Video Game History: Pac-Pix (DS)

Pac-Pix Nintendo DS boxart Namco

Pac-Pix was a Pac-Man spinoff released in 2005 for the Nintendo DS. While the DS had a very lackluster first year, there were some interesting spin-offs and unique games for the platform. Pac-Pix was certainly one of them, and it’s probably the most distinctive of the franchise.

Pac-Pix Nintendo DS

The game is no simple Pac-Man game. There’s no mazes or patterns to master. Pac-Man doesn’t exist in the game until you draw him with a stylus. Depending on the size of Pac-Man, he will be stronger or faster. The majority of the game was clearing levels by devouring ghosts.

Blue and pink ghosts Pac-Pix Nintendo DS Namco

Pac-Pix met a really mixed reaction critically. It’s gotten everything from superb recommendations to abysmal rants. Because of this, I never really jumped up to go get Pac-Pix. I contemplated about getting it for a few years, but always passed the chance. I do admit I admire the uniqueness and style.

Published by Adam (Neko Random)

Nerdy guy who loves video games, movies, history, tv, and trivia.

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