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Pac-Land

MobyRank MobyScore
Atari ST
...
4.1
ZX Spectrum
...
3.0
TurboGrafx-16
...
3.9
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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 Round 1
Pac-Land TurboGrafx-16 Coming down the mountain
Pac-Land Amiga Title
Pac-Land Amstrad CPC Outside the town's church

Alternate Titles

  • "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* (37795)

The Press Says

Zzap! Commodore 64 May, 1988 92 out of 100 92
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Aug, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Joystick (French) TurboGrafx-16 Mar, 1990 84 out of 100 84
neXGam Lynx 2008 6.7 out of 10 67
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Apr, 1988 62 out of 100 62
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Lynx Aug, 1991 6 out of 10 60
The Video Game Critic Lynx Jun 11, 2013 C+ 58
Power Play Commodore 64 May, 1988 5.5 out of 10 55
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.
Contributed to by Trypticon (6652), りき hydao (10556), RKL (5614), Martin Smith (63169), Игги Друге (40152) and *Katakis* (37795)