Pac-Man World Rally

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Pac-Man World Rally
Pac-Man World Rally Coverart.png
North American PlayStation 2 cover art
Developer(s)Smart Bomb Interactive
Publisher(s)Namco Bandai Games
Electronic Arts (Europe)
Composer(s)
Platform(s)PlayStation 2
PlayStation Portable
Nintendo GameCube
Microsoft Windows
Release
Genre(s)Racing
Mode(s)Single-player

Pac-Man World Rally, known in Europe as Pac-Man Rally, is a kart racing game in the Pac-Man series. It is developed by Bandai Namco Games, and released in August 2006 for the PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation Portable, and Microsoft Windows. An Xbox version of the game was cancelled, though a preview of the game can be found in the Xbox release of Pac-Man World 3.

A follow-up racing game, Pac-Man Kart Rally, was released for iOS in 2010 and Android in 2012.

Gameplay[edit]

Pac-Man World Rally features similar gameplay to other kart racing games such as Mario Kart. Up to four players can compete in standard racing across fifteen race tracks. During races, players can use power-ups to attack opponents or gain a boost of speed. By driving over a fruit button, that fruit will appear on the race track; players who collect a fruit will gain access to specific shortcuts on the track, giving them the opportunity to overtake their opponents. Players can also collect pac-dots scattered along the track to fill their Pac-Meter. When it is full, the player can activate a temporary transformation into the Pac-Mobile, a vehicle that gives them a boost of speed and allows them to eat and temporarily incapacitate other racers. The game also features a battle mode with four different arenas for competition. Players can choose from fourteen different playable characters from the Pac-Man franchise and other Bandai Namco titles. The PSP version features two exclusive characters, Mappy and Mr. Driller, along with an additional race track based on Dig Dug.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
AggregatorScore
GameRankingsPC: 65%[1]
MetacriticPS2: 54/100[2]
NGC: 57/100[3]
PSP: 51/100[4]

The game received mixed reviews on all consoles according to review aggregator Review aggregator Metacritic.[3][2][4] IGN gave the GameCube version a rating of 5.7 out of 10.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pac-Man World Rally for PC". GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  2. ^ a b "Pac-Man World Rally for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  3. ^ a b "Pac-Man World Rally for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  4. ^ a b "Pac-Man World Rally for PSP Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2018-08-03.