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Ms. Pac-Man gets full-room 3D treatment

Retro gaming legend Ms. Pac-Man gets an update with a 3D version that lets our hungry heroine run up and down walls and across the ceiling.

Ms. Pac-Man 3D
Ms. Pac-Man gets super-sized. Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET

The phrase "immersive experience" gets bandied about quite a bit, but it's often an overstatement -- unless you happen to be in a room completely surrounded by a fully playable Ms. Pac-Man game.

Keita Takahashi, the creator of Katamari Damacy, got to experiment with a variety of video games for the recent Babycastles Summit at the Museum of Art & Design in New York.

Takahashi's new take on Ms. Pac-Man involved projecting it onto the walls and ceiling of a room. It looks like what would happen if Tron and Ms. Pac-Man got together, minus the glowing skin-tight suits.

This all goes to show that old retro games can learn new tricks.

Some neck craning is involved for the player to track Ms. Pac-Man as she flies up the walls and crosses over onto the ceiling, but it sure looks like fun. It's super cool now, but we would have paid really big bucks for this kind of experience back in the '80s.

(Via Kotaku)