Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A Look Into Video Games: Pac-Pix (DS)

Pac-Pix was a Pac-Man spinoff released in 2005 for the Nintendo DS. While the DS had a very lackluster first year, there were some interesting spin-offs and unique games for the platform. Pac-Pix was certainly one of them, and it's probably the most distinctive of the franchise.
The game is no simple Pac-Man game. There's no mazes or patterns to master. Pac-Man doesn't exist in the game until you draw him with a stylus. Depending on the size of Pac-Man, he will be stronger or faster. The majority of the game was clearing levels by devouring ghosts. 
Pac-Pix met a really mixed reaction critically. It's gotten everything from superb recommendations to abysmal rants. Because of this, I never really jumped up to go get Pac-Pix. I contemplated about getting it for a few years, but always passed the chance. I do admit I admire the uniqueness and style.  

6 comments:

  1. I saw this in the Used bin at Hastings the other day. Almost picked it up for my daughter. She will pretty much play anything on her DS. I may have to go back and pick it up. If I remember correctly it was only like $4.

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  2. I'm kind of surprised I've yet to pick it up, as I've always liked its art style. Maybe I'll go track down a copy soon. Why haven't you bought it yet, by the way?

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  3. Why haven't I ever heard of this?!

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