Is Pac-Man for iPad worth the price?

As more games are released for Apple's popular tablet device, some of the old stand-up classics are making the jump to the touch screen. But can an '80s arcade hit be successful on the iPad? Read our review.

Pac-Man for iPad
True to the original, Pac-Man for iPad is just how you remember it from arcades in the \'80s. (Credit: Screenshot by Jason Parker/CNET)

As more games are released for Apple's tablet device, some of the old stand-up classics are making the jump to the touch screen. The iPad version of Pac-Man is almost identical to the original in every way, with the same ghost paths, same fruit bonuses, and same intermission movies. But can Pac-Man still be anywhere near as popular as it once was, with today's smooth graphics and multilevel arcade game offerings?

Before you head to the App Store and spend your hard-earned money, there are a couple things you should know about the iPad version of Pac-Man. Though there are a few annoyances, you may be surprised at how fun an old arcade classic can be on today's devices. Read our review of Pac-Man for iPad.

About Jason Parker

Jason Parker has been at CNET for more than 13 years. He is the Senior Editor in charge iOS software and has become an expert reviewer of the software that runs on each new Apple device. He now spends most of his time covering Apple iOS releases and third-party apps.

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