Pac-Land

Critic Score User Score
MSX
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4.1
Amstrad CPC
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...
Sharp X68000
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5.0
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Description

Pac-Land is a side-scrolling 1-2 player game with a cartoony feel to it. Now equipped with arms, face, and legs, Pac must guide a fairy back to her home in Fairy Land, but this task will not be easy because Inky, Blinky, Pinky, Clyde, and Sue will pursue Pac-Man as he travels through Pac-Land. When he finally transports the fairy back to her home, Pac is given some magic shoes, which will help him get to his own home, where he will be greeted by his family: Ms. Pac-Man, Baby Pac-Man, Chomp Chomp, and Sourpuss.

There are sixteen rounds to complete, with four trips each. During each round, he can grab a power pellet, which cause ghosts to turn blue, allowing Pac-Man to eat them for points. Points are also awarded by collecting fruit that appear, like cherries and strawberries. In some rounds, Pac must use a springboard to jump over a lake. He must also make it to the end of each round before time runs out, otherwise a ghost will chase him.

Screenshots

Pac-Land Arcade Dodge the falling ghosts.
Pac-Land Commodore 64 Get fruit for points
Pac-Land Amstrad CPC Round 7
Pac-Land Commodore 64 Venturing through the forest

Alternate Titles

  • "Video Game Anthology Vol. 11: Pac-Land" -- Sharp X68000 title
  • "Pacland" -- ZX Spectrum title
  • "パックランド" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

It's a beautiful day for a stroll. Isn't it, Pac? Amiga *Katakis* (37896)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) TurboGrafx-16 Sep, 1989 90 out of 100 90
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 May, 1988 85 out of 100 85
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Lynx Aug, 1991 770 out of 1000 77
Raze Lynx Sep, 1991 74 out of 100 74
neXGam Lynx 2008 6.7 out of 10 67
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Jun, 1989 65 out of 100 65
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Lynx Aug, 1991 6 out of 10 60
Power Play Lynx Aug, 1991 53 out of 100 53
Jeuxvideo.com NES Aug 10, 2011 7 out of 20 35
Power Play Atari ST Jun, 1989 17 out of 100 17

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Pac-Land appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Graphics

The graphics in Pac-Land resemble the art and animation from the Saturday morning animated series of the same name, and the game's theme music is also from the animated series.

Version differences

The Fairyland level is absent from the Spectrum, Amstrad CPC and MSX ports "due to machine limitations" according to the manual.
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