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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 SEGA Master System Jumping over a ghost
Pac-Mania Arcade There's a power pill.
Pac-Mania Amstrad CPC Pacman Theatre
Pac-Mania Zeebo Round 1, ready!

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* (38165)

Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Dec, 1988 92 out of 100 92
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Nov, 1988 87 out of 100 87
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Genesis Jan, 1992 850 out of 1000 85
Games Preview Commodore 64 Jan, 1989 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Atari ST Nov, 1988 74 out of 100 74
Power Play Commodore 64 Jan, 1989 72 out of 100 72
Video Games Genesis Apr, 1992 69 out of 100 69
Video Games SEGA Master System Jan, 1991 67 out of 100 67
Pixel-Heroes.de SEGA Master System Nov, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Gamers (Germany) Genesis Aug, 1992 7 out of 15 47

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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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Contributed to by Michael Cassidy (16867), chirinea (36509), Kabushi (158953), Martin Smith (62961), Terok Nor (22297), Servo (55754) and *Katakis* (38165)