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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 J2ME Eating a ghost
Pac-Mania NES Jumping over a couple of ghosts
Pac-Mania Commodore 64 Pacman's Park
Pac-Mania SEGA Master System Pacman Theatre

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* (37853)

The Press Says

Génération 4 Amiga Dec, 1988 91 out of 100 91
Génération 4 Atari ST Dec, 1988 91 out of 100 91
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Nov, 1988 10.33 out of 12 86
Computer and Video Games (CVG) SEGA Master System Apr, 1991 86 out of 100 86
1UP! SEGA Master System Nov 04, 2004 85 out of 100 85
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Genesis Jan, 1992 850 out of 1000 85
Power Play Atari ST Nov, 1988 74 out of 100 74 Genesis Dec 20, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Video Games SEGA Master System Jan, 1991 67 out of 100 67
Gamers (Germany) Genesis Aug, 1992 7 out of 15 47


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  • 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 (10442), chirinea (34827), Kabushi (131843), Martin Smith (63058), Terok Nor (19543), Servo (55766) and *Katakis* (37853)