Pac Pix (Nintendo DS)
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- Platform: Nintendo DS
- PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
- Media: Video Game
By simply drawing on the DS touch screen with the stylus, you control all of Pac-Man's movements. Draw Pac-Man to eat up the Ghosts on the screen. Pac-Man moves in the direction he's facing in your drawing, but it's easy to change his direction. Draw a wall in front of Pac-Man and watch him do a 90-degree turn.
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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. Read morePublished on 6 May 2008 by K Holl
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... Read morePublished on 21 July 2005 by Mr. B. Murden