Pac-Man Collection

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Pac-Man Collection
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Developer(s) Mass Media Inc.
Publisher(s) Namco
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance, Wii U Virtual Console
Release date(s) Game Boy Advance
  • NA July 12, 2001
  • PAL December 7, 2001
  • JP January 11, 2002
Wii U Virtual Console
  • NA June 11, 2014
  • JP June 11, 2014
  • PAL June 12, 2014
Genre(s) Arcade, Puzzle
Mode(s) Single player
Distribution 64mbit cartridge

Pac-Man Collection (パックマンコレクション Pakkuman Korekushon?) is a compilation of four Pac-Man games, released in 2001 and 2002 for the Game Boy Advance: Pac-Man, Pac-Mania and Pac-Man Arrangement, all ports of arcade games which follow the essence of classic Pac-Man gameplay; and Pac-Attack, a falling-block puzzle game akin to Tetris originally released on the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis and Super Nintendo.

Due to the restrictive screen resolution of the Game Boy Advance, the player is given the choice of two methods for viewing the playfield in Pac-Man: scroll mode, where the playfield automatically scrolls to follow Pac-Man, or full-screen, where the entire playfield is displayed in miniature form. Same goes to Ms. Pac-Man in the Namco Museum GBA collection.

With the exception of Pac-Attack, the player can alter various settings such as lives, difficulty and bonus life counters, similar to the DIP switch-enabled settings in the original arcade versions. Hints are available for each game.

This release is notable for the inclusion of Pac-Man Arrangement, a remixed, full-color update of Pac-Man with new power-ups and gameplay features. The game was released into arcades by Namco in 1996 as part of Namco Classic Collection Vol. 2, but had never been ported to a console prior to this release. Also the version of Pac-Attack featured in this game omits the versus mode.

Reception[edit]

Pac-Man Collection received generally positive reviews but was criticized for cutting out pieces of the sound and music, for inconsistent problems with both screen options for Pac-Man, and for lacking a save facility, so players' high scores cannot be stored in the games.

Wii U Virtual Console release[edit]

It was released on the Wii U Virtual Console on June 11, 2014 along with the Famicom version of Pac-Land in North America and Japan (and one day later in Europe and Australia) to celebrate Pac-Man's addition into Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

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