• Release date: 11/29/2012
  • Developer: NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.
  • Content rating: ESRB E
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  • Release date: 11/29/2012
  • Developer: NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.
  • Publisher: NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
  • Genre: MiscAction
  • Content rating: ESRB E
  • Features: 2 players simultaneous

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PAC-MAN Review: Everything Old Is New Again

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Here is a classic game which is known and adored by plenty of people. It was released in 1980, and now thousands of new players download PAC-MAN and enjoy this unique Arcade gaming.

Graphics: 3

We would not put the things about this game under one umbrella, because some levels are really cool, the others are designed quite badly if we’re honest. But it runs rather fast, though, someone would want it to be faster. So, you see, what we mean. Graphics are rather good, but you will feel that there is a room for improvement. You can apply or turn off different options. Here you will enjoy friendly music, commentary of someone who gives clues warning PacMan about existing danger, pointing at the fruits and so on. If the voice seems annoying, a player can tune it out.

Gameplay: 5

This game is considered iconic. Main character is Pac Man navigated by a player through a long maze where four ghosts live. Target is to get a lot of points which are provided when a Pac Man eats all Power Dots appearing on his way and avoids those ghosts. When the task is performed, you’ll get to the next level. But that is not easy at all. Ghosts constitute a danger chasing Pac-Man inside the maze. These monsters are designed in the way to make gaming fun. Their behavior complicates task performance. Each contact with them results in life losing. In the beginning there are 3 lives. That number can be changed up to five. When you obtain 10 000 points, you are awarded with one extra life. This performance is also adjustable. To increase your bonus supply, you can eat fruits appearing from time to time. It is important to do it in a particular moment before it’s too late.

Controls: 4

Controls are not extremely complex. Player has a control pad and stick applying them he makes a character to move in various directions. There are options of pausing the game and slowing down ghosts. Advance controls do not require using any buttons. You can switch between PacMan and ghost, but this is rather tiresome because game suggests to do it frequently. So, you can refuse this opportunity.

Replay Value: 5

Here there is randomness and an idea that a player gets an environment where he is expected to get in-depth, in those details developed by a designer. You can master your skills and, thus, try a level again and again in order to get a perfect result. Nowadays, there is the game family with other versions developed with the same plot but different additions. There is a female counterpart, half pinball, a bigger release with higher speed and cartoon stories. But the first original game still is very popular.


In PAC-MAN review, we tried to be objective showing the advantages and weak points of this game. But if you play it once, you’ll forget about our findings and will hardly be able to interrupt.



Download PAC-MAN and join billiards of players which have been enjoying it for almost forty years.

Pros : Complexity allows mastering the skills.
High replayability.
There are tips.

Cons : Quite primitive graphics.

Graphics 3.0

Gameplay 5.0

Controls 4.0

Replay Value 5.0

Average : 4.3


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