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7.1

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  • Summary: Control Pac-Man as you devour pellets and ghosts in an endless maze, and you must continue moving forward as a wave of glitches follow and destroy you if they get too close. The game ends when you die, so getting as many points as possible is key.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Aug 5, 2016
    90
    Most importantly, the sessions are short enough that you can spend a few minutes with it and be done, but that call of "one more round" is enough to keep you glued for hours. Cheap but ultimately satisfying, Pac-Man 256 comes highly recommended.
  2. 90
    In every way that a remake of a classic property can be, Pac-Man 256 soars.
  3. Jul 4, 2016
    84
    PAC-MAN becomes an infinite runner and the result is both challenging and fun.
  4. Jun 24, 2016
    80
    Takes the classic addictive gameplay we all know and love and successfully mixes it with the endless runner genre to create a surprisingly good and extremely affordable little gem.
  5. 80
    Pac-Man is one of the mainstays in gaming that continues to stay relevant and Pac-Man 256 proves that the classic formula works even today.
  6. Jun 29, 2016
    75
    It may not be the most engrossing single-player experience, but if you enjoy local co-op multiplayer, you could do a lot worse than Pac-Man 256.
  7. Jul 5, 2016
    65
    Pac-Man 256 is a fun mobile game ported 1:1 to console. Its one game mode tends to get boring after half an hour. The multiplayer offers about half an hour of fun as well, but not much more than that.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Apr 19, 2017
    8
    Highly fun and addictive, Pacman 256 is an endless runner pack man game named after the infamous level 256 glitch in the original pacman whereHighly fun and addictive, Pacman 256 is an endless runner pack man game named after the infamous level 256 glitch in the original pacman where half the board is eaten by code. You are essentially put on a randomly generated Pacman board that goes on forever (or until you die, which you will). The game starts you with only a few basic power-ups to help you get high scores and complete missions the game gives you such as 'eat 10 power-ups' or 'Eat 5 fruit'. There is a coin currency in the game that you earn by picking up coins on runs or by completing mission, these coins can be spent on upgrading the various in-game power-ups to give you more points from killing ghosts or just make the power-ups last longer. There are a wide variety of power-ups as well, ranging from bombs to nukes. All of this their to help you reach and beat your high score over and over. One very cool feature of this game is that if you can manage to eat 256 pellets in a row, it will kill every single ghost on screen and off screen for a short period and give you a huge boost on your score.

    Cheap, fun and addictive, this game is definitely good for a quick play session whenever you're feeling bored.
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  2. Sep 29, 2016
    7
    The game is a port of a Smartphone game - its very cheap - and for the small amount of Money you get quite some polished multiplayer fun - itThe game is a port of a Smartphone game - its very cheap - and for the small amount of Money you get quite some polished multiplayer fun - it Features a Couch coop which is always great for some short fun in between, its technically well presented, and you can even unlock some pretty cool stuff that keeps the game somewhat interesting and Lasting - I gave this a 7 because although the game is very short and simple (not really any different maps/layouts/gamemodes or something), its simple and pure fun, and also pretty stylish presented as well! You cant really go wrong with that Price tag and if you like pacman (who doesnt???) and have some friends for coop youll gonna have some pretty fun for some short matches in between other "big" multiplayer games Expand
  3. Jan 5, 2019
    7
    The multiplayer co op aspect raises this game from a 7 to an 8. Also the different power ups and upgrading them helps keep the game fromThe multiplayer co op aspect raises this game from a 7 to an 8. Also the different power ups and upgrading them helps keep the game from getting stale too quick. The gameplay is very simple but also really fun. Expand