The rightsholders to Pac-Man at Bandai-Namco are working around the clock to figure out new ways to exploit their intellectual property. Their latest is Pac-Man Stories, which is technically for children but what the hey, it might be of interest to anyone with fond memories of guiding Pac-Man through a maze being pursued by ravenous ghosts.
Pac-Man Stories is available on any device equipped with Amazon’s Alexa voice-controlled assistant, but it’s essentially an interactive audiobook that lets you make choices and change the story, which takes place on “Pac-Man Planet” (did you know Pac-Man had an entire planet named after him? Weird). The one weird thing about this whole exercise is that this has to be the first Pac-Man game in history in which players do not control the titular Pac-Man.