There’s a new iOS game on the block. The game, Pac-Chomp, is best described as a mix between Pac-Man and Bejeweled. The only way to experience this game is to try it, and at just a buck, what have you got to lose? Bizarre, yes, but strangely addicting!
In the game, you, as the player, tap on the neon-lit ghosts that are lined up in a grid, sliding them into matching rows or columns. The more you match up, the higher your score can rise. The real twist, however, is how Pac-Man plays into this all.
Buried amidst all of those ghosts is the single yellow Pac-Man, waiting for a chance to chomp any power ups that you manage to move his way. Once a power up is next to Pac-Man you can move him over to grab it, clearing entire rows and columns at a time, ghosts of a particular color or even turning all of the ghosts blue. That final feat, achieved by eating a power pellet, lets you take control of Pac-Man as he chomps his way up, down and across the screen, eating up blue ghosts until the time runs out.
The final engaging twist is the ability to rotate an entire section of the screen with a single button push. Combines with the Pac-Man theme and the power-ups, this helps to separate this game from a lot of the other similar match-three style games out there.
The game is produced by Namco, and promises to be a unique and engaging gaming experience! It is available immediately for both iPhone and iPad from the App Store ($0.99, App Store Link).