The genius of Pac-Man has always been its simplicity. But look closer and this arcade classic is actually full of nuance.
Did you know that each ghost has its own personality and behaviour, chasing or shifting direction based on how you navigate? Or that Pac-Man slows down slightly when he’s eating dots? And maybe you never noticed that when Pac-Man escapes through a warp tunnel, ghosts that are chasing him lose some speed.
Technological limitations at the time kept Pac-Man locked in a single maze. This iPhone and iPad revival, however, has dozens of new mazes of varying difficulty – and more keep getting added.
Think you’re a Pac-Man master? See if you have what it takes to compete in the regular high-score tournaments. Or complete limited-time challenges to unlock even more impressive maze layouts.
This edition of Pac-Man is not simply the original game, then – it’s a celebration and evolution of a timeless arcade classic.