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PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX
13 February 2011
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.
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.
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.
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Excerpt: The “score attack” games that once populated arcades throughout the world have nearly all been replaced by level up systems, achievements/trophies, and movie-like story telling from the comfort of home.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.
Excerpt: I never got to grow up with Pac-Man in the early days of arcade video gaming, thus my only experience with the game has been on computer flash games as a child and the recent resurgence of the Pac-Man legacy on the HD consoles like
Conclusion: Three difficulty levels mean that players of any skill level can start at a speed they're comfortable with, offering a terrific experience to both those driven by a competitive desire to dominate on the leaderboards and those just looking for a fun and accessible game with a retro arcade feel. The new elements fuse so seamlessly with the familiar ones that DX immediately feels like a thrilling new game and a timeless classic at once.
Pros: Sleeping ghosts completely change how you go about scoring big, Slow motion and bombs are terrific new elements, Eating dozens of ghosts at once is immensely satisfying, Variety of game modes, mazes, visual, and musical options, Difficulty options offer great experiences to players of any skill level.