Home and mobile video game publisher Bandai Namco today launched an iOS version of the popular console game Pac-Man Championship Edition DX. The game is a modern update to the classic Pac-Man series -- requiring users to hunt ghosts, eat pellets, and earn high scores -- that presents players with a far faster-paced and more frenetic experience.
The app is promised to be a "premium version" of the original game and includes five separate game modes, ten unique zone layouts, and 132 total unique stages. The game itself is a follow-up to the original Pac-Man Championship Edition, which also saw a release on iOS following an original debut on game consoles.
Today BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. released a premium version of the award-winning PAC-MAN Championship Edition™ DX on the Apple App Store for iOS powered mobile devices and on Google Play™ for Android powered smartphones and tablets. PAC-MAN Championship Edition™ DX is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed titles in the classic maze-running action series with IGN.com giving the console version of the game a 10/10 along with an Editor’s Choice award.
Its mobile debut features frantically addicting gameplay that can be enjoyed in short bursts for a thrilling and authentic arcade experience on the move. PAC-MAN Championship Edition™ DX comes alive with the same electric visual and sound design introduced in the console editions of the game.
The game's official release today comes after a soft-launch back in September, where the franchise was tweaked as a free-to-play experience and only open to players in New Zealand. The game was revamped with an overworld map, level-specific goals, and a coin system that made it easier to bypass some of the app's trickier challenges. Today's release of the game does away with every free-to-play feature and restores it to the classic console experience, albeit on a mobile-friendly level.
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX is available to download for $4.99 and is out now in the App Store. [Direct Link]