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filled with over 70 original games (and if you get an achievement for completing it, you’re done!), ms. pac-man arrangement is a celebration of the ms. pac-man series. it may not have the same games as the previous compilation, but that’s half the fun! just listen to the music, find the games in the order you want to play them, and get to it.
a last batch of arcade classics, and theyre all brilliant. you have the kiddy classics like ms. pac-man, rally-x, pac-man 2, and pinky pinkey as well as some more obscure but excellent titles like bubble bobble, buck fever, and ms. pac-man & the ghostly adventures. i might be all over the place with what i include in this collection, but here are the arcades in order.
ms. pac-man – i love this one. it has a fantastic mix of mario-esque action and platforming, as well as the classic maze with four yellow ghosts. the music is consistently awesome and the visual style is first-rate. the only thing it lacks is the speed of its predecessor, which is why i think it works so well in this collection.
rally-x – another of my favorite arcade games, the gameplay is an absolute blast. simple controls, and some brilliant, unique level design. easy enough for kids to get into, but when you get to the speed-run levels you realize this game is really quite skilled. if you can get to the next speed level, youre looking at beating the game in around 1:45.
bubble bobble – another excellent arcade game, bubble bobble has a few things going for it: boss fights, a unique control scheme, and an excellent soundtrack. the control scheme is a little different than any other game, as you have a bomb that can be charged for a stronger attack. there are also no power pellets, so you have to collect them or cheat to win. once you master the controls, the game becomes a real head-scratcher and a pleasure to play.
the best part of this mode is the challenge. some of the games have outrageous difficulty levels, like uno-man in which you have to navigate a maze of opponents, one of which possesses a bomb that destroys all the other players, and you have to avoid that danger. other games, like pac-man championship edition, are challenging, but more in a casual kind of way. the real challenge comes when you start playing the more difficult games, such as uno-man ii, which has you controlling multiple characters, and feels like the gameplay of a d-pad war game, but with pac-man.
pac-man championship edition is certainly the best of the pack, with the most challenging gameplay of any game in the pack, but for the other games, it’s actually a bit of a mixed bag. the other games are of a different era of gaming, and while some of them are still enjoyable, some of them are just a bit too old-fashioned. the random difficulties are also a bit much, but you can turn them off.
i think it’s also a bit unfair to judge this compilation with pac-man championship edition and super pac-man, because i think they’re the best of their respective eras, and so the other games pale in comparison.
even if this was the only compilation in the series, it would still be a great game in its own right. pac-mania is a fantastic achievement in itself, but on its own it’s not nearly as enjoyable as the other games in the series, and that’s a shame. but if you’re a fan of the series, it’s still well worth a purchase, even if you just want to play the real ms. pac-man.
only available on the xbox 360 (and only for the playstation 3), ms. pac-man championship edition is a blast from the past and something you might not expect. it’s a proper arcade game, and not a port of one of the old games. you’re controlling the titular character, who now sports a power button, instead of the traditional control panel, making this an entirely new experience. this means the game looks different, feels different, and plays different, making for one of the best sequels in the series.