With the rise of mobile games, there has been a resurgence of sorts for the simple arcade games of yesteryear. This game brings the classic PAC-MAN formula into the modern age by changing your goal from simply finishing stages to getting the highest score you possibly can in the designated time.
The key to racking up the points is getting combos. In addition to the familiar roaming ghosts, there are now sleeping ghosts scattered around the maze. As you pass by them, they'll wake up and start a spectral conga line behind you. By munching up lines of dots, you'll cause the coveted power-up to appear that will make all the ghosts edible, giving you the perfect opportunity to eat up the huge line behind PAC-MAN.
As you munch up more ghosts, the game will gradually speed up and that's my only legitimate problem with the game. It will frequently get way too hectic on-screen to control PAC-MAN or even know where he is in the maze. I primarily played on my Xbox controller and the joystick only contributed to the control problem.
There are a myriad of customization options for the visuals and even the music. Before starting a game, you get to choose what style you want the maze to be, the style of the PAC-MAN and the ghosts based on their different eras, and what music track you want. These simple optional changes really impressed me. You are never tied down to one style, so if you feel like playing with different visuals, you are more than welcome to do it.
The simplicity of the gameplay is what keeps me coming back again and again. It's a great game for when you have a few minutes to kill and don't want to get too involved in anything. Not everyone will have the drive to climb the leaderboards, but I personally found it really engaging. If you're looking for a game that won't eat up too much of your time, pick this one up.