Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions

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Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions
Pac-Man and Galaga Dimensions cover.jpg
Developer(s) Namco Bandai Games
Publisher(s) Namco Bandai Games
Composer(s) Hiroki Hashimoto
Eriko Sakurai
Hiroyuki Kawada
Series Pac-Man
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS
Release date(s) JP 20110623June 23, 2011

NA 20110726July 26, 2011
AUS 20110825August 25, 2011
EU 20110826August 26, 2011

Genre(s) Action

Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions is a compilation of games from the Pac-Man and Galaga franchises for the Nintendo 3DS, by Namco Bandai Games. It includes six games, two of which are developed specifically for the Nintendo 3DS for the compilation (Pac-Man Tilt and Galaga 3D Impact).[1][2] The collection also includes a trailer for the 3D Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures television show by Avi Arad which was upcoming at the time.

Games[edit]

Pac-Man Tilt is the only included game which does not take advantage of the system's Stereoscopic 3D display, as its heavy use of the accelerometer and gyroscope made it incompatible with the limited 3D viewing angle of the 3DS.[3] The original arcade games (Pac-Man and Galaga) use the 3D to create the effect of looking into a physical arcade cabinet. Pac-Man appears with hands and feet, a departure from many earlier Pac-Man games.[4]

Pac-Man Tilt[edit]

Pac-Man Tilt is a side scrolling action platformer. Common obstacles are springs, pinball flippers, and ghosts. Tilting the 3DS changes the direction of gravity.

Galaga 3D Impact[edit]

Galaga 3D Impact is a 3D on-rails shooter game in which the player aims and steers by moving the 3DS in a fixed position relative to his or her head in a way similar to Face Raiders (a game included with the 3DS hardware). A tractor beam enables the player to absorb enemies and upgrade their ship.

Leaderboards[edit]

All of the included games also have online leaderboards which are sorted out by "Weekly" and "Overall".

Save Data Reception[edit]

It was originally thought that this collection did not allow game data, including scores, unlockables, or achievements to be reset, which caused controversy throughout the gaming community after occurring in Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D. However, it was later found that the player is able to delete saved data if you hold down A, B, X, Y, L, and R at the same time as the game loads.[5] The game asks to confirm the deletion beforehand, as well.

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