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Box artwork for Pac-Man Arcade Party.
Pac-Man Arcade Party
Developer(s)Namco
Publisher(s)Namco
Year released2010
System(s)Arcade
SeriesPac-Man
Japanese titleパックマンアーケードパーティー
Genre(s)Compilation
Players1-2
ModesSingle player, Multiplayer
LinksPac-Man Arcade Party ChannelSearchSearch

Pac-Man Arcade Party is a compilation arcade game, which was released by Namco, in 2010; as its name suggests, it was released to mark the thirtieth anniversary of their most successful stand-alone arcade game, Pac-Man, and features a carbon copy of it (along with one of the series' first 16-bit title, Pac-Mania) in a cabinet that features artwork inspired by Pac-Man, Galaga, and Dig Dug on its sides.

The compilation contains:

  • Pac-Man (1980), Pac-Mania (1987): Despite the compilation's name, only two Pac-Man titles are featured in it: the original one, and the US version of the series' first 16-bit one (nineteen rounds).
  • Galaxian (1979), Galaga (1981), Galaga '88 (1987): Three of Namco's Galaxian titles are also in this compilation: the original one, and the series' first and third sequels (just not Gaplus, of 1984).
  • Rally-X (1980): Namco's first driving game (which shares some similarities with Pac-Man) is also featured for this compilation; however, as it is not the Arrangement, you can't attack the red cars.
  • Bosconian (1981): The first game from Namco to use an 8-way joystick is again also featured in this compilation; as it's the "new" version the space bases are arranged different to the "old" one.
  • Dig Dug (1982): Namco's only "make-your-own-maze" game, save for an Arrangement of it from 1996, is once again also featured; as it is the original version, the 256th round is the "kill screen".
  • Xevious (1982): Namco's first vertical scrolling shooter is yet again also featured here; as it's the original version players can enter up to ten characters on the high score table after a game-over.
  • Mappy (1983): Namco's first platform game is, for a fifth time, also featured in this compilation; it is also the US version, evidenced by the cats being called "Goro" and "Meowky" in attract mode.
  • Rolling Thunder (1986): Namco's first run and gun is, for a sixth time, also featured in here; it is also the "new" version, evidenced by the 150-second (2:30) time limit for which to finish a stage.
  • Dragon Spirit (1987): Namco's third vertical scrolling shooter is for a seventh and last time also featured here; it is also the "new" version, as evidenced by the "stage select" screen at the start.

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