January 10, 2007 - Just like it was 20-plus years ago, Ms. Pac-Man today on Xbox Live Arcade retains the colorful charm and addictive arcade gameplay that made it so great when the videogame industry was in its infancy. It was a great game then and it's a great game now. The only thing here is that unlike other retro arcade games, Namco's Ms. Pac-Man doesn't attempt to fluff up the original with wider screens or bad co-op attempts. It's just pure and simple Ms. Pac-Man.
Namco's recent release on Xbox Live Arcade returns with original code and all that it entails. The original code shows off the game's wild and challenging maps plus some of its more entertaining bugs (like passing through ghosts), the original music and sound effects, and all those great cutscenes! I didn't get to the 256 or even the 134th board, so I'm not sure if the original bugs still exist.