Android, Apple II, Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 8-bit, BlackBerry, Channel F, Commodore 64, FM-7, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Game Gear, Intellivision, iPhone, MSX, Neo Geo Pocket Color, NES, Nintendo 3DS, Palm OS, PC-88, PC-98, PC Booter, Sharp X1, TI-99/4A, VIC-20, Wii, Windows Phone, Xbox 360, ZX Spectrum | Combined View
|A cool port to the 5200, but it's too slow.||Joel Mitchell (3)|
|Gameplay||How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)||4.2|
|Graphics||The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines||3.9|
|Personal Slant||How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes||4.0|
|Sound / Music||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition||4.1|
|Overall MobyScore (19 votes)||4.1|
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The Video Game Critic
Pac-Man not only passes the test of time, it actually improves with age! I swear I have more fun playing this now than I did twenty years ago. Boy, I can't wait for another 20 years to pass - then it will really be awesome! Seriously though, this cartridge must have been a slice of heaven back in 1982. The maze, sound effects and gameplay are nearly identical to the original arcade game - down to the intermissions! The gameplay is FAST, noticeably faster than the arcade, which makes it more fun and challenging in my opinion. Blinky is particularly aggressive. The wobbly 5200 controllers might cause you to miss a few turns at first, but they actually work well once you get a feel for them. The only fault with the graphics is the single-colored ghosts which look like they belong in the 2600 version. With eight difficulty levels, Pac-Man is always a good time.
The Atari Times
Other then a few alternations the game still has all cool Pac Man trademarks like colourful graphics and cute sound effects all right here. Pac Man is still kind of fun though even with the odd controller, but be aware that this is a little on the hard side now and it may be for everyone.