Pac-Man Collection Reviews (Game Boy Advance)

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The Most Authentic, "Original" Pac-Man Experience. Guy Chapman (2001) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
It's Pac-Man, you couldn't want any more, right? Wrong! bowser724 (29) unrated

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Taken separately, these games are fun enough to play, but by no means a must-buy. Taken together, the four titles that you'll find on here make this cart an absolute must for any fan of classic games or anyone looking for a good time-waster. Chances are great that you'll find something on here that you like, and once you tire of it you can switch to one of the other games. Sure, you'll wish that the GBA's display were a little bigger, but for the most part Pac-Man Collection fits the system perfectly. With games designed for quick play and a system designed for the same, it's hard to go wrong.
IGN (Jul 16, 2001)
The game lacks a battery to save high-scores, but that's a small complaint as each of these arcade machines wiped clean when the power turned off. All of these games are loads of fun to play, some more so than others -- Pac Attack is probably considered the loser of the bunch, but even this one has some merits in the compilation pack. Four games on one cartridge for the Game Boy Advance's low-end pricing. It's absolutely worth it, even if you bought Namco Museum just for Ms. Pac-Man.
GameSpy (Jan, 2002)
Pac-Man itself is still a great game and worth playing for nostalgia reasons alone, but the collection feels incomplete without Ms. Pac Man, the only Pac sequel truly worth playing. Essentially the same game the lovely Ms. offers twists like fruit that bounces through the levels and additional mazes, making for a better play experience overall. The only problem with this collection is that it's proof positive that Pac-Man and his lovely Ms. were the apex of the series (though Pac-Arrangement is still pretty interesting). However, the Pac-Man Collection is still a worthwhile addition to any retro fans portable library, especially if you get a thrill when you hear the opening notes of the Pac-Man theme like I do.
GameSpot (Jul 17, 2001)
Regardless of their age, the simple, undemanding diversions found in Pac-Man Collection are perfect for today's portable systems. By selectively targeting a single franchise and including nearly perfect ports, Namco has made a compilation that Pac-Man fans are sure to enjoy.
GamePro (US) (Aug 01, 2001)
Pac-Man is gaming’s global goodwill ambassador, so it’s only appropriate for him to have a Game Boy Advance title all his own: four games in one cart, ready to hit the road. However, this game isn’t the yellow circle’s finest hour.
Advance (2001)
Grafik und Sound sind zweckmäßig, können aber gegen moderne Spiele keinen Stich machen und reizen den GBA nicht annähernd aus. Schade, dass Mass Media nur vier Pac-Man-Spiele auf das Modul gepackt und das restliche halbe Dutzend offizieller Spiele ignoriert hat - mit einer vollständigen Pac-Man Collection wäre eine 80er-Wertung überhaupt kein Problem gewesen...
65 (Dec 08, 2001)
Au final, pac-Man Collection s'en sort bien mieux que Namco Museum (il faut dire que certains jeux sont plus récents), et pour peu que vous ayez la nostalgie des Pac-Man de votre jeunesse, vous ne devriez pas vous priver de ce titre qui vous fera passer de bons moments sur votre GBA.
Namco ne cesse de recycler ses vieilleries. Après Namco Museum, nous avons le droit à une compilation en l’honneur de Pac-Man. Les aventure de la petit boule jaune vorace ont été déclinées en quatre versions sur cette cartouche. On y retrouve bien entendu la version classique (deux vues sont proposées), ainsi que Pac-Man Arrangement qui apporte quelques améliorations graphiques. Pack-Attack est quant à lui un Tetris-like peu convainquant. Enfin, Pac-Mania est le meilleur du lot. La représentation est en 3D isométrique et apporte quelques nouveautés, telles que la possibilité de sauter au-dessus des fantômes. Rien d’excitant dans l’ensemble ! Ajoutons qu’il est impossible de sauvegarder ses scores et qu’il n’y a pas de mode multi-joueurs. Tout cela vous est proposé pour la modique somme de 55 €. Au secours !