Fans of the Pac-Man franchise have a new game to sink their time into today called Pac-Man Puzzle Tour. Unlike most other Pac-Man games though, this one doesn’t have you running around through a maze, eating dots and avoiding ghosts (and sometimes eating those ghosts as well).
Instead Pac-Man Puzzle Tour is a match-3 puzzle game themed around the Pac-Man universe. Players will work their way through each stage, matching 3 or more of the same fruit together in order to eliminate them from the playing area. As the story goes, the ghosts from Pac-Man (Inky, Blinky, Pinky, and Clyde) have brought along a bunch of friends and stolen all the fruit, which means it is up to you to get it all back and catch the ghosts.
To help Pac-Man accomplish this goal, he will have new power-ups and special moves he can use to collect more fruit and deal with said ghosts. There happens to be over 100 levels for you to work your way through, with some of the initial ones taking on the look of the more classic arcade game visual style. Eventually you will break out of that and move through different locations around the world.
In an interesting move, players can actually select other characters from other games to play as once you’ve unlocked them, such as Mappy or Katamari Damacy. So you can change things up a bit if you want something a little different . Pac-Man Puzzle Tour is now available off of Google Play for free with optional IAPs included.