Conclusion: Achievement mongers will be happy to learn that Pac-Man Championship Edition ships equipped with twelve challenges that are pretty easy pickings for those with some prior Pac experience. Let’s take a look… 200,000 Points—Score 200,000 points (10 Points) 400,000 Points—Score 400,000 points (30 Points) Sparkster—Emit sparks for 1 second (5 Points) 8 Ghosts—Eat 8 ghosts in succession (5 Points) Championship Mode—Complete Championship Mode (20 Points) Challenge Mode...
Excerpt: After reading an article in the RetroGamer magazine , I decided to give Pac-Man Championship Edition a try. Being a huge Pac-Man fan, I had high hopes that it would hold to the legacy of Pac-Man.
Excerpt: After reading an article in the RetroGamer magazine , I decided to give Pac-Man Championship Edition a try. Being a huge Pac-Man fan, I had high hopes that it would hold to the legacy of Pac-Man. There are six game modes to play, each with a time limit. The modes are Championship with a five minute limit and two challenge modes, both with 10 minutes limit, and 3 extra Modes of play.
Excerpt: It’s not easy staying fresh in the game industry, a place where change whips along at a rapid pace. As Xbox Live Arcade lends a new lease of life to retro titles of old, some don’t translate too well and others are, to be honest, a bit embarrassing. It’s refreshing then, to see that Namco have tweaked the tried-and-tested Pac-Man formula and come up with something that is as good, if not better than the 1980 classic.
Excerpt: When I first heard that Pac-Man Championship Edition (CE) was “Pac-Man with new mazes” it was hard to stifle a yawn. Isn’t that what Ms. Pac-Man was all about? Seriously, how many different Pac-Man games does Xbox Live Arcade really need? After playing the game I found that the initial press releases on Pac-Man CE were selling it short because it’s a lot more than just “Pac-Man with new mazes”.
Excerpt: To hear the reason for Pac-Man’s creation, one would almost think that Toru Iwatani was part of Nintendo’s marketing strategy for the Wii. In an interview with the Times Online, he said the following: Pac-Man, in addition to his initial effort being successful, also became one of the earliest video game icons, spawning a hit song ‘Pac-Man Fever,’ a television show, t-shirts, memorabilia and even lunch boxes. Pac-Man’s first offering also led to sequels (Ms.
Excerpt: Namco's iconic yellow hero Pac-Man is probably the most recognised game character across the entire planet. He has appeared in dozens of spin-off games, on a monstrous amount of merchandise, and even been sighted by over-enthusiastic academics as a metaphor for Margaret Thatcher's greedy capitalist politics.
Excerpt: Although I havent been much of an Xbox Live Arcade gamer so far, I have played my fair share of games that have appeared on Microsofts interesting game service. Ive played many of the big-shots to grace the service thus far, however, there havent been many that have grasped my attention and held it long enough to make me consider splashing out Microsoft Points on many of the games.
Excerpt: If you’re expecting a replica of the Pac-Man coin-on arcade classic of the 1980s, you’re going to be in for a surprise. A pleasant surprise. That’s because Pac-Man Championship Edition is the best version of Pac-Man to come along in years, and it’s now available only on Xbox Live Arcade. Pac-Man Championship Edition isn’t about eating dots and avoiding ghosts. Ok, it is, but there’s a twist.