Namco Networks brings mini-golf challenges, more than 100 mini-games and customized characters to consumers
SAN JOSE, Calif. – (Sept. 8, 2008) – It’s a hole in one as Namco Networks, the leading publisher and developer of mobile games and entertainment for mass-market casual gamers, today announced the availability of PAC-MAN® Arcade Golf™, challenging players to complete 27 holes of mini-golf in three courses and master more than 100 mini-games in this combination of mini-golf and classic arcade game fun for the mobile phone.
“By combining some of Namco’s most popular arcade classics with a fun mini-golf game, PAC-MAN Arcade Golf provides a mobile game everyone will enjoy,” said Scott Rubin, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Namco Networks. “At Namco Networks, we’re focused on creating fun casual games that appeal to mass-market consumers. We are continually committed to developing quality games that are easy to learn, fun to play and provide players with ongoing challenges.”
Playing as one of four unique golfers, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, players putt their way around the world on international mini-golf courses. In traditional mini-golf style, each increasingly challenging course contains bumpers, walls and warp holes. New twists to the mini-golf concept include bonus fruit from PAC-MAN, and coins that can be collected and then used to activate arcade machines found on the course.
Sinking the ball into an arcade machine allows players to access one of more than 100 retro mini-games based on best-selling arcade games including PAC-MAN®, Dig Dug®, Galaxian® and a claw machine. Once players master the mini-games, PAC-MAN® will become available as an additional golfer the player can choose.
PAC-MAN Arcade Golf includes Quick Play, Tournament, Challenges, and Mini-Game mode. Within Tournament mode, players travel through Europe, the US and Japan and play three 9-hole courses in tournaments against computer-controlled players. Quick Play mode allows players to choose one of the three courses and challenge up to three other friends to one, three or nine holes (single and multiplayer options are available, allowing up to four players to compete concurrently on the same handset). Challenges mode features eight holes, each with certain criteria for the player to meet in order to advance. In Mini-Games mode, players can skip right ahead to the arcade mini-games.
PAC-MAN Arcade Golf is available today on national carriers. Visit www.NamcoGames.com/PACMANArcadeGolf for more information. To learn about Namco Networks’ other mobile games, please visit www.NamcoGames.com.