Namco Networks – a leading publisher and developer of wireless games and content, is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its renowned arcade game Ms. PAC-MAN, and it’s doing so in a big way indeed. The company has announced the availability of Ms. PAC-MAN on the iTunes Store (www.itunes.com) for fans to buy and download for play on the fifth generation iPod. She joins PAC-MAN, which was introduced on iTunes in September 2006, and is expected to be another must-have for iPod owners. Ms. PAC-MAN is available for purchase for $4.99 on the iTunes Store.
Scott Rubin, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Namco Networks said, “Appearing on almost every gaming platform, Ms. PAC-MAN has achieved iconic status since debuting 25 years ago and has become one of the top-selling video games in history. Launching on the iPod is a great way to kick-off a year-long anniversary celebration.”
Everybody’s favorite features are available in Ms. PAC-MAN on the iPod, which include the four unique maze designs, 256 maze levels and the “coffee break” animated intervals from the original game. In addition, the iPod version also features retro art from the original arcade cabinet and a tutorial level, through which players can perfect their ghost avoidance skills. This version also enables players to listen to the original retro game sounds or music from their fifth generation iPod library while playing.
Ms. PAC-MAN was launched way back by Midway in 1982 and was an instant classic. This sequel to Pac-Man appeared on everything from backpacks to lunch boxes, Ms. PAC-MAN has become one of the most familiar icons worldwide.