Pac-Man Championship Edition 2

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Pac-Man Championship Edition 2
Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 cover.png
Developer(s)Bandai Namco Studios
Publisher(s)Bandai Namco Entertainment
SeriesPac-Man
Platform(s)
Release
  • PS4, Xbox One, Windows
  • September 15, 2016
  • Nintendo Switch
  • February 22, 2018
Genre(s)Maze
Mode(s)Single-player

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 is a downloadable arcade game in the Pac-Man series which was released for PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, and Xbox One on September 15, 2016; an updated version featuring an exclusive 2-player co-op mode, Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus, was released for Nintendo Switch on February 22, 2018.[1] It was developed and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment, and is a direct sequel to Pac-Man Championship Edition, making it an indirect follow-up Pac-Man Championship Edition DX.

Gameplay[edit]

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 builds upon the gameplay introduced in Championship Edition and Championship Edition DX, which add faster gameplay to the traditional Pac-Man formula. Taking control of Pac-Man, players go through various mazes collecting pellets while avoiding roaming ghosts. Collecting enough pellets reveals either a piece of fruit that sends Pac-Man to the next maze, or a Power Pellet that can be used to eat ghosts. Unlike previous iterations of Pac-Man, in which touching ghosts would instantly kill Pac-Man, ghosts can now be bumped into up to three times in succession before they enter an Angry state, during which touching them will cause Pac-Man to lose a life. Similar to Championship DX, passing by sleeping ghosts will add them to a trail behind the other ghosts, allowing for large point bonuses when eaten. Players can also use jump pads to jump over parts of a maze and bombs to instantly return to the start of a maze. The game features two main modes: Score Attack, in which players must try and rack up a high score within a time limit, and Adventure, which requires players to clear several objectives, including fighting giant bosses.[2] The Nintendo Switch 'Plus' version also features a co-op mode.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
Metacritic80/100 (NS)[3]
80/100 (PC)[4]
81/100 (PS4)[5]
75/100 (XONE)[6]
Review scores
PublicationScore
Destructoid7.5/10[9]
Game Informer9.25/10[7]
Game Revolution3.5/5 stars[10]
GameSpot8/10[8]
Hardcore Gamer4/5[11]
Kill Screen40/100[12]
Shacknews8/10[13]

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 received "generally favorable" reviews from critics according to Metacritic.[3][4][5][6]

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 + Arcade Game Series[edit]

A retail disc for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One containing Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 compiled with three games from the Arcade Game Series (Pac-Man, Galaga, and Dig Dug) was released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 1, 2016 in North America.[14]

Namco Museum Arcade Pac[edit]

Namco Museum Arcade Pac is a retail video game compilation for Nintendo Switch that includes Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus along with all of the games included in Namco Museum for Nintendo Switch.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gematsu (December 18, 2017). "Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus announced for Switch". Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  2. ^ http://www.gamespot.com/reviews/pac-man-championship-edition-2-review/1900-6416518/
  3. ^ a b http://www.metacritic.com/game/switch/pac-man-championship-edition-2-plus
  4. ^ a b http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/pac-man-championship-edition-2
  5. ^ a b http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/pac-man-championship-edition-2
  6. ^ a b http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-one/pac-man-championship-edition-2
  7. ^ Vazquez, Suriel (13 September 2016). "All Aboard The Ghost Train - Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 - PC". Game Informer. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  8. ^ D'Aprile, Jason (16 September 2016). "Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  9. ^ Devore, Jordan (12 September 2016). "Review: Pac-Man Championship Edition 2". Destructoid. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  10. ^ Blondeau, Elias (13 September 2016). "Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Review". Game Revolution. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  11. ^ Spyrison, Sam (12 September 2016). "Review: Pac-Man Championship Edition 2". Hardcore Gamer. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  12. ^ Solberg, Dan. "Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 is a remix too far". Kill Screen. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  13. ^ Vincent, Brittany (13 September 2016). "Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Review: Powering Up". Shacknews. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  14. ^ "Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 + Arcade Game Series". Play-Asia.com. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  15. ^ http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2018/07/namco_museum_arcade_pac_is_a_2-in-1_bundle_coming_exclusively_to_switch

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