Classic video games, Pac-man, Galager, and more now on Xbox One

Microsoft has just released several classic arcade video games on the Xbox One, Pac-man, its sequel Ms. Pac-Man, Galager, and Dig Dug.

All four games are presented in specially designed frames that contain the classic gameplay, and each has scanline and sound settings that can either modernize the presentation or mimic the way each game originally looked back when they were released in the early 1980s.

Here’s the official description for Pac-man:

First appearing in arcades in 1980, the masterpiece PAC-MAN finally comes to Xbox One!

Move PAC-MAN up, down, left, and right to eat all the Pac-Dots, while avoiding the ghosts, to advance to the next stage.

Eat a Power Pellet to turn the tables on the ghosts and rack up a huge score!

With simple rules but deep gameplay, it’s easy to see why the adorable PAC-MAN took the world by storm!

PAC-MAN was awarded the Guinness World Record in 2005 for being the most successful coin-operated arcade machine in history.

Buy Pac-man on Xbox One

Ms. Pac-man on Xbox One

Ms. Pac-man on Xbox One

Here’s the official description for Ms. Pac-man:

Developed in America and first released in 1981, Ms. PAC-MAN finally comes to Xbox One!

Move Ms. PAC-MAN up, down, left, and right to eat all the Pac-Dots, while avoiding the ghosts, to advance to the next stage.

Eat a Power Pellet to turn the tables on the ghosts and rack up a huge score!

The basic rules are the same as PAC-MAN, but with an additional Warp Tunnel and other features, Ms. PAC-MAN truly shines as its own game!

Buy Ms. Pac-man on Xbox One

Galager on Xbox One

Galager on Xbox One

The official description for Galager:

First appearing in arcades in 1981, the masterpiece GALAGA finally comes to Xbox One!

Move the fighter left and right, and destroy the waves of incoming aliens in this space-age shooter.

Destroy all the enemies to advance to the next stage!

Retrieve a captured fighter and combine into a Dual Fighter!

Try your hand at Challenging Stages that appear after every few levels, and aim for a perfect score!

With multiple enemy formations, the high-risk, high-reward of the Dual Fighter, and the Challenging Stages, there’s plenty here for even the most hardcore players!

Buy Galager on Xbox One

Dig Dug on Xbox One

Dig Dug on Xbox One

And here’s the official description for Dig Dug:

First appearing in arcades in 1982, Dig Dug finally comes to Xbox One!

Dig up, down, left, and right and burrow through the earth.

Inflate and pop enemies with your harpoon to defeat them, or squish them with a rock.

Lure enemies into a tunnel and crush several at once for massive points.

Defeat all the enemies on the screen to advance to the next stage!

Perform a range of techniques, including the rock drop and the “pump and stall,” using just 4 directions and a single button! The original and best “underground smash hit!”

With cute pixel-art graphics, vivid colors, rhythmical beats, and distinctive SFX, the beauty really is in the details.

This latest port comes with scanline and sound settings, and the option to switch between the old and new versions – perfect for devoted diggers!

Enjoy the masterpiece that fervent fans have flocked to play!

Buy Dig Dug on Xbox One

Microsoft has also released the Arcade Game Series 3-in-1 Pack which contains Pac-man, Galager, and Dig Dug all for the price of two games. Ms. Pac-man’s absence from the pack does seem a little strange but since her game is often regarded as superior to the original Pac-man, those involved in the marketing may have simply assumed that most gamers were already going to buy her game anyway.

Are you going to grab any of these classic video games? Which one’s your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.

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