PAC-MAN Lite – Play the classic everyone loves.

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An arcade game developed by Namco and first released in Japan in May 1980. It was created by Japanese video game designer Toru Iwatani.
Review Score

Our score: (4.7)
Compatible devices
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PAC-MAN is available for iOS and Android.

Who doesn’t know and love PAC-MAN? An absolute classic and one of the oldest video games in the world. It has been around since 1980 and which means that a lot of those little white dots have been eaten. The objective is very simple, you control the small yellow robot named PAC-MAN and your objective is to eat all the white dots that appear on the map. Once all white dots have been eaten you proceed to the next round. It is however not so simple as you are forever chased by 4 sort of drones who try to catch you out around each corner. PAC-MAN can however counter these drones by eating 4 Super Pellets that are located in the corners of the map. This gives him the ability to eat the┬ádrones for a limited amount of time.

The App is well laid out and as well as the classic map which we all know and love, there are many other featured maps that you can play on. Added to this there are different difficulty settings, hints and the chance to do multiplayer against friends and people across the Internet.

Here is some gameplay of Pac-Man lite in use. Notice the simplicity of the game.

Pros

  • A true classic. One of the ultimate must play video games.
  • Easy to understand and play.
  • Extra levels to try out.

Cons

  • After a while, the game can seem a little repetitive especially the in-game sounds.

About Pac-Man

When it comes to video games, there are few games as iconic as the yellow pill eating man and for those who are unaware, PAC-MAN has been eating for over 35 years now! What many people are unaware of is that PAC-MAN was originally intended for women. The game’s developer, Toru Iwatami, wanted to create a game which would bring women into Japanese arcade centres and figured they were not interested in playing games about aliens which was the mainstream choice prior to this game. Neutral colours were chosen and PAC-MAN surprisingly represents a Pizza going around eating big cookies.

Ready for launch, the game was originally going to be released as Puck-Man but was later changed due to the similarity to the curse word that begins with an “F”.

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Summary

PAC-MAN lite is a classic and you know what you are getting with this game. There are no surprises here, no shocks, this is the PAC-MAN that people have been playing since 1980. It is a game perfect for kids and adults and you will be sure to enjoy it. You might get board, but it is one of the apps you have to have installed on your phone or tablet. You know, just to play once a month or something. PAC-MAN can never die!

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Download Options

PAC-MAN Lite can be downloaded from the App Store or the Google Play Store.

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