Excerpt: One of the most under rated video games of all time is Pac-Man Vs. In that game three players play as the ghosts while the fourth player gets to be Pac-Man. Countless hours of fun was had by myself and college friends on the Nintendo Gamecube version of Pac-Man Vs.
Excerpt: You know that feeling where you just want to be a cynic, you want to look at the negative side of things but something just won’t let you? It’s like secretly enjoying one of those cheesy, British romantic comedies that make an appearance once a year, every year, without fail.
Summary: In addition to the included legendary roster, Namco Museum DS also features an updated version of fan favorite, Pac Man Vs. Never before available as a separate product, this present day remake of Pac-Man headlines this compilation, bringing classic gameplay with a twist.
Excerpt: Namco Museum DS is exactly what one would expect from an arcade compilation title — it’s old-school to the extreme. This may appeal to the older gamers who grew up with these games, but everyone else who is testing their brain age, collecting monsters or cooking their next meal will unsurprisingly...
Summary: The collection itself is great, but the way it's been fleshed out is really impressive. The full-fledged treatment of each game makes this edition of Namco Museum really feel like a museum. Sceptics wondering whether it's worth it should be more than satisfied, especially with Pac-Man Vs.
Pros: It comes packed with tons of extras including game descriptions, a music/sfx sampler, and gallery shots of original instruction cards, fliers and the list goes on
Cons: Sometimes the resolution isn't that good so you won't be able to read the Japanese writing that comes up on the screen (if you can read Japanese in the first place is a whole other thing...)
Excerpt: Namco have taken us back in time to their golden coin op age with this collection of seven games. The only question is whether we really want to go back in time with all the great titles coming out in the future.