Pac Man - News

June2017

April2017

  • News Bandai Namco Files a Patent for Pac-Man Maker

    Hmm...

    It seems like a rather odd oversight that it took Nintendo so many years to finally put out a level editor for the Super Mario series, but when it finally got around to it, the final result was something to remember. Super Mario Maker was a fantastic success on the Wii U (and on the 3DS to a certain extent), offering gamers the chance at...

November2015

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    Review Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures

    Waka-waka, or just plain wak?

    If you were to download recent Virtual Console release Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures to your Wii U with no prior knowledge of what to expect, you'd be forgiven for anticipating a spot of maze-based pill-munching entertainment. In reality, this 'sequel' to arcade classic Pac-Man is a bizarre take on the point-and-click...

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  • News Pac-Man Makes a Playable Appearance in Google Maps

    It's already 1st April in Japan and Australia...

    April Fools' Day has begun, or at least that's how we're interpreting the latest shenanigans from Google. With 1st April rolling around in some countries, there is now playable Pac-Man embedded into Google Maps, which is certainly a fun way to waste time and get directions all at once. When you head...

  • News Bandai Namco Is Opening Up Its Classic IP To Domestic Creators

    Update: Bandai Namco speaks, programme only applies to Japan

    Update: Bandai Namco has been in touch to clarify some of the information detailed in this news item. The company's official, unedited response is as follows: We would like to provide some clarification pertaining to a recent BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. announcement from our Japan HQ...

  • Video New Pixels Movie Trailer Passes One Million Views in Less Than a Day

    "It's just a barrel, how bad can it hurt?"

    Pixels is set to be a comedy blockbuster this Summer, and has naturally got fans of gaming - particularly those with a fondness for retro - rather excited. With a big-hitting cast - albeit including the marmite-esque Adam Sandler - it'll be heavily publicised by Sony Pictures as the film to see in a few...

  • Video Nintendo Star Makes Brief Cameo Appearance in Pixels Movie Teaser

    The one that started it all...

    Nintendo has recently shared a very short teaser for Sony's upcoming Pixels movie across its social networking accounts, and have asked the audience as to which big N icon they could spot. Looking across all the comments, many seem to think it's Pac-Man due to his obvious appearance towards the end of the snippet...

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    Review Pac-Attack

    When worlds collide

    Originally a multi-platform release in 1993, Pac-Attack – otherwise known as Pac-Panic – was derived from Namco's arcade game released in the previous year, Cosmo Gang the Puzzle. On first glance, Pac-Attack may appear to be an average run-of-the-mill puzzle game with one of the prominent videogame characters of the time...

October2014

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    Wii U

    Review Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2

    Pac is back! .....again

    There's a moment during the opening cutscene of Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 where the series' villain Lord Betrayus delights over his giant robot being ready to ''unleash on Pacopolis. Again!'' It's just a throwaway joke that's fitting of the Saturday morning cartoon vibe, but while it may have raised a slight smile...

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November2013

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    Wii U

    Review Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures

    Pac ain't afraid of no ghost

    As gaming's original icon, Pac-Man has enjoyed a long and varied career. He's munched Power Pellets on dozens of different platforms since his 1980 debut, starred in platform games on the Super Nintendo, raced go karts on the GameCube, had a Top-10 single on the US charts, and even worked under the baton of Mario maestro...

August2013

June2013

  • News Pac-Man Museum Announced For Wii U And 3DS eShops

    Downloadable title coming this Winter

    Those who can’t get enough power pellets in their gaming diets may want to keep an eye toward the end of the year. Namco Bandai Games Europe has announced that Pac-Man Museum, a collection of the iconic yellow puck’s games from the original 1980s classic to more recent titles including Pac-Man Championship...