Parents' Guide to

Namco Museum DS

By Andrew Bub, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Take a trip back in time to play classic arcades.

Game Nintendo DS 2007
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Unfortunately these games were built to be played in a vertical coin-operated system and the DS screen is horizontally shaped. Even with this not ideal screen fit, the controls are terrific, and the game selection has a few bona fide hits in it. For some people, Pac-Man Vs. is reason enough to own this museum. You can't play it in single player, but if you have friends with DS units, this is a great game to play together.

Namco Museum DS is not a bad deal if you want a trip down memory lane but it becomes a definite purchase if you have friends who enjoy playing Pac-Man Vs together. It would have been a better compilation if it had included fan favorite Ms. Pac Man. Your kids won't believe how simple and how primitive video games once were. But they'll be impressed -- or frustrated -- by how challenging they still are.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Namco Bandai
  • Release date: September 21, 2007
  • Genre: Arcade
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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