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Video GamePac-Man Vs. Review
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 4 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Pac-Man Vs. is a version of Pac Man adapted for multiple players. One player controls Pac-Man and tries to eat the pellets, while the others control the ghosts to try to catch him. Each team scores points in different ways, and the first team to hit the target wins the game.

The novelty is that the game uses multiple screens so the ghost and pac-man players can't see what each other are doing. It has the feel of hide-and-seek to it. Six different mazes can be selected, each having different layouts and music.
  • Gamecube (2003) - To play you need a Game Boy Advance, the GameCube, Game Boy Advance link cable, and three GameCube controllers. You can play this version on the Wii.
  • Nintendo DS (2007) on the Namco Museum game, with Download Play so you only need one copy of the game and four DS's. You can play this version on the 3DS/2DS.
  • Nintendo Switch (2017) on the Namco Museum game. You need two Switch consoles, but only one copy of the game (there's a free version to download for the second console) one docked for the ghost players and one undocked for pac-man player.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 27/11/2003, updated in 2017

Price: Free

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, DS, GameCube, Switch and Wii

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Players: 1-4

Genres: Action, Traversal (Collecting and Platform)

Developer: Nintendo (@Nintendo)



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Play Time: This game will take between 5 minutes and 10 minutes to complete. Before the game begins, a predetermined score value can be set to either 7,000, 10,000 or 15,000 points, which can affect how long the game is.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. If there are fewer than four players in the game, uncontrolled ghosts will become gray-colored CPUs that are harmless to Pac-Man — however, a ghost can touch him to tag it with his or her color, which can kill Pac-Man and count towards that player's score.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Pac-Man games are rated PEGI 3 and ESRB EVERYONE.

The wider Namco Museum package that includes Pac-Man Vs, also Rolling Thunder and Splatterhouse that means the rating on the collection is PEGI 12 Moderate Violence, Horror and ESRB TEEN Blood and Gore, Suggestive Themes, Violence.

Skill Rating

5+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Pac-Man is a game you can play from a very young age, although some patience and resilience is required as you can die quickly (and unfairly). You also need some good fast reactions and forward thinking to outfox others.


Pac-Man Vs. Free Multiplayer-Only Ver.

Switch Store Switch Free
This game is free to play. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Pac-Man Vs. Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@Nintendo) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

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