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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 Atari ST Title screen
Pac-Mania Atari ST Choosing a level
Pac-Mania Atari ST Loading screen
Pac-Mania Atari ST Now I feel at home

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

Génération 4 Dec, 1988 91 out of 100 91
The Games Machine (UK) Jan, 1989 89 out of 100 89
The One Oct, 1988 84 out of 100 84
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Nov, 1988 83 out of 100 83
Power Play Nov, 1988 74 out of 100 74
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Jan, 1989 727 out of 1000 73
ST/Amiga Format Dec, 1988 65 out of 100 65

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Trivia

Atari STE remake

The original Atari ST version featured a very small playfield with a huge scoring block on the right, rough scrolling and sound. As a fan extension the original game was adapted in 2013 to use the enhanced hardware of the Atari STE models (like hardware scrolling, digital sound and the blitter), which resulted in a full-screen 50fps experience and therefore a much more enjoyable gameplay.
Source: Atari-Forum, Chat-Mag!

Awards

  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (issue #00) - #67 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"
  • ST Format
    • May 1990 (Issue #10) - Included in the list "ST Format's 30 Kick-Ass Classics"

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Martin Smith (62981) added Pac-Mania (Atari ST) on Jun 18, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Michael Cassidy (16496), chirinea (36395), Kabushi (155391), Martin Smith (62981), Terok Nor (21958), Servo (55754) and *Katakis* (38150)