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Bandai Namco is apparently preparing a PlayStation platform remake this summer! Pac-Man World: Re-Pac released today on Switch and, following the Klonoa Phantasy Reverie series, shows the Japanese developer acknowledging and showing some love to some of our childhood favorites.

Early reviews have been dropping all week, and while we work through the NL verdict, we wanted to share what others think of Pac-Man’s return to the 3D platform. We’ll let you know what we think as soon as our review is ready!

So far, there’s only one Switch review as of this writing, from Pocket Tactics. The outlet gave the game a disappointing 5/10, saying that other platforms have already done everything Pac-Man World does better:

“It’s the lingering question I take away from playing Pac-Man World Re-Pac, the millionth remaster of a classic 3D platformer I’ve seen in the past two years, where exactly does the train of I loved Donald Duck’s Quack Attack, another classic PS1-era platformer, but does it warrant a remaster, and the money might be better spent on a new IP. “

Our friends at Push Square were a bit more generous, giving the game a 7/10 on PlayStation 5:

“Pac-Man World Re-Pac is a fun Pac look at a time when 3D platforming was much more important than it is today. Although it doesn’t quite outclass some of its contemporaries Like Crash Bandicoot Warped and Super Mario 64, Pac-Man World is not to be missed if you’re looking for another solid 3D platforming adventure.”

Destructoid felt the same way about the remake on PS5, also giving it a 7/10:

“With the lowest stakes (coupled with a low $30 prize) and firm consistency with level design, Pac-Man World Re-Pac always interested me all along. I am not sure Pac-Man World Re-Pac is going to get a lot more fans, but the ones he already had should be happy with the new packaging.”

God is a Geek reviewed the game on PC. They gave the remake a 6.5/10, citing disappointing collectibles and disappointing arcade-style levels that don’t help Pac-Man stand out from the pack:

“The level variety is certainly nice, but the fairly unimportant collectibles and disappointing arcade-style levels let the game down. If you’re a hungry yellow puck fan, you’ll probably have fun with the remake, but Don’t. Go thinking it’s an essential purchase otherwise.”

Digitally Downloaded takes us back to the PS5, and they gave Re-Pac a solid 8/10, acknowledging that it’s more for fans of the original and those nostalgic for 90s 3D platforming:

“When I find that my complaints are largely about wishing there was more contents in an already perfectly smug game, I know I had a great time. The original game sold 1.5 million units, was well received by critics, and warranted a number of sequels. Bandai Namco is totally justified in trying this to see if there’s room to revive the Pac-Man World property.”

Do you play Pac-Man World: Re-Pac on Switch? Let us know what you think of the game in the comments!