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  • Summary: PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX continues to uphold NAMCO BANDAI's tradition of enhancing a classic franchise for today's gamer. Building upon PAC-MAN Championship Edition’s original six courses, the new game features more than 100 varied and mind-boggling mazes to navigate. Several newPAC-MAN Championship Edition DX continues to uphold NAMCO BANDAI's tradition of enhancing a classic franchise for today's gamer. Building upon PAC-MAN Championship Edition’s original six courses, the new game features more than 100 varied and mind-boggling mazes to navigate. Several new modes will also be available to test a player's pellet-munching aptitude. In Time Attack Mode, players will vie for the quickest clear time. Fulfill a series of objectives in Mission Mode or compete to devour the most number of ghosts gobbled in Ghost Mode. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 43
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 43
  3. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. Jan 31, 2011
    100
    One of the most exciting titles available. It is, in short, a game any sort of player – casual or hard-core – will take a shine to.
  2. Dec 21, 2010
    100
    I can't think of a single negative thing to say about it, and it's definitely in the contender for Game of the Year.
  3. Dec 21, 2010
    100
    This is a master class in game design: you will understand it instantly, enjoy it instantly, and want to play again and again.
  4. Dec 21, 2010
    90
    Pac-Man Championship Edition DX introduces a number of terrific new elements that make it a superb update of the arcade classic.
  5. Jan 25, 2011
    90
    As far as 2010 goes, it's mightily difficult to recommend a downloadable title more than Pac-Man Championship Edition DX.
  6. Jan 3, 2011
    90
    Seeing other companies failing to give the proper attention to their timeless classics, what Namco Bandai offers for a mere $10 cannot be overlooked, whether your a newcomer or hardened gamer.
  7. Dec 21, 2010
    80
    What a formidable tribute this Pac-Man Championship Edition DX is for the 30th birthday of Pac-Man. Addictive, thrilling, psychedelic, this frenzy-inducing downloadable title reinvents the classic gameplay with subtleness, without spoiling the substance of the original. Being able to refresh such an oldie without crushing it... kudos !

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 32
  2. Negative: 2 out of 32
  1. Sep 23, 2015
    10
    Remember the old Pac-Man arcade machines back in the 80s? This is it on steroids. I am seriously blown away from how they improved the classicRemember the old Pac-Man arcade machines back in the 80s? This is it on steroids. I am seriously blown away from how they improved the classic we all know and love.

    The presentation is amazing. It vastly improves from the original Pac-Man Championship Edition. The graphics are very colorful, and there are many skins you can use to customize your game. The sprites of Pac-Man and the many ghosts in the game are very detailed and resemble their 8-bit counterparts.

    The soundtrack is phenomenal. Not only do you have the original Pac-Man Championship Edition game, you have several other tracks as well, and they all kick butt.

    The game allows you to choose from a variety of game modes and mazes. Game modes can vary from getting the most points to eating the most ghosts in a row. You can choose from 3 difficulties, easy, medium, and hard. How fast the game goes, the number of lives, and the number of bombs you get depend on your difficulty level.

    When you start the game, Pac-Man goes at the speed you set at the beginning, but as you eat more pac-dots and ghosts, the speed gradually increases until Pac-Man achieves speeds that make Sonic the Hedgehog jealous (What has SEGA done to him?).

    Unlike the original Pac-Man Championship Edition, this game has lots of ghosts scattered around the maze. When you get close to them, they will start following you from behind. Don't turn back whatever you do or else these colorful jerks will kill you.

    The main source of progression in the game is fruit. As you know, fruit comes in different forms and increase in point value. When you eat them, they will add new pac-dots to the maze, and the maze will change forms. This is a good way of keeping a time limited game going.

    The power ups are awesome. Once again, the power pellet returns. As you might know, you can use power pellets to turn ghosts dark blue and eat them. It's really satisfying when you get one of these and eat all 30 to 40 ghosts behind you. That's awesome.

    New to this game are bombs, and let me just say I am glad that bombs are in this game. In a really bad situation—such as getting trapped in a corner by ghosts—the game will go into a slo-mo effect and allow Pac-Man time to react and use a bomb. When you use a bomb, all the ghosts that are chasing you will be blasted back into the ghost box, allowing you time to get out of a tough situation. When the game gets fast, you will need these. Stock up on them and use them wisely.

    I cannot stress enough how great Pac-Man Championship Edition DX is. It is one of the best games I played on the Xbox 360. The graphics and sountrack are very amazing, and the gameplay is a major improvement from the original arcade game. If you haven't bought this game yet on the Xbox Live Arcade, now's the time since we're about a year away from end of Live support for Xbox 360. I give this game a 10 out of 10.

    10/10 (Legendary!)

    •The Good
    + Colorful Graphics
    + Lots of Ghosts
    + Kick-butt soundtrack
    + Bombs
    + Intense Gameplay

    The Bad
    - N/A
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  2. Jan 2, 2011
    10
    excelent game, its one of the best pacman i ever played :)
  3. Nov 26, 2010
    10
    OK so you have Pac-Man. Now you have this Pac-Man. This IS Pac-Man. I am amazed how they could improve the formula. This game is addicting.OK so you have Pac-Man. Now you have this Pac-Man. This IS Pac-Man. I am amazed how they could improve the formula. This game is addicting. It's fast paced and there is nothing more satisfying then eating a train of 30 ghosts and wiping out the rest as you keep extending the power pill time. I even enjoy the Matrix time effect whenever you are close to getting nailed by a ghost. I can't think of any negatives. Expand
  4. Dec 20, 2010
    9
    i love this i couldn't play regular cause as the game went on the ghosts got faster, but now with the slow-mo im a pro and i love seeing alli love this i couldn't play regular cause as the game went on the ghosts got faster, but now with the slow-mo im a pro and i love seeing all the points flash on the screen. i cant find anything wrong with this game. Expand
  5. Jan 19, 2011
    8
    The best $10 you could ever spend. This game will drain hours and hours of your life if you are not careful! It's simply a must buy for anyoneThe best $10 you could ever spend. This game will drain hours and hours of your life if you are not careful! It's simply a must buy for anyone remotely interested in Pac-Man. Expand
  6. May 22, 2013
    8
    Updating the classic Pac-Man formula this Championship Addition adds score and time attack modes to make for an addictive Xbox Live title.
  7. Jun 25, 2020
    4
    A lazy, over-glorified expansion pack. Even after all these years, I never understood the hype behind this game compared to the likes ofA lazy, over-glorified expansion pack. Even after all these years, I never understood the hype behind this game compared to the likes of Pac-Mania and Pac-Man Arrangement. It's linear up the ass and forces you down scripted hallways due to how the trains and sleeping ghosts work, and gobbling up trains is only fun for a few minutes before it becomes boring. Honestly, I had more fun playing New Super Mario Bros. 2, Another sequel I deem lazy and uninspired. But at least that game had content, This game is just lacking and is not worth my time. I am astoundingly disappointed. Expand

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