Pac-Land (Commodore 64)

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Description

Pac-Land is a side-scrolling 1-2 player game with a cartoony feel to it. Now equipped with arms, face, and legs, Pac must guide a fairy back to her home in Fairy Land, but this task will not be easy because Inky, Blinky, Pinky, Clyde, and Sue will pursue Pac-Man as he travels through Pac-Land. When he finally transports the fairy back to her home, Pac is given some magic shoes, which will help him get to his own home, where he will be greeted by his family: Ms. Pac-Man, Baby Pac-Man, Chomp Chomp, and Sourpuss.

There are sixteen rounds to complete, with four trips each. During each round, he can grab a power pellet, which cause ghosts to turn blue, allowing Pac-Man to eat them for points. Points are also awarded by collecting fruit that appear, like cherries and strawberries. In some rounds, Pac must use a springboard to jump over a lake. He must also make it to the end of each round before time runs out, otherwise a ghost will chase him.

Screenshots

Pac-Land Commodore 64 A ghost riding a car is about to drive over Pac's butt
Pac-Land Commodore 64 Venturing through the forest
Pac-Land Commodore 64 Pac decides to take a dip in the lake
Pac-Land Commodore 64 Pac is dead

Alternate Titles

  • "Video Game Anthology Vol. 11: Pac-Land" -- Sharp X68000 title
  • "Pacland" -- ZX Spectrum title
  • "パックランド" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Zzap! May, 1988 92 out of 100 92
Commodore Force Aug, 1993 90 out of 100 90
The Games Machine (UK) May, 1988 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apr, 1988 7.87 out of 12 66
Happy Computer Apr, 1988 62 out of 100 62
Computer and Video Games (CVG) May, 1988 6 out of 10 60
Power Play May, 1988 5.5 out of 10 55

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Pac-Land appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Graphics

The graphics in Pac-Land resemble the art and animation from the Saturday morning animated series of the same name, and the game's theme music is also from the animated series.

Version differences

The Fairyland level is absent from the Spectrum, Amstrad CPC and MSX ports "due to machine limitations" according to the manual.
*Katakis* (37875) added Pac-Land (Commodore 64) on Jun 27, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Trypticon (8986), Michael Cassidy (11997), りき Hideto [away] (22408), RKL (5611), Martin Smith (63069), Игги Друге (44875) and *Katakis* (37875)