Publisher: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment

  • Price: $19.99
  • Release Date: May 27, 2022
  • Number of Players: 1 - 4
  • Last on Sale: May 29, 2023 [$9.99]
  • Lowest Historic Price: $9.99
  • ESRB Rating: E [Everyone]
  • Having grown up spending far too much time and money in the arcades of old, the Pac-Man series is near and dear to my heart. The thing is, not only has it had many excellent titles further back in its history, it’s one of the few classic arcade franchises I can think of that has had numerous contemporary classics in its lineage as well. While Pac-Man Musuem+ doesn’t have quite every game classic Pac-Fans would love to see (most notably absent is the iconic Ms. Pac-Man due to licensing complications due to the nature of its origins), it’s still a highly comprehensive collection which demonstrates the full breadth of what one of the world’s most well-known pellet munchers could be. Starting with many arcade originals (some of which I don’t even recall ever having ever seen, let alone played) this collection spans multiple console incarnations as well the very smartly-made mobile Pac-Man 256. With it, you can get your classic fix, some platforming (some better than others), some puzzling, some multiplayer, and even some more unusual variations that demonstrate a consistent drive to keep experimenting and innovating. Capped off by Pac-Man Championship Edition, arguably the best in class with its bright colors, smart design, and intense action, this is a terrific walk through decades of gameplay and is absolutely worth a look for anyone who considers themselves a retro gaming fan.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Nindie Choice! [8.7]

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