Tech Tips Home
The Best Tech Tips And Daily Deals
Newsletter On The Internet!

WorldStart Tech Tip And Store Search
Email: Password: Login Remember Me
looking for freeware

Like what you see here? Subscribe to the Tech Tips newsletter!   Email: Subscribe

Pac-Man 256: An Addictive Blast From The Past

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 by | Filed Under: Android, App Reviews, Free Downloads, iOS
 
Loading...


When I was a teen, video game machines were the hottest thing going. Arcades sprang up everywhere and places like laundromats had multiple machines to keep kids busy. The laundromat was where my best pal Bet and I became totally addicted to Pac-Man. We didn’t have a lot of money, but we were power players who could go for hours on a single quarter. Back in those days, if someone wanted to go next on a machine, he or she would put down their quarter to mark their place in line. Back in my prime, those quarters stayed there all day. I was a hardcore gamer girl who used to take my shoes off before I played. I thought having a grip on the floor made me a better player.

Now, I can test that theory out for less than a quarter, thanks to a new app for Android and iPhone called Pac-Man 256. The game is named after Pac-Man’s infamous screen 256, where a glitch made the game unplayable. Pac-Man’s level counter was a single 8-bit byte and couldn’t actually count any higher than 255. The final board turned into gibberish.

pac-man-256-screen

In this version the glitch is part of the game and you attempt to outrun it along with the familiar ghosts, including Sue, Funky, and Spunky.

pac-man-256-glitch-ghost

This is an endless runner type game, so you can pretty much play Pac-Man forever. (Or until you run out of credits.)

pac-man-256-endless

While the game is free, you can make in-app purchases to gain more credit or spend $7.99 for unlimited credits. You can find Pac-Man 256 in Google Play store for your Android phone and in the App store for your iPhone.

A few months ago my friend and I visited a video game exhibit at the Toledo Museum of Art where they displayed art from various games and also had a Pac-Man game that you could play on a giant screen. My friend and I couldn’t wait to play, and as always, she wiped the level clean in no time. Some little kid said to his mom, “Wow! Those old ladies can sure play Pac-man!” Excuse this old lady while I slip off these shoes and get ready to eat some dots. Ghosts, you are going down!

~ Cynthia

Tags: , , , ,

Leave a Reply


Like these tips? Get them for FREE in your email!

WorldStart's Tech Tips Newsletter

  • Tech Tips Daily - Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

  • Tech Tips Weekly - If you don't want our Tech Tips newsletter every day, then sign up for this weekly newsletter to get the best information of the week. Sent on Fridays.

Other Newsletters

  • WorldStart's Daily Deals - Every week, we send out great deals in our Daily Deals newsletter. Many of these deals are exclusively for our Daily Deals newsletter subscribers and can't be found with our regular specials.

  • Just For Grins - Each issue includes a couple clean jokes, some funny quotes, and a hilarious reader's story. Newsletter is sent five days a week.


Enter Email Address:

Subscribe

Your e-mail address is safe with us!
We only use it to send you the newsletters you request. It is NEVER disclosed to a third party for any reason, ever! Plus, if you decided you don't like our newsletters (don't worry, you'll love them), unsubscribing is fast and easy.

Free Newsletter Signup



Tech Tips Daily

Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

Tech Tips Weekly

The week's best in tech and computer help. Get your issue sent to your email every Friday!

WorldStart's Daily Deals

The very best deals on the Internet! Get a new set of incredible sales every day of the week!

Just For Grins

Clean jokes, funny quotes, and hilarious comics. Sent 5 times a week straight to your email.


Subscribe


Love Worldstart? Refer A Friend!

looking for freeware
WorldStart's Premium Membership

Tip Archive


Categories:
Archives: