GOG Deals: The Monstrous Winter Sale! New deals everyday on DRM-free games.

Mac Pan (Atari ST)

Mac Pan Atari ST Title screen and menu (monochrome monitor): select game mode and all options. The slider controls the movement speed of player and ghosts, adjusting the difficulty of the game

MISSING COVER

Released
Platform
Genre
Perspective
Gameplay
...
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
...
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.
Not an American user?

Description

Mac Pan is an extended implementation of Pac-Man idea on Atari ST computers with monochrome monitor. Like in the original game, the player controls a circled avatar trying to munch all dots in a level before getting caught by four wandering ghosts. On eating on of the rare power-pills, you can temporarily reverse this and chase the ghosts and kill them for extra points.

The game features four different mazes, all with four power-pills and the possibility to transfer to the other side in the centre of the screen (you leave the screen on one side and enter on the other). On finishing all four levels the game continues in the first maze in a higher level, increasing the aggression and speed of the ghosts. The ghosts themselves vary and speed and follow slightly different strategies to hunt the player. After each 10.000 points an extra life is rewarded. Points can only be collected by eating points in the level and chasing ghosts with power-pills, there are no bonus items like in the original.

The game has a flexible difficulty level: with a slider you can adjust the game's speed, which affect both the player and the ghosts. On very slow setting the game is far easier than with higher speeds. An unique extension to the Pac-Man theme is a temporary speed boost: by pressing the joystick button the player moves quicker for a short time period and so may escape the ghosts. But using this feature comes at a cost: after using the boost, you are slowed for the rest of the life or the level, whichever comes first.

Two different multi-player modes for two players are available in Mac Pan: you can either play after each other trying to beat the high-score. The other mode is a simultaneous coop mode, in which both players play in the same level at the same time. Both players share the score and the live-reserves, so if the last life is lost, the game ends for both players. A high-score table can be reached and is saved to disk.

Screenshots

Mac Pan Atari ST The final frame of a single player game. Surrounded by very aggressive ghosts (it's level 2 as marked by "L: 2" at the top)
Mac Pan Atari ST The first maze.
Mac Pan Atari ST Instructions (German)
Mac Pan Atari ST After eating a power pill (cross), the ghosts fade and are can be eaten! Let's hunt them.

Promo Images

There are no promo images for this game


Part of the Following Group

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.


Critic Reviews

There are no critic reviews for this game.


Forums

There are currently no topics for this game.


Trivia

Level editor

Although the game was released in the Public Domain, for a donation of 20 DM (~10€) to the author a level-editor and a game update could be purchased.
Jo ST (23482) added Mac Pan (Atari ST) on Sep 17, 2015