A brand new free to play PacMan game from Bandai Namco launched on Ios and android today and while it isn’t exactly taking to the streets like Pokemon Go it is still pretty cool to see real-world locations turned into PacMan levels.
Instead of going out into the real world and having you walk around your local area, PacMan Geo allows you to turn anywhere in the world into a PacMan maze thanks to Google Maps.
Taking to the streets of New York, Paris, and Tokyo, and places in between through the Google Maps Platform, PacMan will tour the world visiting landmarks big and small along the way. Utilizing detailed maps of famous cities, PAC-MAN GEO brings classic PAC-MAN™ gameplay to city maps where PAC-MAN navigates the maze of city streets with Inky, Blinky, Pinky, and Clyde in chase. Power pellets will be also be placed on the map, enabling PAC-MAN to turn the tables on the pesky ghosts.
“PAC-MAN GEO is breaking the traditional concept of the PAC-MAN maze and allows PAC-MAN to be played in real locations around the world for the first time ever in its 40 year history,” says Dennis Lee, Director of Brand Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “As PAC-MAN continues to celebrate his 40th anniversary in 2020, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment is finding ever more innovative and fun ways to create new PAC-MAN experiences for fans young and old to play. We hope PAC-MAN GEO will be another example of a memorable collaboration with Google and one fans will enjoy immensely.”
After having a quick spin myself in order to write this quick article I have to admit it was pretty cool navigating PacMan around my local streets and avoiding those iconic ghosts.
PacMan Geo is a cool fun way to visit the worlds most famous landmarks, or just the neighbourhoods of your loved ones and see them in a completely different light.