Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Friendship and heroics mark fun re-creation of arcade alum.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 28 reviews

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age 18+

Let's just forget this thing ever existed.

This show is a huge disgrace to the video game and the 1982 cartoon which were way better. I don't know who thought it was a good idea to make this GARBAGE, but it was a terrible idea and never should've happened. They failed to bring back a character from the 80s and pretty much just created an abomination. Pac Man is not supposed to be a teenager, he is supposed to be married to Mrs Pac Man and raising Pac-Baby, Chomp Chomps the Dog, and Sour Puss the Cat. None of those characters are even in this show. The president and Sir Cumference look like peas from VeggieTales, Betrayus is nowhere near as good as Mezmaron, and Spiral and Cylindria are annoying. The original ghosts for whatever reason are his friends now. What? The whole point of the game was to AVOID them! Now you make them his friends? That literally messes up the entire franchise. Plus, Pinky is Pac-Man's girlfriend. NO. Now I could end just there, enough said, but I will go through everything wrong with this show. Clyde is fat for whatever reason, not to mention he's extremely dumb and has an annoying voice. They ruined him and its not even funny. And where the heck is Sue? There's also a lot of bad jokes and yucky stuff, This is Pac Man not Ren and Stimpy! Heebo bullying Pac Man is infuriating to watch, and the theme song couldn't be more poorly produced. And don't get me started on how they make Pac Man act like a clumsy moron in every episode. And that one disgusting episode where he gets spots all over his face is enough to make you throw up. So yeah, they pretty much ruined the entire franchise and I am actually really offended. This show should be banned and burned from existence. I wish I could unwatch this terrible show. I wish it was just a sick YouTube prank, Avoid this show forever, and watch the 1982 cartoon instead!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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age 2+

From Family Man to Teenage Jerk

This is not the Pac-Man that I remember from the Games, like in "Pac-Land", "Pac n' Roll" or "Pac-Man World 2", where he was portrayed as an Adventurous Family Man, caring for his family and protecting his home from Ghosts. Yes, Pac-Man eats junk, but he had a balanced meal, like Cherries, Apples, and Grapes, to counteract with the Pac-Dot Cookies (Yes, they are cookies, not drugs). Also, according to the Hanna-Barbera Cartoon, Power Pellets grow on trees, so the Power Pellets are fruit. What I don't like from this "Pac-Man" story is that he's a gluttonous teenage jerk, who focuses more on food rather than helping others. Because that's what we want to show our kids: making them fat by eating junk. Also, I hate that there's a villain named Betrayus... who's named that for no reason other than to be tortured, that's like naming your child "Satan" for his misbehavior. In closing, this Pac-Man from this show is a bad role model, and I prefer you go for the Hanna-Barbera cartoon if you want something Pac-Man Related.

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Too much consumerism
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