Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Pac-Man Battle Royale

Next month Namco will be releasing the first new coin-op Pac-Man game in decades. It is a cocktail table style with the capability of 4-player simultaneous competitive play and looks pretty fun so hopefully I'll see one around somewhere. Here is what Namco had to say on their webpage about the game and its impact at the Amusement Expo in Las Vegas back in March.

"'Pac-Man Battle Royale' is a four player game where 'Pac-Men' battle it out by trying to devour each other with the last one standing winning each round. The simple, addicting, winner-take-all game play had show goers coming back to the booth all 3 days. The cabinet, specifically designed with the USA bar locations in mind, allows players to party while they play. Talking, laughing, and eating each other! The party atmosphere around Pac-Man Battle Royale was contagious as it spread all throughout Namco's booth. Show attendees were spotted wearing their Pac-Man Mardi Gras beads not only on the show floor but all over the Las Vegas strip after the shows closed at night."

Check out this video of the gameplay - looks like it would be fun with a couple of friends and a couple of beers. I'd play it!

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Fallguy40 said...

I heard they had one of these machines at E3 last month. One of the podcasts I listen to mentioned it. Looks like a nice edition for your local tavern.

PungentOnion said...

I'm surprised (and maybe even a bit dissapointed) that nobody felt compelled to make fun of the quote " Talking, laughing, and eating each other!".

PungentOnion said...

The gameplay does look pretty cool. The competition factor takes it to a new level which I like!

MadPlanet said...

Sorry to dissapoint you PO - I just couldn't bring myself to shoot those fish in that barrel.

I agree, the competition / simultaneous play is the one new feature that could actually reignite some interest for me in this classic but dated franchise.