Amongst the games that have the honor to be known by all mankind, we have to mention an all-time classic of the likes of PAC-MAN. It was initially released back in 1980 and put an end to the domination of another classic of the likes of Space Invaders, being sold on hundreds of thousands of arcade machines and adapting to absolutely every single virtual entertainment system, whether with official or unofficial versions.
Its copyright belongs to the Japanese company Namco (merged with Bandai in 2005) who took care of releasing it back then. But they couldn't leave any smartphone user without the chance to play an official Pacman for iOS and Android.
PAC-MAN for iPhone: the official game
This adaptation brings along just what we need in this game: we have to guide our hero (some say he's inspired by a pizza) around the mazes so he can eat all the pac-dots and help him to avoid the ghosts that go by the name of Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde. Our goal is to eat them all and get to the next level, and also eat all the bonuses with extra points or energy balls that will make us invincible during a short period of time allowing us to also eat the ghosts. And of course, if you get to 10,000 points: an extra life.
One of the greatest icons of the video game industry: a symbol.
And all the latter is also present in the original game but there are also other new elements that have helped update the gameplay although we all know that they aren't completely necessary. In any case, we can also make the most of these features:
- New packs of mazes with every update to the app.
- Tips and clues to advance even quicker.
- Two different control modes.
- Three different difficulty levels, including the original standard from the 1980 game.
- Compatibility with retina display.
- Compatible with MFi gamepads for a more authentic experience.
Over the last few years, probably because the guys with creative and decision power were kids back in the 80s', we're witnessing a revival of the pop culture of that decade. PAC-MAN is just another example to add to other titles adapted to smartphones and tablets such as Tetris or the SEGA Forever collection. We can't complain because we can't even remember where we left our old Atari 2600 (or NES or Mega Drive) so at least there's another way to bring back those games that we loved playing when we were kids.