Pac-Man, that greedy yellow character that consumes everything in his wake, has had a hard time making the transition to contemporary consoles. Although no-one can deny the original’s legendary arcade status, most younger gamers are oblivious to the title’s 80s origins.
A reboot was in order and that’s what the original Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures aimed to deliver – with mixed results. Based on the animated TV show of the same name, the game saw the iconic character receive both a 3D makeover and a gameplay redesign that incorporated a more popular plat former dynamic.
The aim of the latest game is to navigate its rather simple levels while eating the usual array of ghosts and pellets, in order to work your way to the final stage, against the big bad enemy Betrayus.
It’s aimed at younger players, so we will forgive its simplicity. There are better platformers around, though they don’t offer a Pac-o-pedia with vital info about the world of Pac-Man. Price: £25 • You may also like the latest impossibly slim waterproof sony xperia z3 compact android tablet.