Classic Namco Titles with New Twists
Product: Namco Museum
Company: BANDAI NAMCO Games America, Inc.
Date: 07/17/2007
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Namco/Bandai is bringing back some of Namco's more classic titles, changing them up and putting them on Nintendo's systems. Both of the Namco Museum games have revitalized the graphics of these classic games, and a few of them have even been given new twists.

Namco Museum Remix for the Wii will contain untouched classics like Galaxian, Mappy, Super Pac-Man, Cutie Q, Dig Dug and Xevious, while also playing other games that have been given new themes. These games include Pac'n Roll Remix, Galaga Remix, Pac-Motos, Rally-X Remix and Gator Panic Remix. Galaga Remix lets you control Pac-Man as he rolls around on a rollercoaster-like track while you use the Wii-mote to shoot at various Galaga enemies. Rally-X puts Pac-Man in a race car as you zip around a track collecting power pellets. All of these games, whether they are originals or remixed, are going to be tons of fun and the Wii controller gives the games a new twist.

Namco Museum DS is a similar game to it's Wii sibling, but without the remixes. This version includes games like Dig Dug II, Tower of Druga and Pac-Man Vs. For those that don't remember, this is the GameCube game that came packaged with Ridge Racer a few years ago. In this game, one person controls Pac-Man as he plays like its any other game, but three other players control ghosts. Now you can play this title wirelessly with a single cartridge.

Remix comes out in Q4 of 2007, while the DS version is coming out in Q3.

J.R. Nip aka Chris Meyer

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