Pac-Mania

Genre
Perspective
Theme
Critic Score User Score
MSX
...
4.0
Amstrad CPC
...
3.6
Zeebo
...
4.4
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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 MSX Lego World Level
Pac-Mania ZX Spectrum Pacman can jump.
Pac-Mania SEGA Master System Just ate a ghost
Pac-Mania SEGA Master System Jumping over a ghost

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* (37874)

Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Dec, 1988 92 out of 100 92
Génération 4 Amiga Dec, 1988 91 out of 100 91
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Nov, 1988 87 out of 100 87
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Jan, 1989 86 out of 100 86
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Genesis Jan, 1992 850 out of 1000 85
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Nov, 1988 83 out of 100 83
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
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SEGA Master System Aug, 1991 7.8 out of 12 65
Pixel-Heroes.de SEGA Master System Nov, 2007 5 out of 10 50

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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 (11063), chirinea (35069), Kabushi (133100), Martin Smith (63068), Terok Nor (19803), Servo (55764) and *Katakis* (37874)