Please fix Quick Play, and teams would be nice (please read developers)
Remember how, before the recent update, we could play as green, pink and blue? We could also have one on ones or one on twos in Quick Play, right? Not now. We no longer have those buttons underneath the PAC-MEN meaning we cannot switch characters or have a specific amount of characters in a match. It’s always: you’re yellow, four players, that’s it! Please bring back those buttons so Quick Play can have variety again. For Party mode and Quick Play, can we have teams? Like two versus twos or one versus twos, and one team can be humans playing and the other team can be CPUs. This is a suggestion, so I’m not forcing you to do it. It would be incredibly nice if you did it though. Extremely good update without the Quick Play thing!
Can play multiplayer now, dont use parental controls
EDIT: Turns out my issue connecting is that the game prevents you from playing multiplayer if you have parental controls turned on. I turned it off and it works fine.
That is a stupid feature, partly because the game only lets you connect to people WITH A PASSWORD. And being prevented from joining a game of PAC-MAN without literally any form of communication outside usernames is pointless, especially when it’s literally the only thing on my iPad that parental controls actually affects.
Apparently this is an ongoing problem with some Apple Arcade games. Please, though, there is no reason to gate multiplayer PAC-MAN behind parental controls.
Best game in Apple Arcade!
By The Kraken Gamer
Ok, first of all, this game is fun. It gets fun with modes and etc, but, there can be more improvements and features that will really make it fun.
When I play this game with somebody else, sometimes it randomly disconnects them. Even though they never pressed the pause button, which gets kinda annoying when you have to wait for the host just to play it again. Can there be a thing where you don’t just wait for the host? Like, the person who paused it AND the host can unpause it? That would be cool.
Another thing is when you are ghost and you touch a pac you become a pac again. That is really nice. But, one day I was playing with somebody and when I was a ghost, I touched the pac, and it did nothing. They didn’t have the super pallet, they did not get touched by Itchy, just a normal pac! I went to go and touch another pac, and suddenly it worked. It was not that big of a problem, but if you can fix that, awesome.
And can you add more modes and levels? It would be fun. Thanks for reading this, it would really make the game more fun and addictive than it actually is. Thanks!
Annoying random direction changes & gets old fast
Worst part is the random direction changes: you’ll be going straight then it’ll just turn, maybe right into a ghost, a powered-up enemy pac-man, or the glitch storm. That’s bad enough on its own to pass on this.
But even without the bugginess, there’s plenty more that could be done with this idea to keep it from getting boring so fast. Larger, more interesting maps with a wider variety of power-ups (invisible, invincible, speed, extra bouncy collisions, etc.) plus skins (colors, patterns, or even Ms. Pac-man).
There’s a place for simple games and they should stick with having a basic mode to keep it accessible to all ages, but they NEED to fix the random direction changing and expand the concept further to make room for more interesting game play.
It’s a great game but it’s missing features.
As far as gameplay goes, this is an imaginative new twist on a familiar classic and it’s super fun. Graphically it’s actually a gorgeous game as well. The problem starts with the fact that matchmaking leaves you feeling like there isn’t enough to do. Matchmaking works well, although it’s slow to match you and drops connection at random during matches at times. The only real reward you get for winning party matches is points that place you higher on the leaderboard.
You should be able to unlock different “pac men” or customise them with options. The points would be better served as in game currency than what they are now, which is essentially worthless.
It’s a fun idea to link up with your friends and play although I haven’t tried this feature.
All in all I’ll give it 4 stars because of the potential this has to be an amazing game.
Age Restriction Needs to be Fixed
My son and I wanted to play together however the age restriction isn’t allowing him to join the Party. It’s pac man why is the age restriction so strict? We are able to play other arcade games like Butter Royale with no problem. I have content restrictions off so he is able to play whatever. Why is PAC Man so strict on having to be over 13 to play? I get Apple themselves should make a feature that allow me to confirm whether I see fit or not for him to play, that would be great. but in the meantime the company who made this game should also take in consideration of lowering there age restrictions... that’s the end of my review rant, now time to leave the exact same review on Crossy Castle. I mean I can only play Butter Royale so many times. -_-
Fun to Play, But Has a Few Issues / Suggested Improvements
Very fun, frenetic gameplay with local friends! However, it regularly glitches out in location / placement updates of the characters during multiplayer. Sometimes a player will jump through a ghost or bumping two players together will bump one player somewhere unpredictable.
Would love to see the following improvements, too:
1. Cherries and other fruit - where are they?
2. The power pills start in the same place on each map, which means that people can lurk / predict - why not make it completely random?
3. If you become a ghost early on in the game, you have no chance of speeding up and catching the other players, who are all getting faster by eating the pellets - why not have a way for a ghost player to also get faster?
4. The swipe controls definitely still need improvements - why not add a virtual joystick option?
5. In single player mode, why can I not change the name of my PAC-MAN to something other than “You”?
Great Game but doesn’t connect online
This is a great game and one of the most fun arcade games on Apple Arcade. However, it has some real issues when trying to connect with friends online. It seems to work over a local WiFi but trying to play with my friends over distances has been impossible and an exercise in frustration. I wrote a support email and didn’t get a reply. So I’m posting this review push the developers to fix this problem.
UPDATE: we’re all on the newest version of the game. The issue is with long distance connections. I can connect with people close to me. It doesn’t work with friends in a different country.
Good game but could improve
I like this game and it is very fun but I would add a few things to make it better. First of all you should add a brawl/multiplayer mode where you can play with other people without inviting each other to a party. Secondly, I think that you should be able to choose in quick play mode (at least) which ghosts chase you, meaning any combination of the 5 ghosts in pac-man.
Other than that this is a pretty good game.
Online mode please!!
It’s a really good game and concept and I like to play it with my family and friends but developers if your listening please add an online mode. It’s a really addicting game but u get bored after a while so I think if you could play with other players that are real it would be awesome! And maybe you could even add upgrades or something new but if you don’t that’s ok it’s just that I want something new.