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Pac-Land (Lynx)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.5
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Lynx 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 MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.5
Overall MobyScore (2 votes) 4.5


The Press Says

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Computer and Video Games (CVG)
If you were a fan of the arcade game, this perfect conversion will be right up your tree-lined avenue. However, the action is a bit samey all the way through, so anyone used to piles of excitement may well be disappointed.
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neXGam
Pac-Land sollte vermutlich im Sinne Ataris eher die jüngere Zielgruppe für den Atari Lynx begeistern. Dies lassen zumindest Grafik, Spielprinzip und Schwierigkeitsgrad schwer vermuten. Definitiv kein Muss für den Lynx, zumal Pac-Land in Deutschland schon zu den eher selteneren Lynx Carts gehört. Wer auf den gelben Pillenfresser nicht verzichten kann oder seine Sammlung unbedingt komplettieren mächte, sollte unbedingt auch die USA und Großbritannien ins Suchgebiet mit einbeziehen.
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Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Pac Land is one of those games that isn't spectacular but not bad either. It is mindless fun where you don't have to think or concentrate on what you're doing. it's a good version for a portable system with decent graphics and control. It kind of grows on you after a while.
60
Defunct Games
Being that this is the first Pac-Man game to ever break the very successful dot-eating-pizza-parlor formula, I have to give it credit, but not too much. Where this game makes up in innovativeness, it fails in everything else. The sound is horrible, and only loops one song taken straight from the TV show. The story is pretty bad as well, being that many other platformers up to this point had already shown what a good 2D story could be like ... I'm looking at you Mario.
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The Video Game Critic
Pac-Land is a gay romp until you reach the treacherous floating platforms. Some of the logs you hop across are rolling logs, and sadly that's not readily apparent. This is where the controls break down. You tend to run when you want to walk, and walk when you want to run, sending our yellow hero plunging to his death. Pac-Land contains 25 stages and 5 starting points. The gameplay is uneven but overall this is not a bad fit for the Lynx.
53
Power Play
Pac-Land ist eine Mischung aus viel Jump'n'Run ("Wonderboy") und etwas Pac-Man-Feeling (ab und zu erscheint eine leckere Pille). Leider war das Abenteuer schon in der Spielhalle kein allzu großer Erfolg, und auch die Lynx-Adaption dürfte keine weiten Sprünge machen. Triste Grafik und einfallslose Musik passen sich dem spielerischen Niveau an. Am ehesten werden sich jüngere Lynx-Fans dafür begeistern.
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All Game Guide
Pac-Land is too simplistic in design for most gamers to find enjoyable. You may find the first level or two mildly entertaining, but after that the lack of variety in gameplay will get to you. Only the most ardent of Pac-Man fans and the youngest of gamers will find this game to be fun.