This week’s free offering from the App Store is PAC-MAN Friends. Regularly listed at $3.99, it is now available for free on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Ranging from $4.99 to $1.99 since its release this past summer, this is the very first time we have seen the game go free for iOS.

Head below for a closer look and more gameplay details:

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PAC-MAN Friends is developed by BANDAI NAMCO and is based on the classic game series. It uses known characters and familiar gameplay mechanics in an all new, “fast-paced” PAC-MAN title.

Steer clear of Blinky, leader of the gang, along with his fellow ghosts Pinky, Inky, and Clyde and all new obstacles or you’ll lose a life. Grab the flashing Power Pellets to temporarily turn the tables and gobble up those pesky ghosts! Find and munch fruit for big points!

Unlock new friends! With powers like Invisibility to Ghosts, Wall Crashing and Illumination, each friend has a unique ability to aid PAC-MAN on his journey!

It features 95 stages across 6 different worlds, 5 different control types, 9 unique friends to help on the journey, and Retina support in “hours of light-hearted, fun adventure.” More details below.

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Description

PAC-MAN Friends is a new, original fast-paced game using classic PAC-MAN characters! With simple tilt controls, you can maneuver PAC-MAN through progressively challenging mazes to rescue his friends from the Ghosts’ Castle!

Steer clear of Blinky, leader of the gang, along with his fellow ghosts Pinky, Inky, and Clyde and all new obstacles or you’ll lose a life. Grab the flashing Power Pellets to temporarily turn the tables and gobble up those pesky ghosts! Find and munch fruit for big points!

Unlock new friends! With powers like Invisibility to Ghosts, Wall Crashing and Illumination, each friend has a unique ability to aid PAC-MAN on his journey!

If the Ghosts catch you, use Cherries to save PAC-MAN or his friends and continue the action! Use the Slow Time boost to give you the edge and score the fastest time!

You can explore 95 levels in 6 worlds and unlock 9 uniquely powered friends. Hours of light-hearted, fun adventure lie ahead! Challenge your friends! Collect keys and fruit to unlock the next episode and explore the world of PAC-MAN Friends.

• 95 stages for all new challenges (including Dark Mazes) • 5 different control modes • 9 unique friends • Daily Rewards • Retina display support

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