Classic Pac-Man free for the first time in 33 years with Google Play Store game

Classic Pac-Man free for the first time in 33 years with Google Play Store game
If you love the classic Pac-Man game, we are happy to (gobble, gobble) tell you that it is now free in the Google Play Store as part of a game called Pac-Man +Tournaments. Not only has Namco used the freemium approach to offering the game, it has made it an exclusive for the Google Play Store for now. Those who don't mind shelling out a little bit of money will be rewarded with weekly updates containing brand new mazes to play.

The Tournament part of the game offers great prizes for true Pac-Man fans like plush Pac-Man ghost toys. Can you name the ghosts in the game? They are Pinky, Inky, Blinky and Cyde. If you got it right, we're a little concerned about you. Anyway, in case you iOS users were getting a little green with envy, don't fear. There will be an iOS version of the app.

That does beg the question why Namco decided to go with Android first considering that for most developers it is the other way around. Namco explained the decision by noting that Android has the largest installed base today and that Pac-Man already has a presence in the Apple App Store. Namco thought that with this game it would be the perfect time for Pac-Man to make its debut on Android. And with the success of the freemium model, that is the direction that Namco wanted to go in.

source: Pac-Man+Tournaments via Forbes


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