PAC-MAN Championship Edition – Review
App Type: Uncategorized
By: Namco Networks America
Version #: 1.0.0
Date Released: 2010-02-23
Price: 2.99User Rating:
If you were a child growing up in the 80s or maybe a parent of a child at that time, I’m sure you got hooked on the old video games like PacMan. It was the rage all over the globe in arcades and even on your own home video system. Now, you can get PAC-MAN on your iPhone thanks to Namco Networks America Inc.
Once you install the game, touch the screen and you’ll get the Main Menu where you can choose to PLAY GAME, choose whether you want your sound on or OFF (in the OPTIONS setting), list HIGH SCORES or get HELP. Before playing the game, it’s best to get familiar with the controls and remind yourself of how the game is played. Touch HELP and you’ll find an INTRO, RULES & GOALS, HINTS & TIPS and CONTROLS.
To start playing, choose PLAY GAME from the MAIN MENU, and you can select your mode – EASY , NORMAL or ORIGINAL. Next, touch START GAME and you will get to choose the method you want to use for controlling the PAC-MAN. There are 3 different methods (each is explained in the CONTROLS section of the HELP screen as well as below.)
The 3 ways to control the PAC-Man are D-PAD Mode, SWIPE MODE and ACCELEROMETER MODE. In each of the modes, you will see the control pad at the bottom. The D-PAD Mode allows you to touch the arrows on the directional pad, allowing you to move the PAC-MAN in a specific direction – left, right, up, and down. The SWIPE MODE allows you to drag your finger across the screen in any of the four directions. Once you swipe the screen, the PAC-MAN will move in that direction even if you lift your finger, until you swipe in a new direction. The last option is the ACCELEROMETER MODE. This allows you to lean or rotate the device in the direction you want PAC-MAN to move.
Once you’ve chosen your mode, you’re ready to go. PAC-MAN is just like the old arcade game, but even better, thanks to the excellent graphics and easy-to-use touch-screen controls. The objective of the game is to guide the PAC-MAN through the maze, eating the dots and power pellets, trying to clear the maze while avoiding the ghosts. If you eat a power pellet, the ghosts turn blue and you can eat them, earning extra points, but you better eat them before they eat you. You can also earn extra points by eating the fruit that bounces around the screen. The more levels you complete the more points and lives you can get, but the screens do get harder. If you want to pause your game, touch the blue MENU button in the bottom left screen.
PAC-MAN for the iPhone is a great game. It is just as fun as I remember and once again, I’m addicted! The PAC-MAN Lite version which is free, allows you to try the first stage of the game. The full version of PAC-MAN is $4.99 and gives you the complete game. I think its 4.99 well spent, since I love this sort of retro game that i can take with me!
Would I Buy Again:yes of course
Who Is It For:all gamers of all ages
What I Like:layout
Final Statement:great retro fun
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