The lights are on
A survey recently appeared on Pac-Man's Facebook page asking fans pick a new art direction for the renowned franchise. I'm partial to the D option myself.
We're not sure what the yellow man with a mouth that takes up three-quarters of his face is up to, but he is one of video games' most iconic characters, so you know something new will be coming soon. The other telling question on the survey asks what players play casual games on the most. Maybe we'll be seeing a new Pac-Man on mobile devices soon.
Head here to cast your vote.
[via Joystiq and Facebook]
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All the Pac-Men look cool and all the ghosts look kind of lame imo, but if I had to choose one, I'd say D, with my second choice being B. C looks good for a game aimed at young kids, though.
Where's Clyde? The stupid orange one.
I definitely go with A. it's much more game-y if that makes sense
D+the color shading of B and please please please give it to us on something that has a joystick! I take pride in my PAC man skills but I always have to *** with the arcade machines to make it really fast and/or loosen/tighten joystick, there no bigger let down than when your favorite games come out on new devices and you can't play because your hands are dirty or sweaty and stick to the screen.
I have a tough time choosing between B and D,, but I find B to me more appealing. As for the other two, C is pretty good, but A is.....
I don't use Facebook so I can't officially vote... but I like 'D' and 'C' as a close second. Pac-Man has always been one of my favorite franchises. Sadly, Namco has "bastardized" the brand quite a bit with some really LAME Pac-Man titles, but I always have my eye open to what's new because every so often you find a real gem of a new Pac-Man game that takes this most basic of gaming mechanics to a new level or perspective that is truly amazing. Pac-Pix for Nintendo DS would be a good example of that. After recently getting Pac-Man Party 3-D for the Nintendo 3DS I can honestly say Blinky is a real jerk! I don't know what happened to him, he was always one of my favorite ghost monsters from the cartoon (Clyde was more of the jerk)and Inky was just hilarious! Don't even get me started on the added Funky and Spunky... Anyway, yay Pac-Man and yay Namco! Keep trying new things with this franchise!
between a and c for me
Absolutely LOVE D. Totally going for that one.
wow, i hate D, seems i'm a minority.. A B and C actually have a cool look, i'd go with B actually reminds me of Bone
I love D's design!
I like B personally
i like D, but D2 was better.
I hate A. B is like Adventure Time. C is pretty meh. D is really cool, but would only look good in 2D.
Went with B. Just really love Pac-Man's face in that one.
I would also prefer this on consoles over mobile devices.
I wouldn't mind a new art direction for Pac Man. Some sort of retro-cartoon style would fit nicely!
D is by far the best, the other three just look to childish
Pac Man looks better in c, but d has better ghosts. I wonder if they'll stick to a for smash bros(namcos working on it).
I can't imagine a different Pac-Man. I hope they don't ruin anything.