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Pac-Man (Commodore 64)

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Advertising Blurbs

Windows App Store description:
    PAC-MAN, the world famous arcade classic, returns in this faithful rendition for Windows Phone 7!

    Who can forget the countless hours and quarters spent avoiding pesky ghosts while chompin’ on dots and gobbling up the fruit for bonus points? Relive the retro arcade action!

    Control PAC-MAN using the standard flick-to-change-directions method, or try out the virtual-analog “PAC-PAD” method, new for Windows Phone 7.

    Munch fruits and other items for big points! Gobble blinking Power Pellets to turn the ghosts blue and weaken them temporarily. Eat the ghosts while they are blue and rack up the bonus points!

    Gain an extra life at 10,000 points! Avoid capture by Blinky, the leader of the ghosts, and his fellow ghosts Pinky, Inky and Clyde, each with unique personalities, as you strive to chomp all the dots and advance to the next stage!

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (14628) on Feb 04, 2014.

www.xbox.com:
    Move Pac-Man and eat all the Pac-Dots to clear the stage while avoiding the ghosts. Eat Power Pellets to become invincible and eat the blue ghosts! Eat multiple blue ghosts to earn bonus points! Are you skilled enough to stay alive? This classic video game was released in 1980, and drove players crazy all around the world. Pac-Man was acknowledged as the "Most Successful Coin-Operated Game in History" by The Guinness Book of World Records in 2005. ■ This item is nonrefundable. Please visit < URL: www.xbox.com/live/accounts > for more details.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (14628) on Jan 22, 2012.

www.xbox.com:
    Play one of the all-time classic videogames with Pac-Man! Move through treacherous mazes and eat all the Pac-Dots to clear each stage while avoiding the sinister ghosts. Eat Power Pellets to become temporarily invincible. Turn the tables on the ghosts and chase them down! Eat all four ghosts to earn the most bonus points!

    Are you skilled enough to stay alive through all the stages? This classic video game was released in 1980, and became a phenomenon around the world. The Guinness Book of World Records acknowledged Pac-Man as the "Most Successful Coin-Operated Game in History" in 2005. Now you won't need a pocketful of quarters to play this classic arcade title. Look for it on Xbox Live®.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (14628) on Sep 26, 2010.

Back of Case - MSX (UK):
    Eat your way through the mazes of this MSX version of the original PAC-MAN. Fruit is healthy but also gives you bonus points. Beware of the ghosts, they are non-vegetarian!

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Aug 10, 2008.

Back of Box – Atari 5200 (US):
    Now’s your chance to really excel in arcade-like fun! ATARI PAC-MAN is as much fun as the original arcade game. Chase the ghosts, eat the dots, and go for the tasty fruit bonuses. Master the maze to earn the key, and a whopping 5000 bonus points.

    8 SKILL LEVELS

    SPECIAL FEATURES
  • ARCADE SOUNDS
  • BONUS FRUIT
  • GAME INTERMISSION

    ONE OR TWO PLAYERS

    Use your 5200’ controllers with this ATARI® game cartridge
    . Enclosed are two keypad overlays for your controllers. See your game instructions for details.

    This cartridge can only be used with the ATARI® 5200’ system.

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5065) on Mar 26, 2005.

www.nintendo.com - Game Boy Advance:

    Back In Pac



    In the immortal words of either Pac-Man or Fozzie The Bear: "Wakka-wakka-wakka."

    Features


    • Classic maze-chomping action
    • Two players alternating play
    • Save high scores


    What made Pac-Man an icon of the 1980s and an icon of video game culture? Highly addictive gameplay and shrewd marketing deals of the sort that Mary-Kate and Ashley must lie awake at night wishing they could dream of. Although he's often imitated, it's impossible to replace the original Pac-Man, now part of the NES Classics series for Game Boy Advance.

    Pac-Man's brilliant maze-based action made Namco a major player in video games. Not only did this quarter-guzzling yellow dynamo capture the attention of gamers everywhere, it spawned game sequels, cartoons and snappy T-shirt designs. In true American fashion, Pac-Man's cultural immortality was assured by the emergence of a hit single, "Pac-Man Fever."

