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Review - Pac-Man 256 (PS4)

Created on Friday, 05 August 2016

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If you do not know who Pac-Man is then I feel sorry for you. However if you are familiar with the yellow character then chances are you have already played this game on a mobile device, but this is the review for the Playstation 4 version of Pac-Man 256 developed by Hipster Whale

 

 

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The reason for the 256, for those unfamiliar with the old classic: “known as the "split-screen level" or a "kill screen", the Map 256 Glitch is, when you make it to map 256, the right side of the screen turns into a jumbled mess of numbers and letters and the left side is normal. “ Hipster Whale made a game where the glitch slowly but surely keeps crawling up while you play a game of Pac-Man, and if you use too much time the glitch will eventually catch up with you and your game is over.

 

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Other than that, it is pretty much the Pac-Man you know and love, it is also the game that is currently free on mobile, ported to a console. With an endless map that is procedurally generated each time you play, there is no end in sight, which means you get to play Pac-Man until the game finally wins.

 

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You get awarded points for how well you play which in return can give you unlocks to use in your next run. Similar to the first release on mobile, but this version seems a bit more forgiving and giving in general when it comes to the time it takes for you to unlock something new.

 

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You can also have a friend join in a play the game that way or simply change the layout of the game with the different “map packs” and “skin packs” the game comes equipped with. Other than that this is still Pac-Man and why would you need a reason to play more Pac-Man?

 

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Might not be Game of the Year contender but it is a great time-waster if nothing else. Sure you can get the game for free on a mobile device but then again, playing this game with a controller feels a lot better. Personally this is my game that I go for whenever I got some minutes to kill, and it usually ends with me being late to whatever it is I was originally going to do, like with this review.  

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