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Pac-Mania

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
MSX
...
3.8
Amiga
85
3.7
ZX Spectrum
...
3.8
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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 Arcade World Select.
Pac-Mania Amstrad CPC There's a fruit target in the middle of the maze
Pac-Mania NES Running for a power pellet
Pac-Mania Atari ST The ghosts may get their revenge yet!

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* (37843)

The Press Says

The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Jan, 1989 87 out of 100 87
The One Amiga Nov, 1988 86 out of 100 86
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
Raze SEGA Master System Aug, 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
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
Entertainment Weekly Genesis Nov 01, 1991 B- 67

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Awards

  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (issue #00) - #67 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"

Contributed to by Michael Cassidy (9579), chirinea (34390), Kabushi (128308), Martin Smith (63104), Terok Nor (19116), Servo (55803) and *Katakis* (37843)