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  • Summary: In a mad search for power, evil genius Erwin creates a machine that can penetrate into the world of the Ghosts...the Spectral Realm! But now the Spectral Realm is collapsing into the real world, and this will bring about a massive catastrophe that will plunge the world into a state of devistation for years to come. After mysteriously having been transported out of Pac-Village and into this strange and different land, it is up to Pac-Man to uncover Erwin’s plot and save the world. Along the way, Pac-Man will meet a host of unexpected "old friends," and in order to defeat the ultimate enemy, he might just have to turn his old foes into allies! While combining contemporary platform game mechanics with traditional Pac-Man play principles, Pac-Man World 3 features Pac-Man staples including Power Pellets, Pac-Dots, Pac-Chains and fruit while adding new elements such as a Pactrometer, power-up smoothies and several new special moves. Players will even get to play as Pinky and Clyde, who each have distinctive special abilities. [Namco] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Superior graphics are almost enough to balance out the twitchy controls, but the entertaining multiplayer seals the deal for the PSP.
  2. 78
    The PSP doesn’t have a whole heck of a lot of good platformers. PMW3 won’t go down as one of the best of all-time, but I will give it props for being one of the few that nails down the storytelling that makes it that much fun to play through.
  3. Fans of the first two Pac-Man World games will certainly enjoy this game that might not add a refreshing new take on the series but had enough levels to keep your hands busy for a few hours.
  4. 69
    The sad part is that once I started to squeeze some fun out what was happening, I'd find myself wrestling with a clumsy camera that makes most of the jumping in the game harder than it needs to be.
  5. It's got about as much impact of a mallet made of feathers. [Aug 2006, p.84]
  6. Mildly entertaining for a while, but it's very hard to recommend Pac-Man World 3 as a platformer when the excellent "Daxter" is waiting on a shelf near you. [July 2006, p.91]
  7. A quick ‘n’ dirty port of the recent PS2 game (the title screen’s logo is amusingly stretched from 4:3 to16:9), Pac-Man World 3 has almost nothing to offer. [Mar 2006, p.87]

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  1. Jean-MichelD.
    Dec 11, 2005
    I agree with eToychest that the game is average on all fronts. That pretty much sums it. It's not bad, but just average. There are definitely better ways to spend your money. Expand