    In the NES Classics game, Pac-Man gets to do what he does best: chomp pellets and ghosts. You maneuver the mouth-man through a maze filled with pellets, fruit, power pellets and ghosts. Blinky, Pinky, Clyde and Inky aren't real smart, but they sure move fast as the game progresses. Two players can take turns mastering the maze, either on the same Game Pak or through the Game Boy Advance Game Link Cable.

    Bottom Line

    Witness Pac-Man's swingin' bachelor days prior to Ms. Pac-Man in the game that defined a generation.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66222) on Jan 31, 2005.

www.classicnesseries.com :
    Catch Pac-Mania again

    Wakka-wakka-wakka. Namco put itself on the map with this ingenious maze-based game. Chomp the pellets and fruit and elude the cute but deadly ghosts. Turn the tables by eating a power pellet, then eat the ghosts. You’ll advance through mazes legendary for their brilliant design. The gimmick song inspired by Pac-Man is long forgotten. But Pac-Man’s classic gameplay lives on. Prepare to enjoy.

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5065) on Nov 07, 2004.

Back Cover - 2600 (US), 1981:
    It's your job to keep PAC-MAN as happy as possible. You must guide him around the maze so that he can eat video wafers and power pills. Protect him from the ghosts unless he has the super strength of a power pill. If he does have the super strength, help him chase the ghosts and gobble them up before they gobble him.

    ONE PLAYER * TWO PLAYERS

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Mar 07, 2004.

Atari 5200 Catalog 1982:
    This game cartridge looks like the arcade original, sounds like the arcade original, and is just as much fun as the arcade original! (It even has an intermission between games.)

    PAC-MAN races around a maze, gobbling up dots and dodging ghosts. (Just like the arcade game, these ghosts come in four colors - red, pink,green and orange.) In the four corners of the maze there are power pills. When PAC-MAN eats one, the ghosts all turn blue, and he can eat them, too. But he has to hurry before the spell wears off, or they'll devour him.

    Contributed by RKL (5614) on Dec 16, 2003.

Atari Catalog 1981:
    Adapted from one of the most popular video arcade games ever created, ATARI's PAC-MAN, which differs slightly from the original, is sure to be a big hit in your family.

    In this engaging game, you guide the PAC-MAN around a maze to gobble up dots for points, while dodging ghosts. In the four corners of the maze are special tablets. When PAC-MAN eats one, he changes color and can then eat the ghost. But he has to hurry and catch the ghosts before he changes color again, or they'll eat him.

    One or two players
    CX2646

    Contributed by RKL (5614) on Oct 01, 2003.

Description from Intellivision catalog:
    The refinements of dot chomping lead to high scores as hungry Pac-Man avoids ambush by vicious goblins. All the fun and excitement of the real arcade version!

    Contributed by RKL (5614) on Sep 19, 2003.

Back of box - Game Boy:
    Pac-Man's got the Munchies!

    Gobble gobble, gulp! Who's munching Power Pellets? Who's zipping around the maze at top speed, chomping up ghosts and scoring big points? It's Pac-Man, the world's hungriest character! Devour a fruit treat and get a big bonus score. But if you're caught by the little haunters, you're ghostflakes! Use the warp tunnel for a quick escape.

    Now play this classic game alone or with a friend. Connect your Game Boys for double Pac-Man mania. Scramble around your own maze and chomp a ghost. It pops up in your opponent's maze, and he's got to skedaddle even faster!

  • Scarf up the Fruit Treats for even more points!
  • See the whole maze at once or zoom in on your part of the path.
  • Even up the competition by choosing a different round than your opponent.

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69780) on Sep 05, 2002.

Back Cover:
    HUNGRY PAC-MAN VS. THE GOBBLING GOBLINS

    THE THRILL OF THE ARCADE GAME


    The refinements of dot chomping lead to high scores as hungry Pac-Man avoids ambush by coracious goblins. When Pac-Man gulps an energy dot, he can turn the tables and eat everything in sight... that includes yummy bonus nuggets, sending scores into the thousands. But goblins won't allow themselves to be gobbled for long; and soon become their old selves, fast and sneaky, to try to put an end to Pac-Man's three lives.

    Contributed by Trixter (8734) on May 26, 1999.