Pac-In-Time, like Mario is Missing!, was one of my favorite games when I was younger. It wasn’t a good game. Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 [official site] is, however, and you can see for yourself how good it actually is today.
Just when you thought Pac-Man’s fate was gobbling up colorful ghosts and eating golden pills, things have changed. No, they haven’t. Not those things. But just about everything else has. The latest entry in the Championship Edition series once again featues colorful 3D mazes, giant ghost battles, new abilities for Pac-Man and other augments to keep the formula fresh.
But listen, as long as I can chomp through a chain of 25 ghosts at once to make that combo meter rise like my temperature when I see Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme (what a man), I’m not really concerned about anything else. And that’s entirely possible, with Chain Eating mechanics in-game that let you group up four different chains of ghosts to maximize your bonus. I’ve played it, and all hell breaks loose, in a good way.
This is definitely a game for Pac-Man lovers, through and through, and you should probably pick it up if you racked up as many hours on the original game as I did .
Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 is out on Steam for £9.99/12,99€/$12.99.