Making its way through the arcade video gaming arena and surpassing the classic and popular games such as the Asteroids and Space Invaders in terms of popularity, Pacman, introduced in the early 80s, managed to create a unique place for itself amongst the hardcore gamers. Such was the popularity of this game that it eventually occupied the spot of “the game with highest brand awareness”, and was recognized by near about 94% American citizens surveyed. The same thrill and excitement has been reborn in the form of Pacman Online v.1.0, which has been specifically developed for playing on the most popular gaming platform i.e. Windows PC.
Pacman Online v.1.0 is a freeware game by Mario Games and its development is inspired by the old arcade Pacman game. The game has a black background with a blue colored maze and on the left hand side of the game screen, you can see the score achieved during a single gameplay session. In the center, you will find a rectangular box from where all the ghosts named Pinky, Clyde, Blinky and Inky are dispersed. Your target is to progress through subsequent mazes in the game with increasing levels of difficulty which is achieved by eating all the yellow colored dots in each maze. In the way, you will find bigger dots which are power palettes and upon eating them, you will get a special power. Upon taking the power palette, all the enemies will turn blue and slow down their pace and you can eat them up so that they disappear temporarily till they are regenerated from the center.
Pacman Online v.1.0, being just a remake of the older game, brings back the same action now to your computer screen, and hence it receives a score of three rating points out of five.