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Pac-man Championship on Arcade tomorrow

Pac-man Championship on Arcade tomorrow

Microsoft and Namco Bandai today announced Pac-Man Championship Edition for Xbox Live Arcade, to be released tomorrow for a price of 800p. It features leaderboards, six different new modes, dynamically shape changing mazes and much more. But is it worth 800p? First trailer inside.
Update: First images added.


First trailer
Download: WMV

All comments

Commented on 2007-06-05 20:51:54
so much for the high hopes and expectations...
These guys sure know how to get one's attention...

edit:
i mean, looking at the screenshots, 800p?! go down into videogame history?!
Commented on 2007-06-05 21:04:55
sick
Commented on 2007-06-05 21:18:31
man this really was an amazing announcment :| 800 points? GTFO
Commented on 2007-06-05 21:23:56
800p=Boo Sheet
Commented on 2007-06-05 21:59:11
First Original Pacman for 400 points, now an updated version for 800 points, in three months we get a version with 3d pacmans instead of sprites for 1600 points.
Commented on 2007-06-05 22:00:02
man i hope XBLA isn't going down-hill again
Commented on 2007-06-05 22:05:00
no thanks...i can think of better things to use with my 800point...is a bit of a jump 400 to 800points
has greed started to set in????
Commented on 2007-06-06 03:22:37
Whoa this is actually big I like this!

Dynamically changing maps? Awesome. =P
Commented on 2007-06-06 05:35:17
So stupid, not what I wanted to hear!
I was hoping multi person priv chat.

~Panda
Commented on 2007-06-06 10:41:24 In reply to Drunkenshaolin
Posted by Drunkenshaolin
no thanks...i can think of better things to use with my 800point...is a bit of a jump 400 to 800points
has greed started to set in????
Dude, just look at the colors, and it's widescreen!! Truely next-gen, so well worth the 800 points, even if you already bought the 400points old version..

/sarcasm

Nice for the fans I guess, but for me these are your typical 'the trail-version will do' type of games..
Commented on 2007-06-06 13:01:04
Do we really need another Pac-man game on arcade(Come on)
Commented on 2007-06-06 13:46:05
good twists, nice gfx, but 800 points? no thanks, id think about 400, and definately for 200, but like most XBL/wii stuff, overpriced guff
Commented on 2007-06-06 15:17:29
maybe i will get this one as i haven't bought the original Pac-man
Commented on 2007-06-06 17:49:53
it has a pretty nice style to it though, I like the additional detail on the sprites whilst the pixel / square design of the original is kept.

This looks OK, its hard to compare a 400 point mame port (witha bit extra) to a whole new game...however, I still have to agree that 800 points is a bit steep...

It would be nice if it had the gamecube version on there as an internet death match...
Commented on 2007-06-06 17:56:06
and now I have watched the video, I can't hlp but notice the gameplay is lightning fast, this could be as fun as geometry wars....maybe...looks like a game where you could get in to the "zone" so to speak anyway.
Commented on 2007-06-07 15:12:20
and now I have played it I can attest that it is ace...three post in a row from me over two consecutive days - I am SPAM.
I suspect nobody will ever view this thread again...ever....
Commented on 2007-06-07 16:40:18 In reply to Krilekk
Posted by Krilekk
First Original Pacman for 400 points, now an updated version for 800 points, in three months we get a version with 3d pacmans instead of sprites for 1600 points.
This is the best Pac-Man game since Ms. Pac-Man. It may be a bit overpriced.. but it's a fantastic game. I'm still not sure if I want to spend 800 points on it myself.. and I'm in love with it.

Nice for the fans I guess, but for me these are your typical 'the trail-version will do' type of games..
You don't need to be a Pac-Man fan to know this is a good game.. I'm with you on the price.. but the demo is so gimped that it will hardly do for me. Three minute timer on a five minute challenge? Boo.
Commented on 2007-06-08 04:45:35
Don't knock it til you try it!

This is one of the best Live Arcade games I have played. It's damn fun.
Commented on 2007-06-08 12:31:48
Best 800P XBLA game, I believe.
Commented on 2007-06-09 01:30:06
Best game seems like they are using Geometry wars engine looks alike but its great change for this old skool game!! SOLD!!!

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