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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: 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
Excerpt: Three years ago, Pac-Man Championship Edition took the classic Pac-Man formula and reinvigorated it with a new look, changing mazes, a ticking clock and a new emphasis on skillfully eating lots of ghosts in sequence to rack up huge points. But where Championship Edition felt like an evolution of Pac-Man, the new Championship Edition DX feels more like a reinvention.
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