‘Pac-Man Championship Edition 2’ breathes new life into one of gaming’s oldest icons


Pac-Man Championship Edition 2

Anyone who’s spent more than 15 minutes on planet Earth knows and has probably played "Pac-Man." You might associate him with the dark, musty arcades of the ’80s and ’90s, but he quietly continues to get new games every couple of years.

The latest game is "Pac-Man Championship Edition 2." Good news, it’s fun!

"Championship Edition 2" breathes new life into one of gaming’s most iconic franchises, throwing caution to the wind and changing up the tried-and-true formula that solidified him in gaming history.

The first trope on the chopping block? That any contact with a ghost means instant death. That’s right, in "Pac-Man Championship Edition 2," you can bump up against ghosts several times without dying. Deep breaths, it’s going to be okay.

Here’s what "Pac-Man Championship Edition 2" is like.

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"Pac-Man CE 2" will definitely look familiar to anyone who’s played any Pac-Man game before. Mazes. Dots. Ghosts. They’re all here.

But there’s also a ton of new rules and objectives, too. You have a lot more at your disposal than just moving up, down, left, and right. And "Pac-Man CE 2" makes sure to teach you these changes slowly.

Like any good arcade-style game, all these tools are in service of helping you earn boatloads of points.

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