Pac-Man 256 has just one insane, endless map

Pac-Man 256

Bandai Namco’s beloved Pac-Man arcade game turned 35 earlier this year, and the company celebrated the occasion with a revamp of the original title on iOS — but it’s only with the recent release of Pac-Man 256 that the title has truly come of age.

Available on Android and iOS, Pac-Man 256 features an endless map that you can play in landscape or portrait mode. As with the original, you still have to chomp away at all the Pac-Dots you can reach while avoiding ghosts — but you also have to escape the dreaded glitch.

Pac-Man 256 looks great and lets you play in portrait or landscape mode
Pac-Man 256 looks great and lets you play in portrait or landscape mode

Inspired by the infamous kill screen from level 256 in the first edition of Pac-Man, the glitch eats away at the bottom of the map and can get you too, if you’re not quick enough.

Get away from the glitch as fast as you can
Get away from the glitch as fast as you can

The new title also throws in some neat power-ups, like a laser to effortlessly vaporize ghosts in your path, and another to freeze them in their tracks.

The game features a polished retro-inspired look and its fast-paced gameplay makes it easy to lose track of time as you strive to beat your last top score.

In-app purchases allow you to buy credits for more power-ups and to continue playing after you’ve died, but you can get by for a long while without spending a dime.

If you’ve been craving some classic arcade gaming goodness, this should keep you busy all through the weekend.

➤ Pac-Man 256 [Android | iOS]

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