Update! The first version of PacX has been
released. This is a very preliminary version which still doesn't have
the 3D display working, but you can get an idea at what the game/emulator
is going to be like. You can visit the PAC-X Home Page to read about it and download it. Thanks
to Retrogames which
hosts the Pac-X page, for the news.
|Pac-X released! - February 13, '99 by JoseQ
By now you should be wondering what Pac-X is, right? It is mostly the work of Mike Balfour, of MAMEDEV
Well it is definitely something new and different in a
sense. Here's the definition from the page: "Pac-X is a 3-D first-person version of Pac-Man running off of the original game engine through the magic of emulation.". This means
that you would still be playing Pac-Man while still looking
at a game that seems entirely different.
The game itself is the same as the original Pac-Man
as it runs via an emulator core, and reading through the
original ROMs as well. It basically triggers different
things than what the original game did. This means that
everything will "move" the same way, while in essence, the
Pac-Man maze may be in a Doom-Like perspective and the
ghosts are in 3-D coming at you.
I'm really looking forward to seeing this emulator, which will be released either today or tomorrow. It will
be interesting to see how the layout looks, and how you
would know what's coming behind you. I'm definitely
looking forward to having my enhanced Pac-Man experience.
For the first time, we will probably see the game through
the eyes of Pac-Man. I will post it here as soon as it
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