If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Learn more.

Bleep Blop: Pac-Man 256 Now Endlessly Gobbling On PC

Mind your fruits!

The glitched-out endless gobbling of Pac-Man 256 [official site] has arrived on PC, following a stretch of munching up fruits on pocket telephones. While it's free-to-play on pockphones, here it's £4 but does come with new four-player local co-op support. Why not eat some fruit with a friend? Pac-Man 256 isn't your grandpa's Patrick Mann, making him dash through a glitchifying maze inspired by Pac-Man's kill screen.

Pac-Man 256's glitchmess is based on ye olde Pac-Man's kill screen on the 256th level, where half of the screen turns into garbled nonsense. It runs with this, making an endless mazer for Ian Mann to run, dodging ghosts and building up score multipliers. And what do points mean? Bleepy noises! Power-ups like lasers and tornadoes also mean bleepy noises.

This retro reworking is by Hipster Whale, the folks who made the very Frogger-y mobile hit Crossy Road, as well as 3 Sprockets. It's weird - the day before Crossy Road launched and quickly became mega huge, I played Hipster Whale co-founder Andy Sum's dubstep-blasting, meme-flinging montage parody FPS GAME OF THE YEAR: 420BLAZEIT vs. xxXilluminatiXxx [wow/10 #rekt edition] and thought "This goofy game will make him famous." Well!

Pac-Man 256 is out on Windows, Mac, and Linux for £3.99/4,99€/$4.99 through Steam.

I still miss Fruitaku with its enthusiastic updates on the heart of any real video game: fruits.

About the Author

Alice O'Connor avatar

Alice O'Connor

News Editor

When not writing news, Alice may be found in the sea.

Join the Rock Paper Shotgun supporter program

Sign up today and get access to more articles like these, an ad-free reading experience, free gifts, and help us create more great writing about PC games.

See more information

Comments

We love having a friendly, positive and constructive community - you lot are great - and we want to keep it like that. Our main commenting rule is "be excellent to each other". Please see our code of conduct, where you can find out what "be excellent" means. TL;DR? Respect others, think before you post, and be prepared for puns.

More News

Latest Articles

We've been talking, and we think that you should wear clothes

Total coincidence, but we sell some clothes

Rock Paper Shotgun Merch