Quantcast
Namco Bandai comments on Pac-Man 3DS save-slot - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions  



Namco Bandai comments on Pac-Man 3DS save-slot


8:20 AM on 08.01.2011
Namco Bandai comments on Pac-Man 3DS save-slot  photo



Last week, we found out that Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions for 3DS had become the first game to copy Capcom's controversial single-save scheme, whereby the cartridge comes with one block of data that can never be erased. Namco has since confirmed this, and said ... very little to justify itself.

"There is no way to erase the save from within the game itself without misusing the hardware, causing corruption," a company rep told Shack, promising dire consequences for anybody who wants to have some control over a product they've paid money for. 

The company believes that its solo save slot isn't an issue, however: "It takes a very long time to get high scores on all the games to fill up the rankings as each game is a stand-alone title. [Each game] would take an average person 8-10 hours depending on skill level to max out. With 6 games, that's 60+ hours to fill up everything with good high scores."

Unlike Capcom, Namco has not addressed used gaming at all, which I feel betrays the publisher's intentions. This is the reason why I personally won't be purchasing this game, despite originally having plans to. I feel too strongly about the importance of the used game market to support something that so directly attacks it. 

Namco Bandai explains Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions 'save schemata' [Shack News]








Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.





timeline following:
Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions



10:00 AM on 08.02.2011
Namco admits there IS a way to delete Pac-Man 3DS save

Despite previously claiming that there is no way to delete the perma-save in Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions without "corrupting" the game entirely, Namco Bandai has admitted that there is a secret way of wiping data safely.&...more



3:15 PM on 07.26.2011
Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions has ... one save file, folks!

With sad predictability, it would appear that another publisher has cottoned onto the "one save file" scheme experimented with in Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D. Namco Bandai is the unsurprising felon, with word that ...more





Win your choice of console from Destructoid! in Destructoid's Hangs on LockerDome

3DS

12:25 PM on 08.20.2014
Mighty Gunvolt is a free download if you buy Azure Striker

Developer Inti Creates has just sent over some great news -- anyone who downloads Azure Striker Gunvolt for the first three months of its eShop release will get Mighty Gunvolt for free. The latter is an 8-bit style...more



10:30 AM on 08.20.2014
Check out Mighty Gunvolt in action for the first time

Well that was fast! Within one day we had a leaked announcement of Mighty Gunvolt, followed by the first screenshot of what the game would look like, and a full clip of gameplay. From the looks of it, each character will ret...more



10:30 PM on 08.19.2014
Mighty No. 9 Gunvolt GunGal crossover confirmed, NES style

When I saw the recent 3DS Streetpass puzzle featuring original sprite Mega Man in 3D, I immediately thought "Capcom should make a game like that!" Just like how I used to think Capcom should make a new 2D Mega Man for home co...more



View all 3DS






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more