Ms. Pac-Man (Lynx)

Ms. Pac-Man Lynx Splash screen


Critic Score
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User Score
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User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.5
Overall User Score (11 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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The Video Game Critic
This cartridge also has an extra surprise up its sleeve in the form of a second set of extra-wide boards (ala Pac-Man Junior). These are even more fun especially with the addition of the lightening icon. It gives you a turbo boost which makes it easy to round up all four ghosts for mega-points. Ms. Pac-Man looks great on the Lynx, going far beyond my expectations.
The Atari Times
Don't tell my wife, but I love Ms. Pac-Man. She represents video gaming far more than Lara Croft or whoever else is the female character of the month in gaming. As versions go, the Lynx version is very close to the original arcade and I would play it often if my Lynx got more regular use these days. Is it a showpiece for the power of the Lynx? Not really. But I bet if you had a stack of Lynx games to choose from, Ms. Pac-Man would definitely get a, "Cool, time for a game!" from any passerby. Now, my final question is: When is Ms. Pac-Man Championship Edition coming out?!
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Trotz Joypad geht die Steuerung gut von der Hand, und dank anständiger Grafik und flottem Sound hat Ms. Pacman auch 1990 kaum Staub angesetzt. Dieses Game muß man haben!
A decent adaptation overall, and a good game in its own right. I suspect whether or not you'll buy this depends on how willing you are to have a Pac-Maze-game on the Lynx. If you are interested, the Lynx version will not do you wrong.
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
Overall, this has become one of my favorite versions of Ms. Pac-Man on any system. I think it is also, by far, one of the better games available for the Lynx. Aside from physical limitations which are attributed to the Lynx handheld itself, Ms. Pac-Man has earned good marks on this platform and deservedly so. If you don't already have a copy, do try to find it on ebay or any other place that may carry Lynx games. This isn't one of the rarest Lynx games out there, but it may not pop up as commonly as some traditionally so-so ones such as Kung Food and Xybots. It's hard to go wrong with a hot video game babe like this one!
The action of the young lady in question - who, theoretically, might not be Mr. Pac-Man's wife - is basically the same as that of her predecessor. The maze hasn't changed, with the two exists, bits of fruit, power pills, etc. But the ghosts are much faster and more intelligent than in the original game. The difficulty level is the only significant difference between the two games, which is not saying much for the Lynx version of Ms Pac-Man when the original Pac-Man is over ten years old. In fact, that's the main problem with this game, there's just not enough content. Having a portable Pacman is fantastic, but surely Pacman '90 and not Ms. Pacman 82?
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Even though it's quite small on screen. Ms PacMan is perfectly formed, and has all the thrills and spills of the original. The lack of variety is a bit of a bugbear, but if you're after a bit of nostalgia, this is well worth looking up. It wont keep you occupied for weeks, but it offers a fun and non-violent challenge which will appeal to anyone.
Defunct Games
All in all Ms. Pac Man is the better of the Pac Man's on the Lynx (or any other portable for that matter). If you need your Pac Man fix you can't go wrong with this ... and hey, at least it's better than Pac Land!!
Pac-Man bleibt einfach Pac-Man, daran ändert auch ein Wechsel des Hauptprotagonisten nichts. Folglich werden Fans genau das vorfinden, was sie vorzufinden wünschen und wer schon damals vom Original gelangweilt war, dürfte sich auch hierfür nicht erwärmen. Kann man also haben, muß man aber nicht!
Génération 4
Que vous dire de cette adaptation d'un grand classique de l'arcade (Namco 1982 !), si ce n'est que les aficionados ne seront pas déçus ; ce jeu a toutes les caractéristiques de son original, même les animations entre les tableaux avec Monsieur et Madame qui se courent après.
Power Play
Trotz des relativ simplen Spielprinzips muß man den Atari-Programmierern ein Kompliment machen, denn sie haben das Spiel absolut fehlerfrei umgesetzt. Alte Pac-Man-Strategen werde nicht nur die intelligente Logik der Geister zu schätzen wissen. Keine Frage, daß Ms. Pac-Man den Anforderungen eines "modernen" Spiels nicht mehr gerecht wird, doch alte Pillenhasen wird diese gelungene Version erfreuen - mich inklusive.