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Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Pac-Man Vs. 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 6 months ago.
The novelty is that the game uses multiple screens so the ghost and Pac-Man players can't see what each other is doing. It has the feel of hide-and-seek to it. Six different mazes can be selected, each having different layouts and music.
- Gamecube (2003) - To play you need a Game Boy Advance, the GameCube, Game Boy Advance link cable, and three GameCube controllers. You can play this version on the Wii.
- Nintendo DS (2007) on the Namco Museum game, with Download Play so you only need one copy of the game and four DS's. You can play this version on the 3DS/2DS.
- Nintendo Switch (2017) on the Namco Museum game. You need two Switch consoles, but only one copy of the game (there's a free version to download for the second console) one docked for the ghost players and one undocked for Pac-Man player.
You can play this game in the following styles:
Pac-Man games are rated PEGI 3 and ESRB EVERYONE.
The wider Namco Museum package that includes Pac-Man Vs, also Rolling Thunder and Splatterhouse that means the rating on the collection is PEGI 12 Moderate Violence, Horror and ESRB TEEN Blood and Gore, Suggestive Themes, Violence.
5+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Pac-Man is a game you can play from a very young age, although some patience and resilience is required as you can die quickly (and unfairly). You also need some good fast reactions and forward thinking to outfox others.
Pac-Man Vs. Free Multiplayer-Only Ver.
Release Date: 27/11/2003, updated in 2017
Out Now: 3DS and 2DS, DS, GameCube, Switch and Wii
Content Rating: PEGI 3
Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds
Components: 2D Side-On
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