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Pac-Man Party

Platform(s): Nintendo 3DS, Wii
Genre: Puzzle
Publisher: Namco Bandai Partners (EU), Namco Bandai Games (US)
Developer: Namco Bandai Games
Release Date: Nov. 16, 2010 (US), Nov. 26, 2010 (EU)

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'Pac-Man Party' (Wii) Goes Gold, Gets Dated - Sreens

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2010 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT

Pac-Man Party combines traditional franchise elements with multiplayer sensibilities to bring a dynamic party game filled with zany mini-games and challenges.

Set in a birthday party theme, Pac-Man stars in this new venture packed with dozens of mini-games, challenges and surprises. Utilizing the Wii Remote, the game's easy to pick-up-and-play controls will have players using their skills and reflexes to compete against one another as they move about several unique virtual game boards.

Reigning as one of the top pop cultural icons since his introduction in 1980, Pac-Man remains a global phenomenon that has yielded hundreds of products including video games. Pac-Man Partycontinues the franchise’s legacy of providing engaging entertainment that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. With more than 50 exciting mini-games and eight characters to choose from including newcomers Woofa, Patra and Roger, players will be fully engaged using the Wii Remote's motion and button control capabilities in various time-based trials. From dodging a cascade of blocks, to racing and sheep shearing challenges, there is non-stop action for everyone. 


Depending on a player's mood, they can select three modes of play. Story mode provides the opportunity to explore all the game board worlds and protect Mr. Cookie’s secret recipe. Mini-Game mode offers a quick fix for those who want the sudden rush of competition without the commitment. Party mode provides a more in-depth experience that has up to four friends competing across different boards to collect the most points.  Raising the stakes a bit more, property can be strategically developed on any given space which can increase wealth and provide the quickest route to victory. However unlike traditional board games, if someone lands on a spot that is already occupied, players will have to fight for ownership via challenges.

To help level the competitive playing field and encourage big comebacks, Power Cookies can be utilized during each mini-game to increase a characters size or put extra force and speed behind each effort.  But the party doesn’t stop there. As an added bonus, Pac-Man Party will also feature a Classic mode where players can experience the original arcade versions of Pac-Man, Galaga and Dig-Dug.


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