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But just because the game was influenced by Pac-Man does not mean that it's completely derivative. In fact, it took me a few minutes to make the connection. This isn't a blatant rip-off like Lock N' Chase or Thief, both of which center on the cops-are-the-bad-guys motif in a maze-like setting. City Connection differs enough with Pac-Man not to be considered a rip-off, yet it has a similar charm. So while this game is not revolutionary by any means, it deserves to be played. Treat yourself to a game of City Connection.
City Connection's gameplay is limited and it's odd that a basic, three-year-old game was ported to the console in the same year as far more accomplished titles such as Contra and Mega Man II. Some people might enjoy this unique twist on Pac-Man but for me the lack of variety and constant wrestling with the controls really let it down.
Each level, obviously, gets a little more difficult, but by the second level, you’ll be asking why you’re even investing time into this poorly conceived and executed waste of time.