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Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 is a direct sequel to Pac-Man Championship Edition, and an indirect follow up to Pac-Man Championship Edition DX. It was released in 2016 by Bandai Namco Entertainment.

Gameplay

Championship Edition 2 builds upon the gameplay introduced in the other Championship Edition games. Taking control of Pac-Man, players go through various mazes collecting pellets while avoiding roaming ghosts. Collecting enough pellets reveals either a bonus item that sends Pac-Man to the next maze, or a Power Pellet that can be used to eat ghosts.

Unlike previous iterations of Pac-Man, in which touching ghosts would instantly kill Pac-Man, ghosts can now be bumped into up to three times in succession before they enter an Angry state, during which touching them will cause Pac-Man to lose a life. Similar to C.E. DX, passing by sleeping ghosts will add them to a trail behind the other ghosts, allowing for large point bonuses when eaten. Here the ghosts must be eaten straight on from their leader, unlike DX where they could also be eaten from behind.

In certain levels, the player can also use jump pads to jump over parts of a maze (a feature originating from Pac-Man Arrangement). Bombs also return in this entry, which blast the ghosts back inside the ghost box and return Pac-Man to the maze's center. Only ten bonus items appear in this version (as opposed to C.E. and C.E. DX's whopping 22), which are the original 1980 Pac-Man fruits plus Bananas and Peaches.

Mazes

This game has 10 different mazes, 2 are new the rest are taken from Championship Edition DX & Championship Edition.

  • Championship II - A redesigned, tweaked version of the original Championship maze with new paths and features.
  • Jumping - A new maze with jump pads that will launch Pac-Man across the maze with a line showing where he will land.
  • Hexagon - A new maze shaped like a hexagon
  • Highway - An open maze with more warp zones on either sides.
  • Dungeon - Zoom in on a tightly squeezed corridors where there should be having no room for error.
  • Mountain - Maze featuring zig-zag patterns in the shape of a mountain.
  • Manhatten - Named after Manhattan, New York, with pathways just like real streets.
  • Junction - The maze filled with intersections with the most warp zones on all sides.
  • Championship I - The return of the original Championship Edition maze, However sleeping ghosts are still in this version.
  • Spiral - Features large loop paths.

Adventure Mode

New to C.E. 2 is an adventure mode. In this mode, the player must clear several objectives (reach a specific score, collect all the Apples, etc.) in order to pass each stage. Each world ends in a boss battle with a giant ghost.

Easy, Normal, and Hard difficulties exist for each level - the higher the level, the more Stars are earned. Certain amounts of Stars are necessary to unlock the boss battles (and in the case of the final world, every single one).

Achievements

There are 18 achievements including sections such as Tutorial, Adventure, Score Attack: Single Train, Regular, and Extreme

Icon Name Description
TUTORIAL 1.jpg TUTORIAL 1 Clear area 1 in TUTORIAL!
TUTORIAL 2.jpg TUTORIAL 2 Clear area 2 in TUTORIAL!
SINGLE TRAIN 1.jpg SINGLE TRAIN 1 Obtain Rank C or higher in SCORE ATTACK > SINGLE TRAIN.
SINGLE TRAIN 2.jpg SINGLE TRAIN 2 Obtain Rank B or higher in SCORE ATTACK > SINGLE TRAIN.
SINGLE TRAIN 3.jpg SINGLE TRAIN 3 Obtain Rank A or higher in SCORE ATTACK > SINGLE TRAIN.
SINGLE TRAIN 4.jpg SINGLE TRAIN 4 Obtain Rank S in SCORE ATTACK > SINGLE TRAIN.
SCORE ATTACK ➤ REGULAR 1.jpg SCORE ATTACK > REGULAR 1 Obtain Rank C or higher in SCORE ATTACK > REGULAR.
SCORE ATTACK ➤ REGULAR 2.jpg SCORE ATTACK > REGULAR 2 Obtain Rank B or higher in SCORE ATTACK > REGULAR.
SCORE ATTACK ➤ REGULAR 3.jpg SCORE ATTACK > REGULAR 3 Obtain Rank A or higher in SCORE ATTACK > REGULAR.
SCORE ATTACK ➤ REGULAR 4.jpg SCORE ATTACK > REGULAR 4 Obtain Rank S in SCORE ATTACK > REGULAR.
SCORE ATTACK ➤ EXTREME 1.jpg SCORE ATTACK > EXTREME 1 Obtain Rank C or higher in SCORE ATTACK > EXTREME.
SCORE ATTACK ➤ EXTREME 2.jpg SCORE ATTACK > EXTREME 2 Obtain Rank B or higher in SCORE ATTACK > EXTREME.
SCORE ATTACK ➤ EXTREME 3.jpg SCORE ATTACK > EXTREME 3 Obtain Rank A or higher in SCORE ATTACK > EXTREME.
SCORE ATTACK ➤ EXTREME 4.jpg SCORE ATTACK > EXTREME 4 Obtain Rank S in SCORE ATTACK > EXTREME.
ADVENTURE 1.jpg ADVENTURE 1 Clear area 1-11 in ADVENTURE!
ADVENTURE 2.jpg ADVENTURE 2 Clear area 3-11 in ADVENTURE!
ADVENTURE 3.jpg ADVENTURE 3 Clear area 5-11 in ADVENTURE!
ADVENTURE 4.jpg ADVENTURE 4 Clear area 6-15 in ADVENTURE!

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus

A special version of Championship Edition 2 was released for Nintendo Switch on February 22, 2018. It was later included in Namco Museum Arcade Pac as well.

This version adds a cooperative multiplayer mode; with a five-minute time limit, the two Pac-Men traverse the maze, collecting dots and avoiding ghosts. Around the four minute mark, a ghost boss appears - it is fought in a different way than the bosses in adventure mode. This mode can also be played in single-player, with one Pac-Man as a CPU.

Home Ports

  • PC
  • Xbox One
  • PlayStation 4
  • Nintendo Switch (Plus version)

Trivia

  • From April 24th to May 10th, 2020, the non-Plus versions of the game were made available for free, in attempt to alleviate stress from the COVID-19 outbreak.

Image made to advertise the free giveaway

Gallery

C.E. 2 Screenshots

C.E. 2 Artwork

C.E. 2 Plus Screenshots

C.E. 2 Plus Artwork

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