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Unlike most other retro brands, Pac-Man has actually improved with age. The outstanding Pac-Man Championship Edition DX was arguably one of the greatest games released on the PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 3, and Pac-Man Battle Royale – the four-player competitive spin on the iconic series – is right up there with the best that the franchise has had to offer, too.

Credit must go to Pac-Man 256 as well, which is chomping its way to the PlayStation 4 soon. The mobile-based spin-off – developed by the atrociously named Australian outfit Hipster Whale – offers a Crossy Road-inspired spin on the arcade classic, fusing endless running with non-stop munching. The title was free on smartphones, so it's unclear which model Bandai Namco will adopt on consoles.

The publisher's yet to officially confirm the game for Sony's new-gen system, but it has popped up on a Taiwan ratings board, which is usually all of the evidence needed. If you're not sure what to expect from this title, then check out the trailer embedded below, and feel the hype course through you like a Power Pellet.

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