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Pac-Land is a side-scrolling 1-2 player game with a cartoony feel to it. Now equipped with arms, face, and legs, Pac must guide a fairy back to her home in Fairy Land, but this task will not be easy because Inky, Blinky, Pinky, Clyde, and Sue will pursue Pac-Man as he travels through Pac-Land. When he finally transports the fairy back to her home, Pac is given some magic shoes, which will help him get to his own home, where he will be greeted by his family: Ms. Pac-Man, Baby Pac-Man, Chomp Chomp, and Sourpuss.

There are sixteen rounds to complete, with four trips each. During each round, he can grab a power pellet, which cause ghosts to turn blue, allowing Pac-Man to eat them for points. Points are also awarded by collecting fruit that appear, like cherries and strawberries. In some rounds, Pac must use a springboard to jump over a lake. He must also make it to the end of each round before time runs out, otherwise a ghost will chase him.


  • アーケードアーカイブス パックランド - Japanese PS4 / Switch spelling
  • パックランド - Japanese spelling

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Pac-Land(arcade) released for Windows and PS3 in the Pac-Man Museum collection Andrew Fisher (706) 2022-08-22 06:50:19


1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Pac-Land appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


The graphics in Pac-Land resemble the art and animation from the Saturday morning animated series of the same name, and the game's theme music is also from the animated series.

Version differences

The Fairyland level is absent from the Spectrum, Amstrad CPC and MSX ports "due to machine limitations" according to the manual.

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  • MobyGames ID: 13801


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Katakis | カタキス.

Arcade added by Trypticon. Wii U added by Michael Cassidy. Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Sharp X68000 added by Rik Hideto. PC-8000 added by Infernos. TurboGrafx-16 added by RKL. MSX, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, ZX Spectrum added by Martin Smith. Lynx added by Игги Друге.

Additional contributors: Freeman, Игги Друге, formercontrib, Rik Hideto, FatherJack, Infernos.

Last modified February 22nd, 2023.