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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 Genesis Pacman Theatre
Pac-Mania Arcade There's a power pill.
Pac-Mania Zeebo Round 12. The themes start to repeat (it's the same map as Round 1). I'm not sure if that bell will taste good!
Pac-Mania Zeebo Round selection.

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* (38182)

Critic Reviews

Génération 4 Amiga Dec, 1988 91 out of 100 91
Génération 4 Atari ST Dec, 1988 91 out of 100 91
Commodore User Arcade Jan, 1988 9 out of 10 90
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Aug, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) SEGA Master System Apr, 1991 86 out of 100 86
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
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC Feb, 1989 720 out of 1000 72
Video Games Genesis Apr, 1992 69 out of 100 69
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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