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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 5.0
Overall User Score (29 votes) 3.9


Critic Reviews

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PC Magazine (May 29, 1984)
The PC Pac-Man is nearly identical in design, sound effects, and appearance to the arcade version. However, the play is somewhat sluggish by comparison and occasionally unresponsive to the joystick. The PC version allows you to select the level of maze at which you want to start, and there is a pause and reset control. However, there is no joystick adjustment routine. In speed and ease of play, Pac-Man seems to suffer in comparison with some of the more recent IBM PC arrivals such as Lode Runner, which was written specifically for microcomputers, and J-Bird, which is a clone of the arcade hit Q-Bert. Nevertheless, the daddy of them all has arrived on the PC, and it is probably worth a place in the collection of any serious gameplayer.