Bandai Namco Launches 'Pac-Man Championship Edition DX' on iOS

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    Home and mobile video game publisher Bandai Namco today launched an iOS version of the popular console game Pac-Man Championship Edition DX. The game is a modern update to the classic Pac-Man series -- requiring users to hunt ghosts, eat pellets, and earn high scores -- that presents players with a far faster-paced and more frenetic experience.


    The app is promised to be a "premium version" of the original game and includes five separate game modes, ten unique zone layouts, and 132 total unique stages. The game itself is a follow-up to the original Pac-Man Championship Edition, which also saw a release on iOS following an original debut on game consoles.
    The game's official release today comes after a soft-launch back in September, where the franchise was tweaked as a free-to-play experience and only open to players in New Zealand. The game was revamped with an overworld map, level-specific goals, and a coin system that made it easier to bypass some of the app's trickier challenges. Today's release of the game does away with every free-to-play feature and restores it to the classic console experience, albeit on a mobile-friendly level.

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    Pac-Man Championship Edition DX is available to download for $4.99 and is out now in the App Store. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Bandai Namco Launches 'Pac-Man Championship Edition DX' on iOS
     
  2. AngerDanger macrumors 68040

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    A page I'd like to see Nintendo take from Namco's book. It'd be amazing to buy a $10+ app and then buy GameBoy ROMs in customizable packs of, like, fifteen for 99¢.
     
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    Bandai-Namco? They just need to release a really great mobile version of Tekken for iOS. Could care less about Pac-Man.
     
  4. Jeaz macrumors 6502

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    It's not going to happen but we can all dream. I doubt they'd sell them for a dollar a piece much less fifteen of them if it did happen
     
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    Finally!!!!! This game is seriously addictive. Simple concept fun gameplay just geniuos!
     
  6. nostaws macrumors 6502

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    I have tekken running on a raspberry pi. It sure took me back to the good ole days.
    I would buy tekken just to support the brand. Gotta be able to go head to head though.
     
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    Nintendo sells a handheld for $200 and those same GameBoy ROMs for $5+ per game. This will never happen, sorry.
     
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    I doubt we'll see it while Nintendo is still making their own hardware. Once they go the way of Sega, they'll come around.
     
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    Fair point. Perhaps an expensive Nintendo-aproved emulator with ROMs available for $5+ would be more realistic.
     
  10. Solomani macrumors 68040

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    Yes of course it's gotta have challenge mode, maybe via BlueTooth if your opponent is right next to you. Wifi/Gamecenter challenge could also work, but I'm not so sure that it will be as instantaneous and "real-time" as BlueTooth. Tekken is a twitch fighting game…. there is no room for lag.
     
  11. yegon macrumors 68030

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    DX is a great game, but touch controls don't play nice with Pac-Man.
     
  12. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Supports MFi controllers too. :D

    Welp, that's my weekend sorted.
     
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    Got this on Steam. It's pretty good! Would love a Vita version, all that black and neon would look amazing on an OLED display.

    And, obviously, once they stop making their vast profits. The Wii aside, Nintendo's strongest market is handhelds. They won't let that go so easily.

    Since the surge in mobile-phone gaming Nintendo has released their 2 most successful handheld consoles. To me it seems like people are prepared to pay a premium for good hardware and good content. I don't see Nintendo doing a "Sega" any time soon. Do you?
     
  14. Solomani macrumors 68040

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    I would hope so. Pac-Man is twitch game and requires fast reflexes, makes it very hard to play on a "touch-screen joystick".
     
  15. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Heh, yeah.

    I've played a few modes now. I've never actually played this DX version, it's pretty polished. My problem is that not even the "Expert" mode challenges me. I'm so used to getting eaten by ghosts in the original too. On this version, you can have 20 ghosts in a line going after you, eat the little thing that makes them edible, and they don't run away and just let you chomp them up.
     
  16. Solomani macrumors 68040

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    Hahaha….. 20 ghosts lined up chasing you? Crazy! And THAT reminds me of a recent Apple fanboy t-shirt that I purchased online a few months ago (a Bday present to myself heheh)….. cuz like… Apple fanboyism.

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    Original tee can be bought from The Duck Company website, but copycats are also circulating on eBay. Anyone who ever bought a Duck Co. shirt knows what I'm talking about…. quality cotton tees, awesome designs.
     
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    If i want to play a pac game I play on this. Its all I need.

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    But that machine would confuse today's kids. They can't figure out where to wave (wand) the Apple Pay device so that they can buy some game credits.
     

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