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PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Mediocre action platformer tied to the animated show.

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It's not going to win any awards for its memorable or unique gameplay, but it's not a bad cartoon adventure for older kids and tweens. In fact, if you can make it through the lame first few minutes of gameplay, you'll find the single-player campaign offers some fun platforming and combat elements -- and a lot of variety between stages, too. A four-person multiplayer mode lets gamers take on the roles of the four mischievous ghosts -- Inky (blue), Blinky (red), Pinky (pink), and Clyde (yellow) -- to see who can catch Pac-Man in a chase through intricate mazes. It's enjoyable -- for a while -- but a bit more depth in the competitive mode would have gone a long way toward adding more replayability. It's also worth noting that you can unlock classic 2-D arcade-style mini games. PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures isn't horrible, but for $30 to $40 you should expect more. Perhaps rent it for a weekend or borrow a friend's game to see if it's for you and your family.

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