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Die hard Pac-Man fans to get new mazes to play after 26 years of the old stuff

Hitting Xbox Live Arcade tomorrow is Pac-Man – but not just any Pac-Man! It will be the first real new Pac-Man content to hit one of the world’s most recognizable video game figures in 26 years.

Don’t expect Pac-Mania though, as the new mazes will be all made for the classic, 80s style of Pac-Man, remastered for HD. Along with the new mazes are six new game modes, as described at the Xbox website:

  • The Championship Mode. This is the main game mode designed by NAMCO BANDAI Games and Iwatani specifically for the championship round of the Xbox 360 Pac-Man World Championship. This mode – as well as all others within the “Pac-Man Championship Edition” – features redesigned mazes with wide maze walls and a widescreen configuration to better enable high-speed game play. Timed limit of five minutes.
  • Challenge Mode 1 (Patience and Reward Course). This mode is an evolution of the Championship Mode. Patience mazes strategically offer fewer Power Pellets and Reward mazes provide a large number of Power Pellets – providing unique challenges and rewards for the player. Timed limit of 10 minutes.
  • Challenge Mode 2 (The Darkness Course). In this mode, only the area directly around Pac-Man and the Ghosts is visible and the maze walls are completely hidden. Timed limit of 10 minutes.
  • Extra Mode 1 (The Freeway Course). An extremely high-speed mode for advanced players, this mode features warp-speed Pac-Man and Ghosts and plenty of tunnels. Timed limit of five minutes.
  • Extra Mode 2 (The Manhattan Course). A mode inspired by the streets of Manhattan — the home for the first-ever Xbox 360 Pac-Man World Championship. Timed limit of five minutes.
  • Extra Mode 3 (The Overall Course). A mix of all other modes resulting in extreme mazes for the most devout Pac-Man fans. Timed limit of 10 minutes.

Pac-Man Championship Edition set you back 800 Microsoft Points and will be available sometime during the wee hours of Wednesday morning.





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