Pac-Man + Tournaments
A bite a day
by Paul Devlin 3/4/2013
Product: Pac-Man + Tournaments
Developer: Namco Bandai Games
Publisher: Namco Bandai Games
Genre: Arcade, Casual, Retro
On principle, anyone who played Pac-Man back in the days when arcade cabinets were a permanent fixture in every pub, pool hall, and taxi rank should be foaming at the mouth with rage that the yellow gobbler has gone freemium.
We pumped enough coins into the original machines to kickstart a small country's economy, and now mobile phone owning upstarts get to play it for free. What sort of world are we living in?
Worse than that, it's actually a pretty decent game -especially for fans of climbing global leaderboards. The only real downer is the minimalist presentation, which lacks the trippy touches of the excellent Pac-Man: Championship Edition.
The Tournaments add a dash of old skool, high score-chasing magic to Pac-Man, but, apart from that, it's just another reasonable retro retread
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