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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Guide Ms. Pac-Man through mazes, munching Pac-Dots and Power Pellets to clear each stage. Remains true to the classic arcade version, including ghosts, dot chomping action, and Ms. Pac-Man's original "waka waka" sounds. Full of hilarious antics as you avoid moving fruits and smart monsters through the fun filled mazes. Munch a Power Pellet to momentarily turn ghosts blue. When ghosts are blue, Ms. Pac-Man can eat them for bonus points.. Play all 255 mazes from the original. Free trial demo provides players with the first 2 levels of the game. Gamers can track their high scores on the Ms. Pac-Man leaderboards and strive to garner all 12 Achievements. [Namco Bandai Games] Expand
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  1. For a quick-hit classic gaming experience via XBLA, you really can’t go wrong with Ms. Pac-Man. Sure, the game is way simple, but 1981 was a simple time; maybe not in terms of synth pop, but definitely in terms of video games.
  2. Ms. Pac-Man is still a joy to play. Simplicity itself, elegant, addictive, manic and somehow timeless.
  3. Unline its predecessor Ms. Pac-Man presents a decent challenge, everything plays at a far nippier pace. [Issue 17, p.116]
  4. Simply put, the 360 pad was not designed to handle the tight turns taken by Ms. Pac-Man. It's very easy to zig when you want to zag and barrel straight into a ghost. The analog stick doesn't work much better.
  5. Are you dying to play some more Ms. Pac-Man? If so, then pick this up, but keep in mind that it's a very barebones emulation of the original game.
  6. Surely Namco could've offered a slightly updated approach, rather than the original game set inside a high definition-ready border, with possibly the most boring Pac-Man mural known to man? [Issue 22, p.63]
  7. A miniscule improvement over the original. [Feb 2007, p.100]

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