What would Pacman look like released with today's industry standards? GamingGarbage shows us in their video: "If Pacman for the Atari 2600 Was Released Today". The product is shocking and rather pitiful.
I'm glad that's not real, because it looked ridiculously frustrating
That was funny...
They made really crappy games and really crappy ports back then, too. Why does everyone think this is something new? Good developers care enough to make good games. Always have. Always will.
Did you even watch the video? All that stuff was non existent a few years ago.
I did. That stuff didn't exist, but it's not like every developer is doing it. Only money-hungry developers are. Pac-man would be the same today as it was back then. No micro-transactions. Just a fun game.
The ATARI 2600 ports of ARCADE video game cabinets , for the most part were terrible . A good "youtube" video to watch is , " If DOOM was Made Today" .
Graphically yes but it had the addictive gameplay and was cheap, easy to use, instant on. If you wanted better graphics with a wider genre of games that could also be use for wp, printing etc you could upgrade to an Atari 400/800 (at the time).
Pac man was easily the worst of the Atari Arcade ports. We knew even back then that the 2600 was too limited to do perfect arcade translations, but Pacman did EVERYTHING wrong. There's no reason the maze couldn't have been black, why pacman suddenly had an eye, why he couldn't go up or down, why the colors were all wrong, why the music and sounds weren't even close and why the maze was completely different or that power pellets replaced fruit. 2600 Ms Pac Man proved that most of that was possible on a 2600. Atari did do decent ports of Asteroids, Space Invaders, Berzerk, Phoenix, Centipede, Defender, Joust even though some were obviously lacking visually, they showed signs of a good effort.
But but Pacman on the 2600 was already shocking and rather pitiful!
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