Saturday, July 16, 2011
Game Of The Week: Pac-Man 2 The New Adventures
Pac-Man 2 The New Adventures is a different kind of game than what Pac-Fans are used to. It's not a maze game or a platformer. In fact, you don't even control Pac-Man. The player controls an outsider that attempts to point Pac in the right direction in order to solve puzzles, complete missions and stop the evil ghosts. As far as graphics go, this is a game made to look essentially like a cute cartoon aimed at kids, and it really holds that feel throughout the majority of the game. What makes the game so interesting however, is being able to interact with everything, not just Pac-Man. Using a slingshot you point Pac-Man the right way while also highlighting crucial checkpoints and objects to help the game proceed. All in all, it's massively entertaining. The game takes at least six hours to complete in one sitting, and can be played endlessly if you wish to seek out other, hidden objects and features. Whats really cool is, if you feel really nostalgic, you can even play the original game and Ms. Pac-Man at certain locations throughout the game. Pac-Man 2 was originally released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and the Sega Genesis. Considering the significant age and lack of support for these consoles, this game would typically be very, very difficult to obtain used. However, through the use of other, unorthodox methods, the game is rather easy to obtain. But in all honesty, this isn't likely a game that publishers would sue you for "stealing" via roms or torrents. It's a fantastic title, if you enjoy long-form action/puzzle titles.