Apr 18, 2010


I'm not going to do a complete review as this game is still in beta and the developer continues to update it regularly, but it's a Pac Man clone for the Android. It's not as polished as real Pac Man, but does promise to allow for custom mazes. I'm hoping some of the cutesy stuff that the original does (such as the ghost's eyes navigating their way back to base vs. teleporting) makes it in eventually and that the annoying progress bar that fills up to show your final score is pulled. But it's free and at the limited time special price of $7 for the official Namco Pac Man (that I've already purchased countless times for the Atari 2600, NES, PC, Playstation, Playstation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS... etc) I can't justify throwing more money at this game to play it on my Android.

I really like seeing these classic arcade games done well on the Android. Berzerk?, Donkey Kong?, ... anyone? They takes a couple minutes max to play (given my skill level) and are a perfect cure for that quick itch. Just keep in mind that they're all available on the NES emulator so if you're so inclined you need to take advantage of the touch screen, accelerometer, ...etc to do it right.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, this is Etienne - the developper of this app! I've found your review about AndMan, and wanted to thank you for it.
    Indeed, I am still spending a lot of time on this. The level editor is published; I am working on a feature to allow players to share their custom levels.
    I'll also try to polish the gameplay a bit; the ghosts' eyes is a good idea!