Ghosts Are Scary in First-Person Pac-Man

By Luke Y. Thompson in Video Games
Monday, July 1, 2013 at 10:00 am


Ghosts are supposed to be scary. And yet they never really were in Pac-Man, even though they could quickly reduce you from a full circle to a disappearing line.

Change the perspective of the game to first-person, though, and you change a lot. Sinister music anticipates the hazards ahead. Maze walls make you feel like a trapped rat. And right as you think you may be doing good - HOLY SHIT A GHOST JUST POPPED UP AND KILLED ME.

You'll never again dismiss Pac-Man as a trivial character. After playing this, the realization that he probably suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder starts to sink in. In the new format, Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde remind me of the chills I first felt when I heard about Vermicious Knids.

So scram over to the game and try it out yourself. Then post your score below.

h/t Someguy

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