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Ms. Pac-Man Maze Madness
  opened by paleface at 22:43:53 01/19/04  
  last modified by paleface at 12:27:18 03/05/24  
  paleface [sys=DC; cat=Puzzle; reg=NA]
I originally got this because it has a port of the original arcade Ms. Pac-Man on it. I was young and innocent then and didn't realize that the game played squished on a horizontal screen (the true vertical Ms. Pac-Man can be found, exclusively as far as I know, in Namco Museum 3--refer to entry 179). Other than being all squished, the port seems pretty good, although sadly MPMMM does not support VGA.
The disc also sports three or four multiplayer minigames for up to four players. These aren't really that fun, you sort of run around trying to be the first to eat X number of pellets while enduring assaults of various powerups.
The main single-player game, on the other hand, was a pleasant surprise. It's quite amazingly long, and you go through maze after maze of colorful 3D worlds, chomping dots through little puzzle and obstacle courses. Sounds pretty weak but is very well done for what it is. The music in particular is surprisingly good, with semi-ambient techno tunes that give the whole thing a kind of blissful chill-out groove. You can probably find it for $10 or so and it's well worth it for a relaxing and lengthy action/puzzle adventure.
· Arcade Game Series: Ms. Pac-Man (PS4)
· Arcade Game Series: Ms. Pac-Man (PC)
· Namco Museum (DC)

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