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"Pac-Man(R) Pinball Advance" Goes Gold

Pac-Man is back in an Exciting Pinball Adventure Only for Game Boy(R) Advance


SANTA CLARA, CA - March 31, 2005 - Namco Hometek Inc., a leading video games developer and publisher, today announced that Pac-Man fever is back as "Pac-Man Pinball Advance" has gone gold and is expected to be available at North American retail stores in April 2005. "Pac-Man Pinball Advance" mixes fast-paced pinball action with the classic Pac-Man universe complete with Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde, as well as other familiar characters from Pac-Land. "Pac-Man Pinball Advance" is available exclusively on Game Boy Advance.

"'Pac-Man Pinball Advance' is exactly what the doctor ordered for Pac-Man fans, pinball fanatics and anyone who has ever caught Pac-Man fever," said Jeff Lujan, Business Director at Namco Hometek Inc. "With exciting, addictive game play and intuitive controls, game play, 'Pac-Man Pinball Advance' promises pure pinball satisfaction."

"Pac-Man Pinball Advance" features 16 entertaining levels across two unique pinball tables as you chomp Pac-Dots, Power Pellets, and rescue the residents of Pac-Land. Use the Pac-Finder, the ultimate Pac-Machine to guide you through the Pac-Village and Haunted Boardwalk as you rescue your friends from dastardly ghosts. "Pac-Man Pinball Advance" also features:

  • Multi-ball play with the aid of Ms. Pac-Man for frenetic gameplay sessions
  • Multiple exciting mini-games; gobble Ghosts, roll through obstacles, earn bonus Pac-Dots and points!
  • 2D scrolling top view graphics
  • Alternate versions of both tables are included
  • Endless replayability

About Namco Hometek Inc.

Namco Hometek Inc. is the U.S. consumer division of Namco Limited, a Tokyo-based world leader in the high-tech entertainment industry. Based in Santa Clara, CA, Namco Hometek Inc. is an award-winning video games publisher for next generation game consoles. Namco has created some of the industry's greatest video game franchises: "Tekken®," "SOULCALIBURTM," "Dead to RightsTM," "Pac-Man WorldTM," "Ridge Racer®," "Time Crisis®" and "ACECOMBATTM." For more information about Namco and its products log onto www.namco.com.

"SOULCALIBUR®," "TEKKEN®," "PAC-MAN WORLDTM," "Ridge Racer®," "Time Crisis®" and "ACECOMBATTM" are trademarks or registered trademarks of Namco Limited in the United States and/or other countries. "Dead to RightsTM" is a trademark or registered trademark of Namco Hometek Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

TM, ® and Game Boy Advance are trademarks of Nintendo. (C) 2004 Nintendo.

Contacts: Kit Ellis

Kohnke Communications

(415) 777-4000



Mika Kelly

Namco Hometek Inc.

(408) 235-2133


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