Pac-Mania

Genre
Perspective
Theme
Critic Score User Score
Amiga
85
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Amstrad CPC
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3.6
J2ME
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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 ZX Spectrum Choose your level.
Pac-Mania Genesis Title
Pac-Mania Atari ST It's a delicious pepper, I must eat it
Pac-Mania Amstrad CPC Collect power pills to make ghosts edible

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* (37896)

Critic Reviews

Génération 4 Atari ST Dec, 1988 91 out of 100 91
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Jan, 1989 87 out of 100 87
Raze SEGA Master System Aug, 1991 86 out of 100 86
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Genesis Jan, 1992 850 out of 1000 85
1UP! SEGA Master System Nov 04, 2004 85 out of 100 85
ST/Amiga Format Amiga Dec, 1988 80 out of 100 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Jan, 1989 727 out of 1000 73
Power Play Commodore 64 Jan, 1989 72 out of 100 72
Power Play SEGA Master System May, 1991 66 out of 100 66
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 (13550), chirinea (35571), Kabushi (138972), Martin Smith (63061), Terok Nor (20326), Servo (55769) and *Katakis* (37896)