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Contributed by havoc of smeg (11975) on Jan 22, 2012.
Are you skilled enough to stay alive through all the stages? This classic video game was released in 1980, and became a phenomenon around the world. The Guinness Book of World Records acknowledged Pac-Man as the "Most Successful Coin-Operated Game in History" in 2005. Now you won't need a pocketful of quarters to play this classic arcade title. Look for it on Xbox Live®.
Contributed by havoc of smeg (11975) on Sep 26, 2010.
Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4621) on Aug 10, 2008.
8 SKILL LEVELS
Back In Pac
In the immortal words of either Pac-Man or Fozzie The Bear: "Wakka-wakka-wakka."
What made Pac-Man an icon of the 1980s and an icon of video game culture? Highly addictive gameplay and shrewd marketing deals of the sort that Mary-Kate and Ashley must lie awake at night wishing they could dream of. Although he's often imitated, it's impossible to replace the original Pac-Man, now part of the NES Classics series for Game Boy Advance.
Pac-Man's brilliant maze-based action made Namco a major player in video games. Not only did this quarter-guzzling yellow dynamo capture the attention of gamers everywhere, it spawned game sequels, cartoons and snappy T-shirt designs. In true American fashion, Pac-Man's cultural immortality was assured by the emergence of a hit single, "Pac-Man Fever."
In the NES Classics game, Pac-Man gets to do what he does best: chomp pellets and ghosts. You maneuver the mouth-man through a maze filled with pellets, fruit, power pellets and ghosts. Blinky, Pinky, Clyde and Inky aren't real smart, but they sure move fast as the game progresses. Two players can take turns mastering the maze, either on the same Game Pak or through the Game Boy Advance Game Link Cable.
Witness Pac-Man's swingin' bachelor days prior to Ms. Pac-Man in the game that defined a generation.
Contributed by Xoleras (66315) on Jan 31, 2005.
Wakka-wakka-wakka. Namco put itself on the map with this ingenious maze-based game. Chomp the pellets and fruit and elude the cute but deadly ghosts. Turn the tables by eating a power pellet, then eat the ghosts. You’ll advance through mazes legendary for their brilliant design. The gimmick song inspired by Pac-Man is long forgotten. But Pac-Man’s classic gameplay lives on. Prepare to enjoy.
Contributed by gamewarrior (5069) on Nov 07, 2004.
ONE PLAYER * TWO PLAYERS
Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4621) on Mar 07, 2004.
PAC-MAN races around a maze, gobbling up dots and dodging ghosts. (Just like the arcade game, these ghosts come in four colors - red, pink,green and orange.) In the four corners of the maze there are power pills. When PAC-MAN eats one, the ghosts all turn blue, and he can eat them, too. But he has to hurry before the spell wears off, or they'll devour him.
Contributed by RKL (5614) on Dec 16, 2003.
In this engaging game, you guide the PAC-MAN around a maze to gobble up dots for points, while dodging ghosts. In the four corners of the maze are special tablets. When PAC-MAN eats one, he changes color and can then eat the ghost. But he has to hurry and catch the ghosts before he changes color again, or they'll eat him.
One or two players
Contributed by RKL (5614) on Oct 01, 2003.
Contributed by RKL (5614) on Sep 19, 2003.
Gobble gobble, gulp! Who's munching Power Pellets? Who's zipping around the maze at top speed, chomping up ghosts and scoring big points? It's Pac-Man, the world's hungriest character! Devour a fruit treat and get a big bonus score. But if you're caught by the little haunters, you're ghostflakes! Use the warp tunnel for a quick escape.
Now play this classic game alone or with a friend. Connect your Game Boys for double Pac-Man mania. Scramble around your own maze and chomp a ghost. It pops up in your opponent's maze, and he's got to skedaddle even faster!
THE THRILL OF THE ARCADE GAME
The refinements of dot chomping lead to high scores as hungry Pac-Man avoids ambush by coracious goblins. When Pac-Man gulps an energy dot, he can turn the tables and eat everything in sight... that includes yummy bonus nuggets, sending scores into the thousands. But goblins won't allow themselves to be gobbled for long; and soon become their old selves, fast and sneaky, to try to put an end to Pac-Man's three lives.
Contributed by Trixter (8745) on May 26, 1999.