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Pac-Mania (Amiga)

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Description

Pac-Mania is a variation on the game Pac-Man. You need to guide Pac-Man around a maze and eat all of the dots on the board in order to proceed on to the next round. Numerous, multi-colored ghosts also roam the maze trying to stop you. If you eat one of the power pellets in the maze, the ghosts will temporarily turn blue and run from you. Pac-Man can earn bonus points by eating the ghosts when they are in this state. The maze is now shown in isometric perspective and is larger than screen which will scroll to follow the action. To help get out of tight spots, Pac-Man now has the ability to jump. But be careful, because some of the ghosts have learned this trick as well and you could end up in a mid air collision!

Screenshots

Pac-Mania Amiga Sandbox Land
Pac-Mania Amiga Jumping Ghost
Pac-Mania Amiga Title
Pac-Mania Amiga A couple of ghosts chasing Pac

Alternate Titles

  • "PacMania" -- Alternate spelling
  • "パックマニア" -- Japanese spelling

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It's Pac-Man with a different perspective *Katakis* (37838) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

The Press Says

The Games Machine (UK) Dec, 1988 92 out of 100 92
Génération 4 Dec, 1988 91 out of 100 91
The One Nov, 1988 86 out of 100 86
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Nov, 1988 10.33 out of 12 86
Power Play Jan, 1989 82 out of 100 82
ST/Amiga Format Dec, 1988 80 out of 100 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Jan, 1989 775 out of 1000 78

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Awards

  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (issue #00) - #67 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"

*Katakis* (37838) added Pac-Mania (Amiga) on Jul 20, 2003
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