Games Encyclopedia Top Games PC PS4 PS3 Xbox One Xbox 360 Switch Android iOS Rankings Images Companies
Game Box for Pac-Man 256 (PC)

Pac-Man 256

This arcade, endless-runner game brings a continuation to the long-standing, iconic Pac-Man series. Pac-Man 256 is a free-to-play title with microtransactions.

Arcade | play for free | Isometric view | auto-runner

Pac-Man 256 cover

developer: Hipster Whale

Official website

Game mode: single player

game release date:

Development of the game Pac-Man 256 have been suspended and will not be continued.

WP

19Aug2015

iOS AND

21Jun2016

PC XONE PS4

Pac-Man 256 for PC, PS4 and etc. is an endless-runner arcade game based on the license of the Pac-Man series (35th anniversary of the franchise was celebrated in 2015). Bandai Namco hired an external developer to create the game, and that was the Hipster Whale studio, which is a team behind production of the popular Crossy Road. The game is a free-to-play title, though it uses microtransactions.

Mechanics

Pac-Man 256 is an endless-runner arcade game (a similar gameplay formula was applied in Crossy Road). The player assumes the role of the ever-hungry Pac-Man, who is constantly running from a deadly glitch that attacked them in the original game (1980) once the player managed to reach the titular level 256. This interesting idea aimed to draw the players' attention to the franchise's rich history.

In Pac-Man 256 for PC, PS4 and etc., the player explores an endless maze and their goal is to score as many points as possible - this is achieved through eating yellow dots here. In order to provide enough challenge, the creators made the glitch chase the player, as well as included Pac-Man's old adversaries in the game - ghosts of different colors. Fortunately, power-balls appear on the map once in a while and these turn the protagonist into a fearless eating-machine. When exploring the maze, the player also stumbles on other power-ups and fruit that grant large numbers of points.

Similar to Hipster Whale's previous game, Pac-Man 256 features massive numbers of bonuses which can be unlocked. It is also worth noticing the visuals inspired by the original game, which came out 35 years earlier. Obviously, Pac-Man 256 is played from an isometric view.

PEGI Rating

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i3 2.93 GHz
  • 1 GB RAM
  • graphic card 512 MB GeForce 8800/Radeon HD 3570 or better
  • 100 MB HDD
  • Windows XP
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i5 3.2 GHz
  • 2 GB RAM
  • graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 560 or better
  • 100 MB HDD
  • Windows 7
Pac-Man 256 coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One
Pac-Man 256 coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

news 24 May 2016 11:20

Pac-Man 256 is coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in June, Namco has announced. The console versions will offer extra features compared to the mobile original.

See/Add Comments