23 console games on the iPhone

A look at 26 different titles on the iPhone that gamers would consider "real" video games. Familiar franchises and known names that are a little more than the usual casual fare

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17 Pac-Man Championship Edition



When Pac-Man C.E. was released on Xbox Live Arcade in mid-2007, it was celebrated as the revival that fans had been waiting for since Ms. Pac-Man. Developed by the creator of Pac-Man, Toru Iwatani, Championship Edition features a distinctively futuristic art direction and level progression focused more on getting as many points as possible within a time limit than finishing multiple individual levels like in the original. The iPhone adaptation of Pac-Man C.E. is essentially identical to the Xbox Live Arcade version, although in-game DLC must be purchased to "unlock" the full XBLA build of the game. While one might expect that a game like Pac-Man would demand physical button inputs in order to feel responsive, Namco has devised a dual-joystick control setup that works surprisingly well. That control scheme is selectable amongst three total control options, but it's the one that we recommend for serious players.

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