Ms. Pac-Man Maze Madness
Pас Мan was huge in his day - the Pikachu of the early 80s. You could even 'catch 'em all (sort of), thanks to the invention of the outrageously sexy Ms Рас Man, a later addition to the Рас family and star of many a poster, comic book and sticker collection.
Now Namco's pill-munching duo are back in this set of two Game Boy carts - one for the boys and one for the girls, presumably. You can play them at full scale, in which case the screen scrolls to keep up with your chosen Рас as it wacka-wackas its way around the simple maze, or at a more suitable zoomed-out view which allows you to see where the uneaten pills and ghosts are lurking.
Each cart comes with a different bonus game. Рас Man includes Рас Attack, a kind of Tetris variant that's rather enjoyable in small doses, and Ms Рас Man is coupled with the obscure Super Рас Man, a deeply confusing version of the game involving keys, locked areas and power pills that make the Pacster swell up to the size of a beach ball and start floating above the play area. It's a nice way to add value to games which really should have come on a single cart - even if you added them together, the two Pacs would take up barely a quarter of Conker's cart size.
They're still both classic bits of retro fun, though. We'd say that the Рас Man / Рас. Attack combo just edges it, even if Ms Рас is the hottest piece of lipsticked yellow pie the world has ever seen.
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The last time Ms. Pac-Man made an appearance on the N64 was in her original 2-D form on Namco Museum 64. Well now she's back for more but this time Capcom has brought her bang up to date in glorious 3-D! On offer is a quest adventure game, new enemies and loads of new traps. Imagine trying to munch all those dots whilst negotiating collapsible bridges, breakable walls and jump pads! Best of all the original game is included as a hidden bonus!
Pac-Man in 3-D? Sounds a bit bizarre but it actually looked pretty good. Obviously the simplicity which was the draw in the original arcade game isn't present here but then games have evolved somewhat since then. We're not as excited about this as we are, but from what we've seen so far it doesn't look half bad!