Namco offers Pac-Man at no charge in support of the first Android-powered device.
September 23, 2008 – Namco Networks, a leading publisher and developer of mobile games and entertainment for mass-market casual gamers, today announced the availability of the arcade classic Pac-Man on the first Android-powered device, announced today by T-Mobile. When the phone launches, Pac-Man will be available to consumers in the Android Market at no charge, giving owners of the new T-Mobile G1 handset full access to the game which usually retails for $9.99.
“We are thrilled to launch Pac-Man on the flagship Android-powered device,” said Scott Rubin, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Namco Networks. “To encourage consumers to checkout Pac-Man on the G1, we are picking up the tab for the game. We want consumers to see how great Pac-Man looks on this device and how well it plays on the Android platform.”
Who can forget the countless hours and quarters spent avoiding the pesky ghosts while chompin’ on the dots? In addition to the classic and addictive game play, Pac-Man, the most popular video game in American arcade history, has been upgraded to fully utilize the T-Mobile G1’s features. Taking advantage of the device’s large screen, Pac-Man on the T-Mobile G1 includes three unique control schemes: