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Apple has named Namco Bandai’s classic PAC-MAN game its App of the Week for this week. This means that through next Thursday, you’ll be able to pick up the application for both your iPhone and iPad, for free—a sizable savings of $7.

For those unfamiliar with the game, it’s essentially an iOS port of the popular arcade game that first debuted in 1980. In it, you navigate a tiny character around various mazes while trying to eat pellets and fruit and avoid deadly ghosts…

From the App Store description:

“In addition to the Classic maze, there are eight new mazes to explore, each featuring ghost-free Bonus rounds. Try them out for free and purchase them to play forever! Guide PAC-MAN with two different control modes. Chomp on pellets with the swipe of a finger in Swipe Mode, or navigate through the mazes by touching the onscreen Joystick in Joystick Mode.

Munch fruits and other items for big points! Gobble flashing Power Pellets to weaken ghosts temporarily and eat them up before they change back. Avoid Blinky, the leader of the ghosts, and his fellow ghosts Pinky, Inky and Clyde, or you will lose a life. Get an extra life when you reach 10,000 points.”

And here are some of the top features:

– Arcade perfect classic PAC-MAN
– 8 new mazes for all new challenges
– Two different control modes
– Three game difficulties
– Retina display support

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You shouldn’t just get PAC-MAN because it’s a classic game, it’s also a lot of fun to play. It’s quick to load and fast-paced, making it perfect for keeping you entertained while in line, or on an airplane. And it has a 4-star rating in the App Store.

If you’re interested, click here to grab the game for free. Also keep in mind that there are a number of other freebies out there right now, including 7 Minute Workout Challenge, Super Stickman Golf 2, and a few other apps through Sephora.

  • Shane Cook

    Now you’re forgiven for the 12 days apple.

  • 123bob

    I’m getting it, thanks.

  • 123bob

    “If Pac-Man had affected us as kids, we’d all be running around in dark rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive electronic music.”
    ― Marcus Brigstocke

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      The same as if Super Mario had affected us we’d all be plumbers, jumping up and down and eating mushrooms all day…

      • 123bob

        Haha good one!

  • J™

    as usual there’s IAP if u want to get all the mazes

  • D R

    ugh, stupid freemium game, not free game.

    • and it’s not that good at all

    • From what I can tell from playing the game for about a half hour, the full classic arcade game, which used to cost $4.99, is free. The additional purchases are to unlock the eight new mazes.