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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!


Pac-Mania Arcade Title Screen.
Pac-Mania ZX Spectrum Loading screen.
Pac-Mania Amstrad CPC One of the round opening screens
Pac-Mania NES Running for a power pellet

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Alternate Titles

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

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It's Pac-Man with a different perspective Amiga *Katakis* (38210)

Critic Reviews

Raze SEGA Master System Aug, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Computer and Video Games (CVG) SEGA Master System Apr, 1991 86 out of 100 86
The One Atari ST Oct, 1988 84 out of 100 84
Power Play Amiga Jan, 1989 82 out of 100 82
Games Preview Commodore 64 Jan, 1989 80 out of 100 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jan, 1989 775 out of 1000 78
Power Play Atari ST Nov, 1988 74 out of 100 74
ST/Amiga Format Atari ST Dec, 1988 65 out of 100 65
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SEGA Master System Aug, 1991 7.8 out of 12 65
Gamers (Germany) Genesis Aug, 1992 7 out of 15 47


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Atari STE remake

The original Atari ST version featured a very small playfield with a huge scoring block on the right, rough scrolling and sound. As a fan extension the original game was adapted in 2013 to use the enhanced hardware of the Atari STE models (like hardware scrolling, digital sound and the blitter), which resulted in a full-screen 50fps experience and therefore a much more enjoyable gameplay.
Source: Atari-Forum, Chat-Mag!


  • 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"

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