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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!

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Pac-Mania SEGA Master System Sandbox Land 2
Pac-Mania J2ME Now it's my turn to chase.
Pac-Mania Atari ST Look, I can jump!
Pac-Mania Acorn 32-bit Game start on easy

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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 | カタキス (39516)

Critic Reviews

Mean Machines Genesis Dec, 1991 86 out of 100 86
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Nov, 1988 10.33 out of 12 86
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Genesis Jan, 1992 850 out of 1000 85
Games Preview Amiga Jan, 1989 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Arcade Feb, 1988 8 out of 10 80
New Computer Express Amiga Dec, 1988 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Sega-16.com Genesis Dec 20, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Entertainment Weekly Genesis Nov 01, 1991 B- 67
Power Play SEGA Master System May, 1991 66 out of 100 66
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SEGA Master System Aug, 1991 7.8 out of 12 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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