Almost everyone knows who Pac-Man is, beyond him being one of the alien villains in the upcoming movie “Pixels.” One of the most iconic figures in video game history, Pac-Man has been chomping his way through mazes and ghosts since 1980, and the Davie-Brown Index says that 94 percent of American consumers recognize the character. How do you bring such a key figure of video game history to the modern day? Through Pac-Man Bounce, a new game that allows you greater control over how you complete each puzzle.
Available in Canada and Australia only
You won’t be able to download Pac-Man Bounce from the United States App Store just yet, since Bandai Namco has only released the game to Canadian and Australian gamers for now. The official launch in the U.S. is expected soon.
Chomp your way through Snackland
The game takes place in Snack Land, and challenges you to collect stars and keys, while avoiding the usual ghosts that want to take Pac-Man out of the picture. The game allows you to adjust Pac-Man’s path and even move in diagonal patterns, so you have much more control over evading the ghosts and collecting Pac-Dots than the classics gave you.
Pac-Man Bounce is available for free on the Canadian and Australian App Stores. We don’t have an official launch date for the game in the U.S. yet, but will be sure to update you when we find out. Check out the trailer below, or click here if it fails to load.