Namco Classic Collection Vol. 2 last edited by Jeff on 12/02/18 10:41AM View full history

Overview

Namco Classic Collection Vol. 2 is a compilation arcade game developed and originally published by Namco in 1996. It is the follow-up to Namco Classic Collection Vol. 1, which was released the prior year. Like its predecessor, this second collection features three classic Namco arcade titles (Pac-Man, Rally-X and Dig Dug) and includes brand-new "Arrangement" versions of these games with updated graphics and audio, as well as new gameplay elements. It also includes New Rally-X as a bonus game.

Games Included

Arrangement Games

The "Arrangement" versions of Pac-Man, Rally-X and Dig-Dug are enhanced remakes of the original arcade titles, giving players an updated way to experience three classic Namco games.

Pac-Man Arrangement

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In addition to a new set of mazes, the Arrangement version of Pac-Man adds several new power-ups, as well as a fifth ghost named Kinky which cannot attack Pac-Man directly, but instead merges with the other four ghosts (Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde) to grant them special abilities. Some stages contain "Dash Arrows" which give Pac-Man a one-time speed boost, temporarily stunning any ghosts he smashes through along the way. Other stages feature "Warp Gates" that let both Pac-Man and the ghosts quickly warp to different points of a maze. Unlike the original arcade game, Pac-Man Arrangement does not loop continuously until a kill screen is displayed; instead the game takes place across twenty-three separate stages and features a boss fight against a giant mechanical ghost in the final stage.

Pac-Man Arrangement is included as part of Pac-Man Collection for Game Boy Advance. It was also included in Namco Museum for PS2, Xbox and GameCube.

A separate 3D remake also titled "Pac-Man Arrangement" is included in 2006's Namco Museum Battle Collection on PSP. While this updated version shares some gameplay similarities with the first Arrangement, its maze layouts are different and Kinky does not make an appearance, preventing the other four ghosts from gaining special abilities by merging with him.

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