DescriptionIn 1982, a sequel to Pac-Man was introduced in the form of his girlfriend, Ms. Pac-Man. This sequel continued on the "eat the dots/avoid the ghosts" gameplay of the original game, but added new features to keep the title fresh.
Like her boyfriend, Ms. Pac-Man attempts to clear four various and challenging mazes filled with dots and ever-moving bouncing fruit while avoiding Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Sue, each with their own personalities and tactics. One touch from any of these ghosts means a loss of life for Ms. Pac-Man.
Ms. Pac-Man can turn the tables on her pursuers by eating one of the four Energizers located within the maze. During this time, the ghosts turn blue, and Ms. Pac-Man can eat them for bonus points (ranging from 200, 400, 800 and 1600, progressively). The Energizer power only lasts for a limited amount of time, as the ghost's eyes float back to their center box, and regenerate to chase after Ms. Pac-Man again.
Survive a few rounds of gameplay, and the player will be treated to humorous intermissions showing the growing romantic relationship between Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man, leading all the way up to the arrival of "Junior".
Part of the Following Groups
- Games referenced in movies
- Pac-Man games (licensed)
- Protagonist: Female
- Video games turned into board / card games
|Ms. Pac-Man Deluxe Edition||SNES||*Katakis* (37484)|
|Say hello to Pac's new girlfriend||NES||*Katakis* (37484)|
|A nice improvement over the original.||Game Boy||woods01 (154)|
|A pointless conversion.||PC Booter||Tomer Gabel (4416)|
|A good game for old PCs.||PC Booter||Gustavo Henrique dos Santos (33)|
|Ready to eat with Pac-Man's girlfriend?||Atari 2600||Gustavo Henrique dos Santos (33)|
The Press Says
|The Video Game Critic||Atari 5200||May 26, 2003||A||100|
|TeleMatch||Atari 2600||May, 1983||1 out of 6||100|
|The Atari Times||Atari 7800||Jan 27, 2005||90 out of 100||90|
|VideoGame||Atari 2600||Jul, 1991||80|
|Sega-16.com||Genesis||Aug 14, 2004||8 out of 10||80|
|Your Spectrum||ZX Spectrum||Mar, 1985||10 out of 15||67|
|Gaming Target||Xbox 360||Mar 13, 2007||6.5 out of 10||65|
|Joystick (French)||Genesis||Apr, 1992||60 out of 100||60|
|UOL Jogos||Xbox 360||Jan 12, 2007||60|
|Player One||Game Boy||Jul, 1994||45 out of 100||45|
|Topic||# Posts||Last Post|
|Ms. Pac-Man chased through New York by ghosts||3||chirinea (32995)
Oct 31, 2007
TriviaOnce her initial leggy incarnation as Crazy Otto had been shelved, Ms. Pac-Man went through a baffling array of name changes: Pac-Woman was eventually vetoed by female employees of Midway, and revised to Miss Pac-Man -- until someone noticed that animated inter-scene depictions of the male and female Pac-Men getting together and producing a child now illustrated a bastard birth out of wedlock. From there, it shuffled to Mrs. Pac-Man and, at the last minute (within 72 hours of the production line startup of the original coin-ops) finalised as Ms. Pac-Man.
Related Web Sites
- X360A achievement guide -- X360A's achievement guide for MS. Pac-Man.