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Pac-Man Championship Edition DX
2 September 2013
Summary: With Pac-Man Championship Edition for Xbox Live Arcade, Namco Bandai set the bar for the evolution of its pellet-munching mascot. Now, the little yellow hero is back with Pac-Man Championship Edition DX , and despite the fact that the name indicates it’s just a fancier version of the original, what Namco has delivered is an experience that’s all its own. It’s also one of this year’s best and purest arcade experiences, and simply a must-buy.
Summary: When I heard that another Pac-Man game was in the works I was a little sceptical to say the least and wondered if there was anything left to breath new life into the franchise. I have to say that not only does " Pac-Man Championship Edition DX " breath new life into the game it totally re-invents it.
Conclusion: As far as 2010 goes, it's mightily difficult to recommend a downloadable title more than Pac-Man Championship Edition DX. Namco Bandai have produced a stunning 21st century re-imaging of the classic formula, and have allowed a new generation of player to get comfortable with a game that many younger users would quickly dismiss. In fact, the only way we can fault this title is if we imagine Pac-Man is chomping down schools of young children.
Conclusion: Addiction should have been part of this game’s title. Pac-Man Championship Edition DX is about as solid and sensible an arcade revival that we’ve seen in the downloadable space. It’s reasonably priced, intelligently balanced, and incredibly hard to put down. Whatever learning curve applies is quickly muted by the joy of zooming around the game board subconsciously—and the gratification of a satisfactory run is difficult to describe in words.
Conclusion: Rarely do you find a package that contains so much nostalgia combined with original ideas for such a great price. Anyone looking to revive a classic series for modern sensibilities would do well to use Pac-Man CE DX as a template.
Excerpt: The “score attack” games that once populated arcades throughout the world have nearly all been replaced by level up systems, achievements/trophies, and movie-like story telling from the comfort of home. But with the advent of Xbox Live, the Playstation Network, and app phones the quest for the highest score is making its return, and Pac-Man Championship Edition DX is leading the charge on PSN and XBLA.
E3 2013 Preview: Pac-Man Championship Edition DX + adds new content to the arcade masterpiece
21 December 2010
Excerpt: Pac-Man Championship Edition DX gained notoriety for becoming one of the most amazingly addictive downloadable games at the time of its launch back in 2010. I have fond memories of purchasing it on a Saturday morning and then just spending my entire day (then night, then weekend) playing the blissful, cathartic, stupendous arcade title.
Excerpt: Wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka. WAKKA. Okay, I've got it out of my system: Pac-Man Championship Edition DX, then. For a start, no it's not just Pac-Man. The hungry little three-quarters of a pie-chart is up to his same old tricks - wolfing down stuff like fruit, keys and enemy ghosts - but in some very fancy new clothes.