Ok, I know Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures isn’t the most exciting 3DS and Wii U game. To start, it’s Pac-Man, and his latest showings haven’t been too exciting. (The exception is Pac-Man Championship Edition, naturally.) Still, when I played the Xbox 360 version at E3 2013, it wasn’t too bad, and Target has an extra incentive that makes a Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures pre-order more appealing. For $1, you can pre-order the game, get a $5 gift card with the game when you pick it up, and get a Pac-Man.
The Target I visited only had two Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures pre-order options. You could spend $1 to place a hold on the 3DS version, which comes out November 26, 2013, or get the Wii U version on October 29, 2013. There are six different figures available, and each one can be posed into different positions.
At the Target I visited in Arlington Heights, IL, the Pac-Man, Metal Pac, and Ice Pac variations were available. The special Pac-Man figures were more rare though, as there were four standard “Pac”s and and only one each of the metal and ice varieties. I purchased the Metal Pac variation, though I have no intention of buying the full game, and found there are six varieties total. There is also Pac’s Pal Spiral, a pink, pigtailed Pac girl named Cylindria, and a classic version of Pac-Man called Pac.
There’s another bonus to these Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures figures. Each one comes with a code that can be entered into the Android and iOS Pac-Man Dash game. If you do, you can play as that figure in the game. So I guess that’s another bonus.
I have to say that I’m impressed with the quality of the Metal Pac character, and think it’s well worth the $1. In fact, I’d probably buy a Cylindria or Classic Pac figure, if I saw them. It’s a neat deal.