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Pac-Land

MobyRank MobyScore
TurboGrafx-16
62
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Sharp X68000
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Arcade
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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 TurboGrafx-16 Returning home
Pac-Land NES Round 2
Pac-Land NES About to collide with a bi-plane
Pac-Land Sharp X68000 Title screen

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* (37853)

The Press Says

Joystick (French) TurboGrafx-16 Mar, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Lynx Aug, 1991 80 out of 100 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Lynx Aug, 1991 770 out of 1000 77
IGN TurboGrafx-16 Mar 31, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Apr, 1988 62 out of 100 62
Digital Press - Classic Video Games TurboGrafx-16 Dec 04, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 May, 1988 6 out of 10 60
Power Play Amstrad CPC May, 1989 52 out of 100 52
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jun, 1989 51 out of 100 51
All Game Guide Lynx 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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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.
Contributed to by Trypticon (8787), Michael Cassidy (10442), りき Hideto (20846), RKL (5612), Martin Smith (63058), Игги Друге (44657) and *Katakis* (37853)