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Developer: HIPSTER WHALE
Content Rating: Everyone
Pac-Man 256 allows players to enjoy a brand new genre of Pac-Man games; the iconic character created by Namco in 1980 will star in an endless maze chased by the infamous “256 Glitch”! Players can expect to encounter plenty of Pac-Dots, Power Pellets, and the notorious ghost ensemble: Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde. Pac-Man 256 will also feature coins, power-ups and more to spice-up the thrilling pursuit.
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Pac-Man 256 takes the original coin-op's gameplay and gives it a clever new twist to create an endless muncher that's hugely fun to play. On the surface it looks simple, but its gameplay has surprising depth that makes it fiendishly addictive - and highly challenging to master.
Pac-Man is one of the mainstays in gaming that continues to stay relevant and Pac-Man 256 proves that the classic formula works even today. The game still has its base mechanics in tact, but the addition of power-ups, specialized ghosts, and the looming glitched out bottom of the maze will provide players with a fun, albeit limited, experience in Pac-Man 256.
"Sameness" defines 256. It's Pac-Man, with its classic gameplay intact, twisted to the side with an endless runner tint instead of a level-based progression system. It's good, but could have done much more and built on the killer advancements that were made in Pac-Man Championship Edition DX. Maybe that's expecting too much, because for five smackeroos, you could do a whole lot worse.