Namco readying Pac-Man Remix for the iPhone

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Namco readying Pac-Man Remix for the iPhone
| Pac-Man REMIX

Over on the official Namco web page it's been revealed that the Japanese gaming giant is preparing to deliver another version of its 1980 arcade classic in Pac-Man Remix.

While it keeps to the essential maze-running, dot-munching coin-op action we know so well, Pac-Man Remix also delivers a vibrant, colourful graphical update.

Alongside the enhanced graphics are a host of new and exclusive features such as boss battles, stage specific gadgets and power up items.

Controls are often a sticking point on arcade adaptations for the iPhone, so three control systems have been built into Pac-Man Remix to try and tackle the problem: an on-screen D-pad, swiping gestures and accelerometer.

The game comes to us from a new division set up specifically at Namco to develop iPhone games (something a few studios appear to be doing), which is being fronted by former I-play producer Jonathan Kromrey.

Pac-Man Remix has just been submitted to Apple and is expected to land on the App Store at a mid-range price (probably around £3.49) any day now.

Spanner Spencer
Spanner Spencer
Yes. Spanner's his real name, and he's already heard that joke you just thought of. Although Spanner's not very good, he's quite fast, and that seems to be enough to keep him in a regular supply of free games and away from the depressing world of real work.