Pac-Man Vs. Review

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Posted: 6 months ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

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.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 3+, ESRB EVERYONE

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

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

Genres: Platform and Strategy

 

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CommitmentCommitment

Duration: 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.
 
Players: You can play with 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.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

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.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. The Wii has a few helpful settings, like disable rumble, but you have to use gesture controls for most games and the system menu... read more about system accessibility settings.


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