Review: Arcade Game Series: PAC-MAN
At a Glance
|This game is recommended!
This game is not just good fun, it also stays fairly true to Christian moral values, making it a great addition to anyone's library!
|ESRB Rating:||E - Everyone|
|Review Published On:||February 24th, 2021|
There is supposedly an autosave, but I can't work out what it's for or what triggers it. Instead, you need to manually save your game via the "Save and Quit" option in the pause menu. Note that saved games can only be resumed once.
This is a rerelease of the classic Pac Man game; there's really nothing to worry about here.
Thanks to the many, many clones and spin offs of this game, most of you are probably already familiar with the general basics. You control Pac-Man, a little yellow disc who has the munchies, and your only goal is to consume every dot and power pellet in a large maze while avoiding the four ghosts who inhabit it.
What you might not know is that each of these ghosts has a unique name and personality, that each level contains a special and unique "fruit" you can collect for bonus points, and that the original game also featured short cutscenes every so many levels. Since this is a direct port of the arcade game, all of these features are present. Also present are the infamous "safe spot" and kill screen bugs, which are actually considered features by the game's fans.
This is still a great piece of gaming history, but the simplicity of it may not hold a child's attention for very long. Seeing it brought back to life on modern systems is definitely a treat for us older gamers though, so I'd recommend this version for anybody who still suffers from the occasional relapse of Pac Man Fever.
Points of Interest
You also have the option of two different screen borders (three if you count the "none" option).