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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 Atari ST They got me!
Pac-Mania Amiga Title
Pac-Mania Amstrad CPC Block Town
Pac-Mania Amiga Pacman's Park

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* (38169)

Critic Reviews

Génération 4 Atari ST Dec, 1988 91 out of 100 91
Computer and Video Games (CVG) SEGA Master System Apr, 1991 86 out of 100 86
ST/Amiga Format Amiga Dec, 1988 80 out of 100 80
Games Preview Amiga Jan, 1989 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Arcade Feb, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Atari ST Nov, 1988 74 out of 100 74
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Jan, 1989 727 out of 1000 73
Sega-16.com Genesis Dec 20, 2007 7 out of 10 70
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
ST/Amiga Format Atari ST Dec, 1988 65 out of 100 65

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Trivia

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!

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"

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