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Pac-Man takes to the streets with Google Maps


Pac-Man takes to the streets with Google Maps

Everyone’s favourite arcade game is back with a new version that makes use of Google Maps to create your game mazes. Developed by Bandai Namco Entertainment, Pac-Mac Geo is now available on the South Africa app stores along with 169 other regions.

Utilising detailed maps of cities around the world, 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.

The game also features power pellets that are placed on the map, enabling Pac-Man to turn the tables on those pesky ghosts. Best of all, the game uses the official sounds we fell in love with on the original arcade version.

There are a number of landmark-based mazes from around the world but if you want to play on South African streets, you’ll need to create your own maps. The game can geo-locate your location of you can manually scroll to any place on earth to create a custom game. Sadly, the mapped square you can create is not very big and only spans 3 or 4 blocks so city-based games play better than some suburbs.

“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.”

To download Pac-Man Geo, visit the Google Play or Apple App Store 

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