Pac-Land

Critic Score User Score
ZX Spectrum
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3.3
Arcade
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3.2
Amiga
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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 Keep ahead of the ghost.
Pac-Land MSX Title screen
Pac-Land Commodore 64 Pac decides to take a dip in the lake
Pac-Land ZX Spectrum End of the level. Pac should take a longer break here.

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* (37938)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) TurboGrafx-16 Sep, 1989 90 out of 100 90
Joystick (French) TurboGrafx-16 Mar, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Raze Lynx Sep, 1991 74 out of 100 74
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Jun, 1989 690 out of 1000 69
IGN TurboGrafx-16 Mar 31, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65
Digital Press - Classic Video Games TurboGrafx-16 Dec 04, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Play Time Lynx Nov, 1991 58 out of 100 58
The Video Game Critic Lynx Jun 11, 2013 C+ 58
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga May, 1989 2.8 out of 12 23
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.
Contributed to by Trypticon (10653), Michael Cassidy (15978), J-U-I-C-Y (31466), RKL (5606), Martin Smith (63024), Игги Друге (44996) and *Katakis* (37938)