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Pac-Man: Championship Edition DX

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PlayStation 3 2 3.8
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Xbox 360 4 4.4
Combined MobyScore 6 4.2


The Press Says

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100
Xbox 360Retro Spirit Games
With the free update sorting out the leaderboard and medals side of things - which include a rather large focus on sharing your accomplishments on Facebook - and the paid DLC giving you some exceptionally enjoyable levels and Namco fan service, DX+ is an absolute must-buy for existing fans of Pac-Man CE DX - indeed, I am sure most of you will have already spent the £5 on updating your copy of DX. For newcomers, I simply cannot recommend DX+ highly enough as it is the definitive version of Pac-Man Championship Edition, and is one of the purest, adrenaline fueled arcade videogames of all time, and as such, should be experienced by anyone with even a passing interest in the medium of gaming.
100
Xbox 360The A.V. Club
Pac-man Championship Edition DX bests the original in every way. The revision packs in the original game with eight other maze modes, which are unlocked by playing through a well-organized set of challenges, including time- and score-attack modes. The centerpiece maze is Championship II, which evolves the ghost-eating chains of the original to its logical conclusion. Where Championship I populated the maze with the familiar four primary-colored ghosts, II is littered with ghosts. Most of these sleeping ghosts who are awakened when Pac-Man passes by. As they chase the hero, they form into one long, ghoulish string. When Pac-Man hits a power pellet and turns the tables, that chain transforms into tens of thousands of satisfying points. There are also a wealth of presentation options that cover the gamut of Pac-man’s 30-year history, including even the weird rendered version of the little dude from 1996’s curio, Pac-Man Arrangement…
100
PlayStation 3The A.V. Club
Pac-man Championship Edition DX bests the original in every way. The revision packs in the original game with eight other maze modes, which are unlocked by playing through a well-organized set of challenges, including time- and score-attack modes. The centerpiece maze is Championship II, which evolves the ghost-eating chains of the original to its logical conclusion. Where Championship I populated the maze with the familiar four primary-colored ghosts, II is littered with ghosts. Most of these sleeping ghosts who are awakened when Pac-Man passes by. As they chase the hero, they form into one long, ghoulish string. When Pac-Man hits a power pellet and turns the tables, that chain transforms into tens of thousands of satisfying points. There are also a wealth of presentation options that cover the gamut of Pac-man’s 30-year history, including even the weird rendered version of the little dude from 1996’s curio, Pac-Man Arrangement…
90
PlayStation 3GameSpy
Though I still don't know what a perfect game of DX looks like, the fact that I'm still glued to it (despite -- at this point -- finishing what I estimate to be maybe one actual five-minute game in any given hour) should give you a pretty clear idea of how I feel about it.
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Xbox 360GameSpy
Though I still don't know what a perfect game of DX looks like, the fact that I'm still glued to it (despite -- at this point -- finishing what I estimate to be maybe one actual five-minute game in any given hour) should give you a pretty clear idea of how I feel about it.
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Xbox 360GameSpot
Three difficulty levels mean that players of any skill level can start at a speed they're comfortable with, offering a terrific experience to both those driven by a competitive desire to dominate on the leaderboards and those just looking for a fun and accessible game with a retro arcade feel. The new elements fuse so seamlessly with the familiar ones that DX immediately feels like a thrilling new game and a timeless classic at once. Thirty years after Pac-Man first became an arcade sensation, it's exhilarating to see new concepts introduced that make the whole experience of playing completely fresh and compulsively playable all over again. The original arcade superstar is back, and this is one of his best performances yet.
90
PlayStation 3GameSpot
Three difficulty levels mean that players of any skill level can start at a speed they're comfortable with, offering a terrific experience to both those driven by a competitive desire to dominate on the leaderboards and those just looking for a fun and accessible game with a retro arcade feel. The new elements fuse so seamlessly with the familiar ones that DX immediately feels like a thrilling new game and a timeless classic at once. Thirty years after Pac-Man first became an arcade sensation, it's exhilarating to see new concepts introduced that make the whole experience of playing completely fresh and compulsively playable all over again. The original arcade superstar is back, and this is one of his best performances yet.
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Windows PhoneRetro4Ever
The big question is how much would you be willing to spend on an incomplete version of Pac-Man C.E. DX? If you’re thinking it sounds like a great game for a dollar or two, you’d better think higher. The regular price on Xbox Marketplace is $6.99, which isn’t as much as the XBLA version, but you’re also getting three times as many stages with that one. While price might be an issue, there is no disputing that this is a great exclusive for the Windows Phone platform, just keep an eye on the online message boards to see if your phone has any issues with the game running, as some Windows 8 and tablet devices don’t seem to work with all of the drivers. I tested it on a Samsung Focus running Windows 7 Mango and didn’t have any problems. I love this game so when I upgrade to Windows 8 I certainly will make sure it works before I purchase!
80
WindowsChip Power Play
Auch mit über einem Dutzend unterschiedlicher Level-Layouts ist die Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+ kein Monster an Umfang und Abwechslung: In jedem Labyrinth wird dieselbe Handvoll Modi abgearbeitet, wenn auch mit wechselndem Anspruch, der sich aus der Positionierung des Level-Inventars und dem Verhalten der Geister ergibt. Dennoch ist das modernisierte Pac-Man ein Suchtmittel erster Güte: Laufwege lassen sich erlernen, Muster erkennen, optimale Strategien ausbaldowern — und übermannt einen doch mal das Chaos, lässt sich dank Zeitlupe und Bombe die Notbremse ziehen. Diese stilvoll coole Pac-Man-Version ist hektisch und herausfordernd, aber immer fair und hoch motivierend — erst recht, wenn die Online-Freundesliste gut gefüllt ist.