PAC-MAN Championship Edition Is Out Today On minis

Although PAC-MAN’s 30th Anniversary celebration has already seen the game immortalised twice – first in the form of the PAC-MAN Google Doodle, then by induction into the Video Game Hall of Fame – nothing might be as exciting as what the developers at Namco gave fans of their legendary game this August: less a celebration of the past than an evolution in the game they love.

PAC-MAN Championship Edition, the latest in PAC-MAN’s pellet-eating adventures, amps up everything the classic franchise is known for without abandoning any of the charms that defined it as a three-decade Arcade staple.

Boasting six game modes with unique mazes and time-limits, PAC-MAN Championship Edition fuses dynamically changing mazes and dazzling visual effects with a new time-based gameplay system. As in the original PAC-MAN game, PAC-MAN must eat all pellets whilst avoiding Ghosts. New to PAC-MAN Championship Edition, however, is a unique and addictive element by which after clearing the available pellets in one-half of the maze, a bonus item will become available on the other half of the maze—collect this bonus item and the cleared-half of the maze will refresh with a totally new design and pellet pattern.

PAC-MAN Championship Edition does more than dazzle with new visual effects. It consists of six game modes, each with its own unique set of mazes and time limits. Fans of the original PAC-MAN will enjoy Championship Mode, but with courses with hidden walls, heightened rates of speed and mazes inspired by the streets of Manhattan, there is something for everyone.


Twelve diverse awards will have fans hunting for Bonus Items and eating ghosts in succession. Gamers can earn the “Sparkster” award by emitting sparks for a full second. Not as easy as it sounds – we tried it!

PAC-MAN Championship Edition is launching today, available on minis for PSP and PS3 for new and lifelong fans alike. With original PAC-MAN creator Toru Iwatani personally overseeing its development, this is in many ways the PAC-MAN challenge Namco has always wanted to make.

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Wasn’t this already out last week?

Nevertheless, awesome game.


Hi slick – The game out last week was a different version of Pac-Man, PAC-MAN Championship DX, for PS3. PAC-MAN Championship Edition is out this week and is the minis version that is playable on both PSP and PS3.

how does it differ to psn version released last week plus any chance off sale celbtte 30 years off older versions off game.

hi adam what diffrences can we expect i bought psn version an im addicted just wanna no iif i gain or loose any think buy gettin this version other than abilty to go mobile . thanks

I might get both if different to last weeks one :P

Carnivius_Prime 01 December, 2010 @ 14:34

Might get this one solely for my PSP as I have the excellent DX version for my PS3. Really is a fantastic version of the classic Pac-man game. The original 30 year old game itself is still great to play which just shows what a pretty perfect game concept it was to begin with in the first place.

Um, achievements? You better read your post carefully before uploading after copying advertisement text meant for the XBox version of the game. ^^

Been waiting for this for a long time, so happy to be able to finally pick it up ^^.

hey hey

with this being playable on ps3 and the psp im wondering if there is little difference in the gameplay.

certainly cheaper on the psp :)

played the demo and really liked it. im currently debating which version to buy (probably the psp tbh)


Well I played the DX version and I must say it is the best version of pac-man ever made. Modern, clever & thoroughly addictive. I presume this is the same game other than you can play this on PSP ? Highly recommended to gamers of all kinds out there whatever the case : )

Liked the PS3 DX version and probably will buy this one as well, ’cause it’s really addictive fun :)

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