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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this now!
This is a great game!! Its a cross between an arcade game and a puzzle game. You draw pacman (using 'magic ink') to eat the ghosts on each screen, and to stop him from walking off the screen you draw walls to deflect his movement. You need to clear the screens of evil ghosts before the time runs out, but as the puzzles get harder and ther ghosts become more difficult...
Published on 31 May 2005 by evh5150

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth while
I bought this ages ago. It is a technical marvel and showcases the DS well. But something's missing. It just isn't long enough and feels like a mini game. This should have been released with pac 'n' roll (good game; better than Monkey ball for DS I reckon) with some bits Pac pix style and some Pac 'n' roll's style. That would have been ace. But Pac pix as a whole game...
Published on 20 Dec. 2006 by Beechy


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth while, 20 Dec. 2006
= Fun:2.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Pac Pix (Nintendo DS) (Video Game)
I bought this ages ago. It is a technical marvel and showcases the DS well. But something's missing. It just isn't long enough and feels like a mini game. This should have been released with pac 'n' roll (good game; better than Monkey ball for DS I reckon) with some bits Pac pix style and some Pac 'n' roll's style. That would have been ace. But Pac pix as a whole game just starts to take the fun out of it. Still it is probably the best game to show the DS to a friend.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this now!, 31 May 2005
This review is from: Pac Pix (Nintendo DS) (Video Game)
This is a great game!! Its a cross between an arcade game and a puzzle game. You draw pacman (using 'magic ink') to eat the ghosts on each screen, and to stop him from walking off the screen you draw walls to deflect his movement. You need to clear the screens of evil ghosts before the time runs out, but as the puzzles get harder and ther ghosts become more difficult to eat, you get new abilities such as arrows that you can draw to stun ghosts and activate switches, and bombs that you can draw to destroy walls and stun ghosts.
Its an innovative game idea and very addictive. I can't stop playing it and recommend it to gamers that are looking for something unique and fun for the Nintedo DS.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars DS at its best, 12 Oct. 2005
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Alexander Wilson (Mayfield, Midlothian) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Pac Pix (Nintendo DS) (Video Game)
Pac Pix is a demonstration of how addictive, compelling, and down-right fun a simple idea can be, and is about as far removed from the original Pac Man as it can be, without losing sight of its original charm and idea.
One review stated that Pac Pix was a good idea, but basically a big tech demo rather than a game. I have to disagree with this - sure, Pac Pix is a one trick pony, but it is quite a trick, and much more involving that a similarly simple DS game, Mario & Yoshi.
Drawing your Pac Man, arrows or bombs is a brilliant concept, well executed, and a lot of thought has obviously gone into making the controls as intuitive as possible. Just as well, as a few reviews have mentioned, it does get very difficult very quickly.
While the graphics are simple (this is in keeping with its 'scribbled' theme and look), they really need to be with so much going on on-screen, and complement the game perfectly.
The game does have a few flaws - its horrendous difficulty level, and the slightly repetitive nature of the game, however, what is Pac Man if not repetitive? However, the player never gets bored seeing the Pac Man they have drawn themselves, come to life, and the addition of arrows and bombs adds an extra twist.
Works best as a quick pick up and play title, after the initial novelty wears off (this itself will take some time), with a quick burst here and there, it'll definitely be one that you'll want to keep in your collection. Highly recommended.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Is Pac-Pix the game for you?, 6 May 2008
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
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When i first got the Pac-Pix ds game I thought it looked boring and pointless, however it isn't as bad as it looks. You have to draw little Pac-Pixs to kill the monsters. It can be quite puzzling and involve using your brain. It's clever how the game uses the Pac-Pix you have drawn so it looks the same. The game "Kirby" is similar to Pac-Pix, yet "Kirby" is much better. Overall I think Pac-Pix is an averagely good game, but not worth buying unless it's under 18 pounds.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pac-pix great as a 1st ds game, 13 Sept. 2005
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I got my nintendo ds a few months after it was released, and after reading loads of reviews, it looked as if pac pix would be a great game to get so i got it.
the game gives you a nice pleasant intro and gives you an easy to get your head round tutorial showing you how to draw pacman and guide him around.
when you play the actual game, it is quite hard and considering it has no difficulty level choice, it shocks you at how hard it actually is.I got this game in june and i am only on chapter 10 of book 1 and i am quite an average gamer.if you take it to seriously, you will most probably lob it across the room so just have short bursts of playing it and then you will ease into one hell of a gaming experience.
