Namco Bandai Bringing Pac-Man & Galaga Combo Pack, Sports Mini-Games to 3DS

In addition to the previously announced Ridge Racer 3D, Namco Bandai has two more games in the pipeline for the Nintendo 3DS this year.

First up is Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions, a combo pack of 3D-ified versions of the classic arcade games, including Pac-Man Tilt, a 2D platformer with tilt motion controls, and Galaga 3D Impact, an on-rails shooter built around the system’s gyroscopic technology.

PAC-MAN’s world has been unhinged in PAC-MAN Tilt. Take control of PAC-MAN in twisting 2D platforming levels filled with perilous obstacles, power pellets and wandering ghosts. Using the accelerometer capabilities of the Nintendo 3DS system, players will be able to literally tilt PAC-MAN’s world from side to side in order to solve devious environmental puzzles and sneak past roaming enemies. PAC-MAN can also use pinball flippers, spring boards and other objects placed throughout each level to help him reach each level’s goal. Tilting the screen when PAC-MAN has a running start will cause him to roll into a ball, giving him an extra boost of speed and access to narrow tunnels. Strategically using all of PAC-MAN’s abilities will be the only way to complete this all-new and exciting adventure.

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GALAGA 3D IMPACT immerses players into the role of a gunner on a space ship against an all-out war with the dreaded Galaga aliens. Using the Nintendo 3DS system’s gyroscopic and 3D technology, players are able to maneuver their perspective within the seat of the turret to aim and shoot enemies as they try to lay siege against the human race. The player’s real-life movements correspond to the action represented on-screen in an impressive mash-up of arcade shooter and virtual reality.

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Next is DualPenSports, a Wii Sports-esque collection of seven sporting mini-games, such as boxing, archery, baseball and soccer, in addition to Daily Challenge and Touch Exercise modes designed to build stylus skill and coordination, customizable character avatars, and a local wireless multiplayer mode. The neat thing about DualPenSports is that it actually requires the use of two styli. So in boxing, for example, the left-hand stylus will act as your left fist and the right-hand stylus will be your right fist. Here are a few gameplay videos (plus screenshots) so you can see how it all works.

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