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Players guide a yellow, pie-shaped creature around a single maze, munching dots while avoiding four roaming ghosts. Four energizer dots are on the board, one in each corner. Eating one of these special dots will temporarily empower Pac-Man to turn the tables on the ghosts. Each time all the dots in a maze are eaten, play resumes with a fresh screen. Written by Brett Alan Weiss

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The original title was intended to be "Puck-Man", until marketers realized that materials used to promote the game could be vandalized by having a portion of the letter "P" removed, completely changing the way the name is read. See more »

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The most boring endless time wasting Pac Man game ever and it sucks.
14 March 2018 | by crosswalkxSee all my reviews

As you know I've grown up playing this game which people call Pac Man popular, it is the game that has been played alot in arcade places and later on ported on to various systems including the NES, also included in almost every later Pac Man game since. Even the NES mini had to have Pac Man included in the 30 games.

But I have to disagree that it's not all that great despite the hype the game's been given over the years. Let me tell you why I hate this game.

1. All Pac Man does is run around eat pellets getting chased by 4 killer ghosts which renders him vulnerable and helpless. He's only powerful whenever he can eat the power pellets which allows him to eat ghosts that turns blue but the effect doesn't last long.

2. Pac Man is the worst character ever, he's a wimp in this game and you only have 3 lives total and no continues, if a ghosts touches him, Pac Man dies and loses a life. If you get a game over you start all over, Are you freaking kidding me? That's a slap in the face to video game players.

3. There's hardly any story or plot line. Yes there are about 3 intermission cutscenes but nothing more. Where's the music it's a bunch of noise, this Pac Man game is the most boring game ever, it's not fun. This feels more like playing Atari games that never end.

4. This game's hard as hell and there's no ending. This game isn't fun, it's boring and frustrating to win every freaking hard level and the game repeats over and over.

In conclusion, I would advise players to stay away from this game even if it was popular back in the 1980s, it doesn't hold up to today's standards of video games, If you want a better Pac Man game, Play other Pac Man games including Pac Attack, Pac in Time, Pac-man 2: the new adventures or 3D Pac Man World games play those games instead they are worth your time.

Avoid this time waster video game, it'll waste your time. There are better games to play than this piece of junk Pac Man arcade is.


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