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Pac-Man: Championship Edition is a sequel, by the same developer Tōru Iwatani, done in the style of the original classic. As before, you are Pac-Man and you are in a maze with dots, power pellets and hosts. The object is to eat the dots and avoid the ghosts, unless you eat a power pellet, which gives you the ability to eat the ghosts for a few seconds.

What's new here is many different mazes and modes. This is designed from the ground up as a console game, so some arcade traditions are lost. The object is no longer to try to survive/get a high score without losing quarters, but to get a high score in a set time limit. You do still have a set number of lives, which makes your time end early if you lose all them.

Unlike the original or its prodigy, Championship Edition isn't broken into distinct levels. Once you clear one side of the maze, a fruit appears on the other side. Eating the fruit regenerates the empty half with new walls, dots, power pellets, etc and increases the game speed.

The iPhone version of the game adds two additional modes. In "Mission Mode", you must clear a specific goal set by the game at the beginning of play (such as eating two apples, or eating eight ghosts consecutively). In "Challenge Mode", you must aim to achieve the top score for each course, but this time the ghosts have been sped up so that they are initially much faster.

The look is a bright neon which evokes the classic Pac-Man but takes advantage of nearly 30 years of increased computer power.


Pac-Man: Championship Edition Xbox 360 Consecutive ghost munching increases the value, maxing out at 3200 points.
Pac-Man: Championship Edition Xbox 360 This map is dark - it gets tricky when you've eaten a lot of the pellets!
Pac-Man: Championship Edition Xbox 360 This mode is a ten minute endurance challenge!
Pac-Man: Championship Edition Xbox 360 Extra mode 2

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A Classic Game Properly Updated. Guy Chapman (1739) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Extreme Gamer Jul 05, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Thunderbolt Games Apr 07, 2008 9 out of 10 90
1UP Jun 11, 2007 9 out of 10 90 Jun 17, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Good Game Feb 25, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN Jun 06, 2007 8.4 out of 10 84 Jul 26, 2007 82 out of 100 82
TalkXbox Jun 09, 2007 80 out of 100 80
GameSpot Jun 06, 2007 7.9 out of 10 79
Gamernode Jun 11, 2007 7.7 out of 10 77


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1001 Video Games

The Xbox 360 version of Pac-Man Champ Ed appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
Ace of Sevens (4225) added Pac-Man: Championship Edition (Xbox 360) on Jun 07, 2007
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