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Namco to bring Pac-Man Kart Rally to Android

Let’s for a second fast forward into the future. You own a sweet Android tablet (or phone) and have been enjoying gaming on it for awhile. While playing a lot of puzzle, shooters, platformers or whatever your cup of tea is, you want a change and feel like playing a racing game but nothing too serious. Enter Pac-Man Kart Rally from Namco…

In the style that is Mario Kart, Pac-Man Kart Rally lets you play as your favorite Namco character racing through various tracks, collecting special items to help you along the way through 5 game modes and 4 themed worlds. You’ll have ten characters to choose from including Taizo Hori from DIG DUG, the Prince from Katamari Damacy, Susumu Hori from Mr. Driller, the Fighter from Galaga and of course Pac-Man himself.

Features:

  • 2D and 3D graphics
  • 10 characters to choose from
  • 5 game modes: Championship, Time Trial, Challenge, Survival and Mirror.
  • 12 tracks through 4 themed worlds
  • Special items to boost you are hinder enemies
  • Awesomeness (hopefully)

 

“PAC-MAN Kart Rally is easy to pick up and play, making it appropriate for all skill levels. With PAC-MAN’s 30th anniversary wrapping up, we are excited to continue the celebration by bringing another title that involves such an iconic brand to mobile devices.” – Namco’s Vice President of Marketing, Carlson Cho

Why am I talking about the future anyways? Well even though it just released today for Java, BREW, and Window Mobile, the Android version won’t be ready until 2011. Feel free to read the full press release below. No screenshots just yet as the other versions do not represent the Android version.

Namco Networks Crosses the Finish Line with PAC-MAN Kart Rally for Mobile

Company Continues to Make Iconic Brand Accessible on Multiple Platforms

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Namco Networks, a leading publisher and developer of interactive content, today announced the launch of PAC-MAN Kart Rally on mobile devices, including Java, BREW, RIM and Windows Mobile. An Android version of the title will be coming out in early 2011.

Offered in 2D and 3D, PAC-MAN Kart Rally combines fast-paced racing action with 10 beloved iconic Namco characters, including PAC-MAN®, Taizo Hori from DIG DUG®, the Prince from Katamari Damacy®, Susumu Hori from Mr. Driller® and the Fighter from Galaga®, to name a few.

With 12 tracks and five game modes, the goal of the game is to cross the finish line in first place. This can be achieved by utilizing multiple power-ups and items found throughout each course. The various modes are Championship, Time Trail, Challenge, Survival and Mirror Mode. The player will have to be careful in picking their character as each one has different characteristics, ultimately influencing the way the kart moves.

According to Namco’s Vice President of Marketing, Carlson Choi, “PAC-MAN Kart Rally is easy to pick up and play, making it appropriate for all skill levels. With PAC-MAN’s 30th anniversary wrapping up, we are excited to continue the celebration by bringing another title that involves such an iconic brand to mobile devices.”

PAC-MAN Kart Rally is customized for the mobile platform with high-end graphics, easy controls and hours of gameplay. To learn more about Namco’s action-packed kart racing game or Namco’s library of mobile games, please visit www.namcogames.com or NAMCO GAMES on Facebook.

Enhancing the accessibility of the brand, two additional PAC-MAN games will be released this fall for home video game consoles: PAC-MAN Party™, and PAC-MAN® Championship Edition™ DX. For more information on these titles, please visit www.namcobandaigames.com.

All things related to PAC-MAN can be found on PAC-MAN’s official website.

About Namco Networks

Namco Networks America Inc., a subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings (USA) Inc., is a worldwide leader in cutting-edge, digitally distributed casual entertainment including mobile, iPhone and casual PC games. More information about Namco Networks’ products can be found at www.namcogames.com, Namco Games on Facebook or @namcogames on Twitter.

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