Pac-man fans rejoice
The classic Pac-man is the fairly obvious inspiration for Gobman and while the original was truly novel for its time, the concept hasn't aged well and this version simply comes across as a poor copy. The gameplay requires no real introduction and simply requires the player to navigate through a single-screen maze, avoiding ghosts and gobbling down pills. That really is all there is to it, and while things are amusing for a while, the game gets dull and repetitive very quickly. On the plus side, graphics are simple but effective, with some personality added to both Gobman and the ghosts through the addition of extra details but the awful sound quickly induces a headache and is likely to be switched off by most players. Although Gobman is a faithful re-interpretation of a true classic, it also acts as a reminder that some games are best left in the past. Hardcore retro buffs may find some fun here for its nostalgia value, and rabid high-score addicts will take pleasure in seeing their name in the Hall of Fame. However, casual gamers would do well to avoid taking this trip down memory lane and are better advised to stay in the present.