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  • Summary: One day a mischievous wizard came up with a mysterious invention called “Ghost Ink.” When something is drawn using this ink, it turns into a Ghost. These ghostly tricksters would then jump into pictures and books, to pull pranks and cause havoc around the world. Our hero, Pac-Man, has takenOne day a mischievous wizard came up with a mysterious invention called “Ghost Ink.” When something is drawn using this ink, it turns into a Ghost. These ghostly tricksters would then jump into pictures and books, to pull pranks and cause havoc around the world. Our hero, Pac-Man, has taken his mighty Magic Pen – the only weapon that can defeat these Ghosts, and locked all the Ghosts inside a book. But before he could turn the Ghosts back into the Ghost Ink, he was also captured within the book! You must now take over Pac-Man’s quest to defeat the mischievous Ghosts. Use the stylus to draw Pac-Man, control his movements to eat up all the Ghosts on the screen. Travel from the lower to the upper screen to collect items and accumulate points. Can you bring peace and quiet back to the world with the Magic Pen? [Nintendo] Expand
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 41
  2. Negative: 1 out of 41
  1. This is why I love the Nintendo DS system. You can't do this kind of game on any other system. This type of game is new, refreshing and very innovative!
  2. It shows the potential of the DS by exploiting its uniqueness, something that these next-gen console and future next-gen consoles will not be able to touch. Literally.
  3. Very few times in the DS short history have we seen games actually use the touch screen to its advantage in the way that this game did.
  4. When it comes down to it, I'd much rather take a short game with a great idea rather than a lengthy one without any innovation.
  5. Pac-Pix is the perfect remedy for the supposed lack of innovative DS games and looks to pave a smooth layer of concrete over Yoshi Touch & Go's rough job for new and unique DS games like Electroplankton, Ace Attorney and Trauma Center to glide right on in.
  6. If you are looking for a good DS title to fit the bill until the next big thing hits store shelves, then Pac-Pix isn’t the worst decision you could make, providing you know what you are buying in the first place.
  7. 45
    You could plunk your money down for worse titles from Nanco, but that honestly isn't saying much this year. When someone figures out how to put together an actual game with depth, challenge, and uses the touch screen as more than a gimmick, get back to me.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. RolandL.
    Jun 15, 2005
    9
    This one is for the puzzle/tetris fans only. I spend hours in the challenge mode. Not for everybody though.
  2. CaithS.
    Jun 12, 2005
    6
    Funny but repetitive.
  3. CitruspongeS
    Aug 28, 2005
    6
    Fun for a while, and makes great use of the DS too. Deep as a puddle though, the game won't last long and only extremely competetive Fun for a while, and makes great use of the DS too. Deep as a puddle though, the game won't last long and only extremely competetive persons will bother replaying for high scores. Pretty catchy music, and lovely doodle/paint style graphics. Worth playing, not really worth the full price. Expand
  4. Apr 6, 2014
    6
    It's by no means, a perfect game, but if you can get it for 10 - 20 dollars, it's worth it. There are times when it can be a bit frustrating,It's by no means, a perfect game, but if you can get it for 10 - 20 dollars, it's worth it. There are times when it can be a bit frustrating, when your drawings don't register and you're running out of time on the level, and some of the music really isn't that good. However, for an early DS game, the graphics look really good, and the game itself is rather cute. Overall, recommended if you want a good distraction. Also, the game is, well, kind of repetitive. It DOES throw new things at you to not make you bored, but it's simply not enough. Okay game, overall. Expand
  5. Sep 29, 2013
    5
    Pax Pix does a good job at making the DS technology important to gameplay, but in the end it still falls short of being a fully satisfyingPax Pix does a good job at making the DS technology important to gameplay, but in the end it still falls short of being a fully satisfying game. The repetitive formula feels more like a mini game that should be spaced out as an exercise within a full game, or else put in a mini game collection. The play did not intrigue me enough to give me any real desire to keep going through the levels, and I can't imagine this game being a more than a quick time waster for players.
    This is the kind of title that should be bought from the "bargain bin" if you don't want to feel cheated.
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