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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.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
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  1. Jul 1, 2016
    100
    You can see why this was voted the best mobile game of 2015; it really is that good, and on console it’s better than ever before!
  2. Jul 16, 2016
    85
    Pac-Man 256 manages to yet again renovate its decades-old gameplay with a new and addicting mechanic good both for short and long sessions, and at a great price. Definitely recommended.
  3. Jun 30, 2016
    80
    Pac-Man 256 is a game that appeals to those who grew up with the original. It also brings in fresh gameplay ideas to keep things interesting. While the chasing 256 glitch changes the focus from strategic use of the maze and power pellets, this infinite runner-style game element lends itself well to the high score chasing without interrupting from the occasional level interludes of the original Pac-Man.
  4. Jun 24, 2016
    80
    It’s a lot of fun and quite possibly one of the most significant to the classic Pac-Man gameplay we all know and love. The depth of the title is truly astonishing given its premise and asking price.
  5. Jul 5, 2016
    80
    Pac-Man 256 is an excellent take on Pac-Man that nearly rivals the Pac-Man Championship Edition games in quality. It looks and plays great, with cool power-ups, several fun visual themes to choose from, and high-quality co-op.
  6. Pac-Man 256 checks off all the key features of the original – short sessions, super accessible play, addictive mechanics – while adding just the right amount of modern conventions, including long-term goals, pretty presentation, and co-operative play.
  7. Jul 14, 2016
    70
    PAC-MAN 256 is exactly what you probably assume it will be, which is frustrating and disappointing, but also fun enough to probably warrant its tiny price tag of $4.99.

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  1. Jun 30, 2016
    9
    I had a blast with this game. Pac-Man as an endless runner isn't something I ever thought to ask for, but it's something I loved every minuteI had a blast with this game. Pac-Man as an endless runner isn't something I ever thought to ask for, but it's something I loved every minute of. I've 100%ed it, but I'll keep playing just to better my best score. This might sound like blasphemy, but I liked it more than the original. Plus multiplayer is a treat. The only down is that some of the power-ups are a bit weak. Expand