Pac-Mania

Genre
Perspective
Theme
Critic Score User Score
J2ME
...
4.2
Amiga
85
3.8
MSX
...
...
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Description

Pac-Mania is a variation on the game Pac-Man. You need to guide Pac-Man around a maze and eat all of the dots on the board in order to proceed on to the next round. Numerous, multi-colored ghosts also roam the maze trying to stop you. If you eat one of the power pellets in the maze, the ghosts will temporarily turn blue and run from you. Pac-Man can earn bonus points by eating the ghosts when they are in this state. The maze is now shown in isometric perspective and is larger than screen which will scroll to follow the action. To help get out of tight spots, Pac-Man now has the ability to jump. But be careful, because some of the ghosts have learned this trick as well and you could end up in a mid air collision!

Screenshots

Pac-Mania Amiga Jungly Steps
Pac-Mania MSX Eat the balls and avoid the monsters
Pac-Mania Atari ST They just changed the colours
Pac-Mania Amstrad CPC Collect power pills to make ghosts edible

Alternate Titles

  • "PacMania" -- Alternate spelling
  • "パックマニア" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

It's Pac-Man with a different perspective Amiga *Katakis* (37889)

Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jan, 1989 89 out of 100 89
Raze SEGA Master System Aug, 1991 86 out of 100 86
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Jan, 1989 86 out of 100 86
Mean Machines Genesis Dec, 1991 86 out of 100 86
1UP! SEGA Master System Nov 04, 2004 85 out of 100 85
Power Play Atari ST Nov, 1988 74 out of 100 74
Video Games Genesis Apr, 1992 69 out of 100 69
Video Games SEGA Master System Jan, 1991 67 out of 100 67
Entertainment Weekly Genesis Nov 01, 1991 B- 67
Power Play SEGA Master System May, 1991 66 out of 100 66

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Trivia

Awards

  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (issue #00) - #67 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"
  • ST Format
    • May 1990 (Issue #10) - Included in the list "ST Format's 30 Kick-Ass Classics"

Contributed to by Michael Cassidy (12940), chirinea (35568), Kabushi (137089), Martin Smith (63063), Terok Nor (20170), Servo (55769) and *Katakis* (37889)