NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today that PAC-MAN Party has gone gold for Wii. Set in a birthday party theme, PAC-MAN stars in this new venture packed with dozens of mini-games, challenges and surprises. Utilizing the Wii Remote, the game’s easy to pick-up-and-play controls will have players using their skills and reflexes to compete against one another as they move about unique virtual game boards. With something for everyone in the family, PAC-MAN Party will be packed with non-stop action when it is available throughout North America on November 16, 2010.
PAC-MAN Party continues the franchise’s legacy of providing engaging entertainment that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. With more than 50 exciting mini-games and eight characters to choose from including newcomers Woofa, Patra and Roger, players will be fully engaged using the Wii Remote’s motion and button control capabilities in various time-based trials. From dodging a cascade of blocks, to racing and sheep shearing challenges, there is non-stop action for everyone.
Depending on a player’s mood, they can select three modes of play. Story mode provides the opportunity to explore all the game board worlds and protect Mr. Cookie’s secret recipe. Mini-Game mode offers a quick fix for those who want the sudden rush of competition without the commitment. Party mode provides a more in-depth experience that has up to four friends competing across different boards to collect the most points. Raising the stakes a bit more, property can be strategically developed on any given space which can increase wealth and provide the quickest route to victory. However unlike traditional board games, if someone lands on a spot that is already occupied, players will have to fight for ownership via challenges.
To help level the competitive playing field and encourage big comebacks, Power Cookies can be utilized during each mini-game to increase a characters size or put extra force and speed behind each effort. But the party doesn’t stop there. As an added bonus, PAC-MAN Party will also feature a Classic mode where players can experience the original arcade versions of PAC-MAN, Galaga and Dig-Dug.
To further promote PAC-MAN’s 30th anniversary, PAC-MAN Kart Rally recently launched on mobile devices, including Java, BREW, RIM and Windows Mobile. The game combines fast-paced racing action with 10 beloved iconic Namco characters, including PAC-MAN, Taizo Hori from DIG DUG, the Prince from Katamari Damacy, Susumu Hori from Mr. Driller and the Fighter from Galaga, to name a few.