Pac-Man Pinball Advance" Goes Gold


Pac-Man is back in an Exciting
Pinball Adventure Only for Game Boy(R) Advance

SANTA CLARA, CA – March 31, 2005 –
Namco Hometek Inc., a leading video games developer and publisher, today
announced that Pac-Man fever is back as "Pac-Man Pinball Advance" has gone gold
and is expected to be available at North American retail stores in April 2005.
"Pac-Man Pinball Advance" mixes fast-paced pinball action with the classic
Pac-Man universe complete with Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde, as well as other
familiar characters from Pac-Land. "Pac-Man Pinball Advance" is available
exclusively on Game Boy Advance.

“’Pac-Man Pinball Advance’ is
exactly what the doctor ordered for Pac-Man fans, pinball fanatics and anyone
who has ever caught Pac-Man fever,” said Jeff Lujan, Business Director at Namco
Hometek Inc. “With exciting, addictive game play and intuitive controls, game
play, ‘Pac-Man Pinball Advance’ promises pure pinball satisfaction.”

"Pac-Man Pinball Advance" features
16 entertaining levels across two unique pinball tables as you chomp Pac-Dots,
Power Pellets, and rescue the residents of Pac-Land. Use the Pac-Finder, the
ultimate Pac-Machine to guide you through the Pac-Village and Haunted Boardwalk
as you rescue your friends from dastardly ghosts. "Pac-Man Pinball Advance" also

* Multi-ball play with the aid of
Ms. Pac-Man for frenetic gameplay sessions * Multiple exciting mini-games;
gobble Ghosts, roll through obstacles, earn bonus Pac-Dots and points! * 2D
scrolling top view graphics * Alternate versions of both tables are included *
Endless replayability

About Namco Hometek Inc. Namco
Hometek Inc. is the U.S. consumer division of Namco Limited, a Tokyo-based world
leader in the high-tech entertainment industry. Based in Santa Clara, CA, Namco
Hometek Inc. is an award-winning video games publisher for next generation game
consoles.  Namco has created some of the industry’s greatest video game
franchises: "Tekken(R)," "SOULCALIBUR(TM)," "Dead to Rights(TM)," "Pac-Man
World(TM)," "Ridge Racer(R)," "Time Crisis(R)" and "ACECOMBAT(TM)." For more
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other countries. "Dead to Rights(TM)" is a trademark or registered trademark of
Namco Hometek Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

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