Bandai Namco announced that the Doppio Games-developed Pac-Man Waka Waka has launched for select Amazon devices. The publisher mentions that the game works best with Echo Show devices, Fire TV Cube, and screen-based devices like Samsun TV with Alexa Built-in.
Pac-Man Waka Waka is not your average Pac-Man game. To play, players will need to use audio cues to control Pac-Man. You can say “waka” to go right, “waki” to go left, “wiki” to go up, and “wika” to go down. You can then watch Pac-Man react onscreen through several mazes as he available ghosts.
“Pac-Man is such a legendary and familiar hero, he’s become a household name. With Pac-Man Waka Waka, he’s now fully officially become a member of the smart home,” said Pearl Lai, Brand Manager for Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. “Pac-Man has always been a welcoming game, something that can be enjoyed by people from every ‘waka’ life. We’re excited to welcome Pac-Man into peoples’ homes to experience the joy of the series in a whole new way.”
Pac-Man Waka Waka features 15 different mazes to player through and is part of new interactive games on Alexa. New worlds are planned to be added to the game through regular content updates. Each world features Power Pellets and a new Frenzy Mode. There is also the option to play using classic gameplay systems for a more retro experience.
To access the new Pac-Man Waka Waka experience, “enable” the skill and provide parent or guardian permission in the Alexa app. Once the skill is enabled, you can just say, “Alexa, open Pac-Man.” Access to the full suite of the content in Pac-Man Waka Waka requires a subscription to the Waka Club – try it out for just $6.99 a month by asking in-game, “Alex, what can I buy?” to learn more. Waka Club members have full access to all available Worlds and access new Worlds as they are released. Without a subscription, players can enjoy the first five levels of Tutorial World and the first level in each of the worlds, free of charge.
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