Conclusion- if you like games that seperate themselves from the crowd,like me, then buy this, but do be warned it can get challenging.
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars so pac man is dead?, 27 Jun. 2005
This review is from: Pac Pix (Nintendo DS) (Video Game)
If you thought Pac-Man was dead and so 15 years ago, you better think again, because he is back with more interactivity then ever before!
Grabbing your handy stylus (your main object of beating this game), you sketch your way through 12 stages (almost 60 levels... and even more when you beat the first book) of monster eating, item collecting, arrow shooting, bomb exploding, and pac-man sketching action.
With most of the action going on at the bottom of the screen, don't take your eyes of the top one. At the top, their are fruits (item road), monsters and extra lives (item road) to be collected. Either big or small your pac-man can gobble up the competition by you drawing a pac-man, any size.
Do you want to fire at that monster floating in a bubble at the top of the screen? Then quickly sketch an arrow and it will fire up at the top screen and will go which way you angled it at.
Is that annoying monster with a block on his head getting on your nerves? Then draw a circle, attach a line by drawing it on the circle and connect it to a flame. Literally blowing the hell out the monster's armor, it is now your chance to gobble the lil' freak up (I don't know about Pinky, they are pretty cute monsters)
Many different monsters have different attitudes. For example, Pinky will try to get away from you with caution, Nevervous Pete (or whatever the hell his name was) runs like hell to get away and you have to catch him, and the monsters with shells on the front of them, which you have to get behind them to eat em' up (trying to eat them from the front causes you to bounce back, if you bounce back 3 consecutive times, your pac man gets flung off the screen/killed).
The game offers so much interactivity it is almost nuts. For example, interactivity shines as you get to draw the arrows and try and deflect them off mirriors. Probably the only downside to this game was that there wasn't any multi-player. I mean with Pac-man games they always throw in something involving multi-player, but for this one, I guess not.
Another cool thing about this game is the Sketchbook practice. You can practice drawing your arrows, pac-man and bombs and even make other things spring to life, such as drawing a cloud, it starts to rain.... drawing a side-ways 8 turns it into a butterfly and it continues to fly all the way to the top of the screen). I have noticed most of the Nintendo DS games are based on high-scores , but thats ok for this game, because it is a must have for your DS collection and for all out sketch crazy, monster eating action!
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Technical marvel wrapped in a game, 21 July 2005
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Pac-Pix was one of the most impressive pieces to be demonstrated at the Nintendo booth of E3, allowing the player to draw their own Pac-Man and watch him come alive as he animates and gobbles ghosts just like he always did.
The basic idea hasn't changed an awful lot since then, though many new objects can be drawn that aid in solving various puzzles. Arrows, for example, can be drawn and will project themselves in the direction they're facing, popping ghost bubbles and activating switches on the way.
Pac-Pix is reasonably challenging, and can be even more so if in a moving vehicle (however, this is more a generic stylus problem than one associated entirely with Pac-Pix.) The stylus and dual screens are used to great effect, and this is a perfect demonstration of the potential of the DS. However, that's precisely what it feels like for the majority - a tech demo.
Despite the impressive nature of the technology, there isn't too much actual game here to really showcase it. As such, Pac-Pix comes off as a technical demonstration wrapped in a game.
Summary
An excellent idea let down only by the game that surrounds it.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pac-Pix, Pacman goes DS!, 9 July 2005
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It's cool how you can draw your own Pacman but the classic pacman still beats this. It's really annoying when you draw demented Pacmen who go down when you want them to go left or right and it sucks when they do't give you enough time! Some of the levels are good but there needs to be more next time. You use the touch screen alot though which is what makes this game good, it proves what the reveloutionary DS can do. It will keep you amused for a week or two but it'll more worth-while getting Mario 64 DS or Yoshi Touch and Go.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great, 31 Dec. 2014
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