I don’t care what you have to say. I love Pac-Man. Pac-Man is amazing.
I think you all know what Pac-Man is. I’m sure you all have played it at least once. But did you know it is the greatest thing ever?
Pac-Man is a simple game: You have a maze, filled with Pac-Dots, that you go around eating while avoiding the ghosts. Blinky chases you, Pinky cuts you off, Inky is unpredictable, and Clyde is just doing his own thing. At least, that’s the simple explanation. You go around, eating the Pac-Dots, grabbing the four Power Pellets that allow you to eat the ghosts, and try to get a high score (or reach the glitched Kill Screen at level 256).
It’s so simple yet so genius. Ms. Pac-Man came out a year later, developed illegally by Midway and claimed by Namco, and introduced a bunch of new mazes that kept the game interesting as you go through. Pac-Man Plus went back to the original Pac-Man formula of a single maze with some graphical advancements, and added some new power ups. Pac-Man Plus also happened to be illegally produced by Midway.
By illegally, I mean without Namco’s permission, y’know, the ones who owned the game.
We would later see Super Pac-Man, which radically changes the formula of the game, replacing the dots with fruits, and having enclosures that needs keys to enter. I honestly don’t like it.
Baby Pac-Man was also illegally produced by Midway, but I haven’t played it, so I can’t really tell you much about it. All I know is they added a pinball machine to it. Same with Professor Pac-Man, it seems like it’s just a quiz game.
Pac & Pal is interesting, with a new “Pal” character who helps you finish the maze. It’s similar to Super Pac-Man, however, so I don’t really like it. I wanna eat the Pac-Dots, not find keys to open doorways to get the fruits.
Jr. Pac-Man goes back to the familiar eating dots formula, and introduces large mazes. It’s a cool idea that I can’t wait to play. This also happens to be another game that Midway illegally produced.
Pac-Land is a side-scrolling platformer game. It’s the first example that we see of Pac-Man platformers and I love them!!! I haven’t mentioned it yet, but my favorite Pac-Man game happens to be Pac-Man World 2. Pac-Land is one of the first examples that would eventually lead to this and I really hope to play this one day!
Pac-Mania is basically Pac-Man in a 3D space, in which you can jump. Simple enough. I love it. It’s also the first 16-bit Pac-Man game.
Pac-Man Arrangement is great. It has boss battles, and has an ending. I played it on my GBA through Pac-Man Collection. It had unlimited continues, so it was pretty easy to get to the end. Regardless, it was pretty fun.
I have never played Pac-Man VR. From what I understand, it’s basically Pac-Man in Virtual Reality, as the title suggests. This sounds awesome, I wanna play it!!
Pac-Man Battle Royale is fun. I played it with my brother at a pizza place. It’s basically a multiplayer Pac-Man Championship Edition.
I have yet to play Pac-Man Chomp Mania, though it’s at the Castles and Coasters near me, so I can play it. I probably should. I don’t know much about it.
I want to play the World’s Largest Pac-Man.
So, why did I write this post? I dunno. I just wanted to talk about Pac-Man. I have loved Pac-Man since I was a kid, I love it to this day, and I will love it forever. I played the Pac-Man World Trilogy (although the first one was on the Game Boy Advance), and they are awesome! Pac-Man World 2 is the best, though Pac-Man World 3 is still awesome, the good totally outweighs the bad. I watched the old ’80s Pac-Man Cartoon, and I just recently started watching Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures.
I like the new cartoon. I totally want to try out the game. I have an Xbox 360. I should go buy it.
I have started thinking of playing the Pac-Man Games on YouTube. I want to start with Pac-Man World, although we need to fix up our Playstation 2 in order to be able to play it. We just need an AV Cable, controller, Memory Card, and the actual game itself.