In this new Pac-Man game from the creators of Crossy Road, death by glitch is around every corner.

We’ve seen plenty of new interpretation of Pac-Man over the years, but Pac-Man 256 looks surprisingly fresn and inventive, based on this gameplay footage coming out of Gamescom:

It looks like you swipe the screen to direct Pac-Man around the familiar maze grids, but the reason you’re on the move isn’t simply to avoid ghosts: the game is glitching out all around you.

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The “256” part of the title refers to the point when the original game would start breaking down on level 256. Part of the screen becomes a garbled mess, and the level is basically unplayable.

(Thanks to Jamey Pittman for the clip!)

Some versions of Pac-Man reset the board at level 255, preventing the glitch from occurring. Pac-Man 256 plays upon this infamous glitch, and incorporates its effects into gameplay.

Given how much fun Crossy Road was, I’m all-in for Pac-Man 256.

You can reach the author of this post at patrick.klepek@kotaku.com or on Twitter at @patrickklepek.

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