For whatever reason, video games seen on TV never evolved past a very primitive state. Classic 8-bit games such as Pac-Man , 2D pixel graphics, and synthetic sounds and music are cutting-edge technology. In live-action, standard practice is to render bleeping Arcade Sounds , and bounce a shifting light pattern off the characters playing read: In animation, actual game graphics can be rendered, but they are seldom very sophisticated. Game music is almost never heard, and if it is, it's almost always an 8-bit chiptune.
Players move about on a virtual game board, with the object of the game being to reach the end first. It allows for up to four players , featuring six characters from other Namco games to choose from: Gameplay[ edit ] There are three different types of game boards to play—Tropical, Space, and Medieval—each with its own set of minigames. After selecting a board, players can also choose to play a short, medium, or long game, each having a different number of tiles that corresponded to the length's name. The object of the game is to get to the finish first. The game is played in rounds; each round begins with a four-player minigame, the results of which determine how many spaces each player moves forward on the board. Each tile on the board also has an effect.