Publisher Namco Bandai returns to its roots with the launch of Pac-Man Museum. It’s available on Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC for €19.99.
As the name suggests, this game catalogs the history of the Pac-Man franchise with around 30 years of releases. There are a myriad of titles included in the collection, which we’ll list below:
- Pac-Man (1980)
- Super Pac-Man (1982)
- Pac & Pal (1983)
- Pac-Land (1984)
- Pac-Mania (1987)
- Pac-Attack (1993)
- Pac-Man Arrangement (1996)
- Pac-Man Championship Edition (2007)
- Pac-Man Battle Royale (2011)
Additionally, it’s possible to amend Ms. Pac-Man to the series, but that comes as separate downloadable content.
Most people will know how the classic game works, but this selection also has some titles that work outside of that spectrum. Instead, it offers games with the same ghosts and dots, but in other genres.
For instance, Pac-Land lets you play a platform title with an oddly shaped chomper. In Pac-Attack, the board changes to a puzzle game.
You’ll be able to save your progress during stages in this version. That way, maybe you can cheat your way to the top a bit.
Please note that Pac-Man Museum does not come with the DX iteration of the Championship Edition. Instead, you might enjoy playing in multiplayer with Battle Royale.
Pac-Man is one of the most iconic franchises for Namco Bandai, skyrocketing its fame overseas in arcades at the time. Originally, the developer made the game in hopes to attract more girls to play games, as they felt the demographic wasn’t being targeted enough. That’s educational.
Later on, Namco Bandai found more arcade success with titles like Galaga and Dig Dug.