By BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.
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Ms. PAC-MAN by Namco is one of the most popular video games in American arcade history! Who can forget the countless hours and quarters spent outrunning ghosts and chomping dots?
Re-live the retro action on your iPhone with the queen of the arcades!
Move Ms. PAC-MAN with three different control modes!
- Dodge pesky ghosts by tilting or rotating your iPhone in Accelerometer Mode.
- Navigate through the mazes by touching the onscreen Directional Pad in D-Pad Mode.
- Chomp on dots with the swipe of a finger in Swipe Mode. Munch fruits and other items for big points!
Chomp all of the dots to advance to the next stage. Go for high scores and high levels! Gain an extra life at 10,000 points! Gobble blinking Power Pellets to weaken ghosts temporarily and eat them up before they change back. Avoid Blinky, the leader of the ghosts, and his fellow ghosts Pinky, Inky and Sue, or you will lose a life. Lose all your lives and it’s game over!
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What's New in Version 4.0.3
- Minor Bug Fixes
It would be good if it didn’t pause all the time
I loved Ms Pac Man when I was a kid, more so than the regular Pac Man. I’ll give props to the look of this game, the screens are exactly as I remember them. But that’s about as far as I can go with a positive review. One annoying thing is the method in which you control Ms Pac Man, the finger swiping has different levels of sensitivity, but that seems to make no difference at all. Most of the time Ms Pac Man doesn’t go where I want her to because the touch pad just isn’t responsive. The joystick method isn’t even playable. But, I could get over that if the game would stop pausing every 30 seconds. During game play the action will all just stop with sound effects still going. It will stay “frozen” for about 5 to 6 seconds then resume. 30 seconds to a minute later, it happens again. It never stops happening. And since I am running the latest hardware and software (iPhone 6), I think this game should perform better than it does.
Buggy on my iPhone 6
I love Ms. Pac-Man, but the bugs are super frustrating. About half the time when I die I feel like a bug was a major factor.
It would be nice to have a separate high score in a mode that doesn't let you continue your game three times. Most arcade machines don't let you do this and it makes the high score meaningless to compare to.
The swipe control option is pretty good, but it's hard to make quick moves and sometimes it doesn't do what I want. Quick successive 180s are almost impossible.
The joystick control option is lacking a decent dead zone. This means that moving the stick diagonally will briefly move the stick to the direction you're moving passed causing undesired direction changes. In my opinion this makes this option useless.
Occasionally Ms. Pac-Man goes straight through fruit without eating it.
The biggest problem is lag spikes. Roughly every minute the game completely freezes for 2-5 seconds (while playing and in the menus). I've tried restarting my iPhone 6 without luck. It is very frustrating, I have died countless times thanks to this lag.
I've also had the game crash repeatedly on startup a couple times.
Ms. Pac-Man is a classic game and to see it represented in such a unpolished state is disappointing and frankly embarrassing.
As Good As It Can Get ... For A Phone
I read reviews before I purchased ... and there were quite a few negative ones ... but Ms. Pac-Man was ... and remains ... my most favorite Arcade Game ... I had to try it for myself ... and it is fun ...
In all honesty ... I don't know what people expect ... did they really believe they were going to be able to play as if they were in an Arcade ?
If that's what you want ... then go to an Arcade ... or buy your own Ms. Pac-Man game ...
But if you just want a similar experience of playing your favorite game ... using your finger to direct the path of Ms. Pac-Man ... then by all means ... make the purchase ... it put a smile on my face ... 😀
- Category: Games
- Updated: Nov 03, 2014
- Version: 4.0.3
- Size: 26.5 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Seller: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.
- © 1980, 1982, 2008-2015 BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.