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.

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Pac-Man Championship Edition DX is available to download for $4.99 and is out now in the App Store. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

AngerDanger Avatar
98 months ago
A page I'd like to see Nintendo take from Namco's book. It'd be amazing to buy a $10+ app and then buy GameBoy ROMs in customizable packs of, like, fifteen for 99¢.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Iconoclysm Avatar
98 months ago
A page I'd like to see Nintendo take from Namco's book. It'd be amazing to buy a $10+ app and then buy GameBoy ROMs in customizable packs of, like, fifteen for 99¢.
Nintendo sells a handheld for $200 and those same GameBoy ROMs for $5+ per game. This will never happen, sorry.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Solomani Avatar
98 months ago
If i want to play a pac game I play on this. Its all I need.

But that machine would confuse today's kids. They can't figure out where to wave (wand) the Apple Pay device so that they can buy some game credits.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jjlannoo Avatar
98 months ago
If i want to play a pac game I play on this. Its all I need.

Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jdillings Avatar
98 months ago
A page I'd like to see Nintendo take from Namco's book. It'd be amazing to buy a $10+ app and then buy GameBoy ROMs in customizable packs of, like, fifteen for 99¢.
I doubt we'll see it while Nintendo is still making their own hardware. Once they go the way of Sega, they'll come around.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Solomani Avatar
98 months ago
Heh, yeah.

I've played a few modes now. I've never actually played this DX version, it's pretty polished. My problem is that not even the "Expert" mode challenges me. I'm so used to getting eaten by ghosts in the original too. On this version, you can have 20 ghosts in a line going after you, eat the little thing that makes them edible, and they don't run away and just let you chomp them up.
Hahaha….. 20 ghosts lined up chasing you? Crazy! And THAT reminds me of a recent Apple fanboy t-shirt that I purchased online a few months ago (a Bday present to myself heheh)….. cuz like… Apple fanboyism.


Original tee can be bought from The Duck Company website, but copycats are also circulating on eBay. Anyone who ever bought a Duck Co. shirt knows what I'm talking about…. quality cotton tees, awesome designs.
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