Thursday, May 05, 2011

Raise your hand if you, too, think Pac-Man Championship Edition is digital crack

I've suggested as much in various posts since my Xbox 360 arrived a few weeks ago, but in case those casual remarks slipped right by you, here's the deal: I'm completely addicted to Pac-Man Championship Edition.

Specifically, I'm addicted to the five-minute "championship" mode that serves as the centerpiece of this Xbox Live Arcade follow-up to Tōru Iwatani's arcade classic. (There's also two, 10-minute "challenge" modes and three "extra" modes, one of which lasts for five minutes and two that last for 10.)

Honestly, it's impossible for me to play this mode just once. That's what I mean to do, at least on most occasions, but invariably I end up telling myself, "just one more time," as soon as the game's clock hits zero.



Despite all of the time I've put into Pac-Man Championship Edition thus far, I'd hardly call myself good at it. I improve a little each time I boot it up, though, which is part of what keeps me coming back for more. The other part? It's simply a blast to play--even when I miss my high score by a wide margin.

I'll post more in-depth impressions of the game (likely in one of my "somewhat gay" reviews) soon, but in the meantime just know that I'm enjoying the hell out of it and that I heartily recommend it to anyone who has a PSP or an Xbox 360.

8 comments:

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Raise your hand if you're jealous! *raises hand*

Bryan Ochalla said...

Sorry, Justin :( You'd like this game, too, I'm sure. I still don't get why none of the versions (CE/CE DX) have been released on Nintendo platforms. CE will be on some upcoming Pac-Man/Galaga 3DS cart, though -- maybe you'll be able to play it then? (Or maybe it will be released on the 3DS shop?)

Trxd said...

I got this game free with my Xbox 360 Arcade :)

Yeah, I really love it, the flashy lights and the moving colours... I enjoy them O_O

Bryan Ochalla said...

Ah, another Pac-Man CE fan. Great!

Viewtiful_Justin said...

I definitely plan to buy the Pac Man/Galaga game when it comes out...but who knows when that will be.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Well, hopefully it'll be out soon. Or, like I said, maybe they'll put Pac-Man CE on the 3DS shop after it's launched.

RetroKingSimon said...

This is one of the few games that actually makes me want a current console :|

Bryan Ochalla said...

I can see you liking this one, Simon -- it's kind of the perfect marriage of old and new.