Pac-Man (Game Boy)

User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Game Boy release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
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 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.0
Overall User Score (18 votes) 4.0

Critic Reviews

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The original Pac-Man was released in 1980. Twelve years later the game's just as playable and has me addicted all over again. Okay, so the graphics aren't the best, but it will always be a hit with me.
Mean Machines
PacMan's simple gameplay makes it an ideal arcade conversion for the Gameboy. The two screen modes is an excellent idea, and since this version packs all the features of the coin-op (including the intermission screens), PacMan fans are bound to go nuts over it.
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
Overall Pac Man (the name derives from 'pacu', which means 'eat' in Japanese) has converted well to Nintendo's handheld. All the ghost-evading playing tricks still work, and none of Pac Man's charm has diminished over the years. While some may regret the lack of mazes (there's just the one on offer), most will find this a more than welcome addition to their software library.
All Game Guide
Other than that small complaint, if you're looking to take Pac-Man on the road with you, the Game Boy version fits the bill.
Nintendo Power Magazine
Namco turns an arcade classic into a Game Boy hit! This version of Pac-Man let's you compete against a friend in maze-to-maze action.
Power Play
Diesen Herrn im zeitlos-gelben Grinse-Outfit muß man nicht mehr vorstellen. Namcot hat es geschafft, den Spieleklassiker pixelgenau auf den Game Boy zu übertragen: Beim Spielen fühlt man sich 10 Jahre jünger. Nichts wurde weggelassen, nichts hinzugefügt.