Things I Like: Jr. Pac-Man (Arcade)

Down at my old mini-golf course as a kid, they used to have a Jr. Pac-Man machine along with many others in the inside arcade area. I played a lot of it back then. Besides a little difference in speed, I think the game was pretty much the same as the original Pac-Man. Which wasContinue reading “Things I Like: Jr. Pac-Man (Arcade)”

Video Game History: Super Pac-Man

If you don’t count Ms. Pacman, Super Pac-Man was the first sequel to the original game released in arcades during 1982. So what makes this Pac-Man super? He turns into a bigger version of himself. The gameplay is roughly the same, except with Pac-Man being able to grow larger to eat through weak walls. AlsoContinue reading “Video Game History: Super Pac-Man”

Video Game History: Pac-Pix (DS)

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. The game is no simple Pac-Man game. There’sContinue reading “Video Game History: Pac-Pix (DS)”

Things I Like: Pac-Man World 2

I don’t know why I bought it in 2002, but it wasn’t a bad game. Probably one of the better of the Pac-Man spinoffs. It was a little more Crash Bandicoot than Super Mario 64, but that’s not so bad. I had my fun with most of the levels except one later on that wasContinue reading “Things I Like: Pac-Man World 2”

Video Game History: Original Pac-Man Split-Screen Bug

While it’s possible to beat and earn an perfect score on all 255 levels of Pac-Man, once a player reaches level 256, the game is over. Pac-Man was originally designed to be played until the gamer lost all their lives. However due to a computer error, once a player reaches level 256 half of theContinue reading “Video Game History: Original Pac-Man Split-Screen Bug”