Australian-made Pac-Man 256 now available on Android and iOS

Built by Australian developer Hipster Whale (of Crossy Road fame), Pac-Man 256 is now available as a free download for iOS and Android devices.

Pac-Man 256 is described as "endless maze chase" based on the infamous "256 Glitch". The 256 Glitch was a bug players encountered after clearing the 255th level in the original arcade version of Pac-Man. The level-counter in the original Pac-Man wasn't designed to store numbers bigger than 255, and as such, loading the 256th level would result in a garbled mess of numbers and letters taking up half of the screen. This level was unbeatable. 

When playing Pac-Man 256, gamers are forced to outmanoeuvre the series' trademark ghosts while evading the rapidly corrupting level. As with Crossy Road, Pac-Man 256 is played in an isometric perspective.

Pac-Man 256 can be found on Google Play and the iTunes App Store. The Android version of the app is playable on Android TV, and has controller support.

19/08/15 9:37pm: Updated to note iOS availability.

This story was originally published as "Australian-made Pac-Man 256 out early on Android".

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