Classic NES Series: Pac-Man Image
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  • Summary: Now you can find out what made Pac-Man an icon of the 1980s and an icon of video game culture. In this NES Classics game, Pac-Man gets to do what he does best: chomp pellets and ghosts. You'll maneuver Pac-Man through a maze filled with pellets, fruit, power pellets, and ghosts. YourNow you can find out what made Pac-Man an icon of the 1980s and an icon of video game culture. In this NES Classics game, Pac-Man gets to do what he does best: chomp pellets and ghosts. You'll maneuver Pac-Man through a maze filled with pellets, fruit, power pellets, and ghosts. Your enemies--Blinky, Pinky, Clyde, and Inky--aren't very smart, but they move faster as the game progresses. Two players can take turns mastering the maze, either on the same Game Pak or through the Game Boy Advance Game Link Cable. Collapse
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  1. Don't go into it looking for "Splinter Cell" and you will be happy.
  2. Being that so many versions are available however, at even cheaper prices, there’s not much reason to invest in this port.
  3. The game partners well with "Pac-Man Vs." for the GCN, giving you single-player practice for the GCN game's frenetic multiplayer sessions. [July 2004, p.121]
  4. The score is now at the side to accommodate the smaller screen and the characters are scaled larger than the maze which causes them to clip through the walls. You won't get tagged if you pass by a ghost on the other side of the wall even though it may look as though you made contact with it, but it just looks and feels disconcerting.
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    Unless you're hung up on the prospect of collecting the entire NES Classics/Famicom Mini sets, you're definitely better off with Namco's "Pac-Man Collection." Or better yet, the fantastic NGPC version of the game.
  6. Technically, Pac-man has already made it onto a Game Boy Advance cartridge in Pac-man collection, and if you count Ms Pac Man in Namco museum. This makes it very difficult to justify a purchase, if the game is available for less, and it even has more games included.
  7. While the game is somewhat enjoyable, it's just not worth your money to spend $20 on it. Why? Because "Pac-Man Collection" is already available on the GBA for $20 and it has 4 Pac-Man games on it, including a port of the arcade version!

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