founder and CEO Janelle Hail had this to say on the campaign:
We are very excited about our new partnership with Bandai Namco and the Ms. PAC-MAN Pink Ribbon Campaign. By encouraging their gamers to Join the Pac, we can reach more women than ever with our message of hope. The funds they raise will allow us to provide early detection services for women in need in all 50 states.
Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man are both available on the App Store now for $3.99, with the 'Hope Maze' available as an in-app purchase in both games for $0.99.
Over at San Diego Comic Con, Bandai Namco announced two new games for iOS: PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX, a sequel to Championship Edition, and PAC-MAN Friends, a new original game for the platform.
PAC-MAN Friends will challenge players to use 'intuitive' tilt controls in order to rescue Pac-Man's nine friends from the ghost's castle, with the game containing 95 increasingly challenging levels across six worlds. PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX, meanwhile, will bring the three modes of the original (Score Attack, Time Attack, and Ghost Combo) and add in seven zones with over 150 levels between them into the mix. New power-ups and boosts will also make their way into the game, hopefully giving players a leg-up on their way to high scores.
PAC-MAN Friends is set to make its way onto mobile devices this September, whilst PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX will arrive this November.
GREE and BANDAI NAMCO Games Inc. have collaborated to release to release PAC-MAN MONSTERS for iOS isers. Based on the 80s arcade game, it incorporates the look, sound effects, and characters from the original, with RPG elements.
From the press release:
In PAC-MAN MONSTERS, players are invited to take on the role of the iconic hero PAC-MAN and set off with a band of friendly monsters on an epic adventure across Pac Land. PAC-MAN, with the help of his friends and the pellets he gobbles up around the puzzle grid, protects Pac Land and attacks the variety of monsters that are hell-bent on the destruction of Pac Land.
PAC-MAN MONSTERS is available for free on the App Store.