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Pac-Man World

Action video game by Namco for the PlayStation 1

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PacMan Got A Face Lift!

  • Jan 9, 2003
Rating:
+3
Pros: three different games including classic PacMan; Easy to Understand

Cons: sometimes a little TOO challenging... can get really frustrating.

The Bottom Line: PacMan World is a great game for anyone to play... challenging and fun.

We all remember PacMan. Whether playing in the local pizzeria or at home, we could identify the yellow circle that ate the power pellets and avoided ghosts. PacMan grew more and more popular as technology and entertainment matured. There was a PacMan cartoon on Saturday mornings and even PacMan cereal. Then, he seemingly went into retirement in the early 90s, not to be heard from for about a decade.

Now PacMan is back in full effect for Sony PlayStation. There are three separate games on PacMan World. The first one I tried is Classic PacMan, which is the arcade game that we all know and love. Nothing is different. You have to clear the board by eating all of the power pellets and avoiding the ghosts. If you eat one of the larger pellets, earn more points by eating a ghost when it is blue or blinking blue and white. The fruits that bounce throughout the game sporadically also give you more points.

The second game is PacMan Mazes. It is the new animated PacMan going through a maze to eat all of the power pellets and avoid the ghosts. The same rules as above apply, except that you do not see the entire board at once as you do in Classic PacMan. You only see sections at a time, so you don't know where the ghosts are coming from. You have five or less levels per maze, and you get to select which mazes you want to do. The more advanced you get, the harder the boards are. Some have obstacles, such as fallin rocks, that occur in specific areas on the board. One is under water. They are all different, and very entertaining.

Finally, there is PacMan Quest, which is my favorite game out of the three. This is a cross between PacMan and Super Mario Brothers, the game that was so popular in the 90s for Nintendo. Players basically have to go through a series of boards and free PacMan's friends. At the end of every level is a tough board where you have to defeat some sort of creature. It took me WEEKS to get through level one, which was extremely frustrating and nearly caused me to lose interest. Some of the levels are a little too difficult.

Quest and Mazes are single player, so be prepared to share the controller. Classic sticks to tradition and is two player.

PacMan World is a lot of fun, especially for fans of PacMan when it first came out. I can spend hours playing this game.

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review by . January 09, 2003
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Pros: three different games including classic PacMan; Easy to Understand     Cons: sometimes a little TOO challenging... can get really frustrating.     The Bottom Line: PacMan World is a great game for anyone to play... challenging and fun.     We all remember PacMan. Whether playing in the local pizzeria or at home, we could identify the yellow circle that ate the power pellets and avoided ghosts. PacMan grew more and more popular as …
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Pac Man's back and he's badder than ever. Join Pac Man in an entirely 3D world of dot chompin fun. You'll cruise through level after level as you're chased by the baddy ghosts. It's classic arcade action in 3D!
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ESRB: E - (Everyone)
Number of Players: 1
Publisher: Namco
Release Date: 16 October, 1999

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