Pac-Man is a game name that has been cemented in the minds of pretty much everyone. The 80s revolution in video games was led by one yellow figure trying to fill his insatiable hunger for dots and cherries. Although a very basic concept by nowaday standards Pac-Man has seen countless remakes and re-imaginings with The Pac-Man being the latest.
Created by Joshua Stark a university student and game designer Stark has created this latest tribute to a cult classic. The Pac-Man embraces not only the original game by aims to draw inspiration from many of the reimaginings of the game over its long standing history. In an aim to create the greatest Pac-Man game since the original.
The Pac-Man contains 70 plus unique stages across ten different worlds making this really quite a substantial game to get through. Stark really does do a great job of designing a new Pac-Man game by adding in an adventure mode that is not unlike Mario or some of the previous Pac-Man endeavours.
Complementing this new adventure take is of course a cheese story about Pac-Man’s hunger. It is a great little piece and I suppose after his divorce from Ms Pac-Man his life really does seem to of taken a rather dark turn. She seems to of take all the cherries in their settlement, so Pac-Man is off looking for a new stash to satisfy his hunger.
Full of a wide variation in the puzzles, no longer is it just one simple maze set played endlessly. You have a whole host of new designs that really do add a lot of replayability to the title.
The Pac-Man was just released for free and can be picked up via Indiedb here from the downloads tab. It is a surprise this title has been put out for free as it feels very complete and I would be willing to spend at least a few dollars on it. The official website of Joshua Stark can be found here.