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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!


Pac-Mania Amiga Now that's a big ghost!
Pac-Mania Amiga A swarm of ghosts chasing Pac
Pac-Mania Amiga A couple of ghosts chasing Pac
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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 Katakis | カタキス (41056) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Dec, 1988 92 out of 100 92
Génération 4 Dec, 1988 91 out of 100 91
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Nov, 1988 10.33 out of 12 86
The One Nov, 1988 86 out of 100 86
Power Play Jan, 1989 82 out of 100 82
New Computer Express Dec, 1988 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ST/Amiga Format Dec, 1988 80 out of 100 80
Games Preview Jan, 1989 80 out of 100 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Jan, 1989 775 out of 1000 78
Retro Archives Oct 09, 2018 13 out of 20 65


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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!


  • 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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Katakis | カタキス (41056) added Pac-Mania (Amiga) on Jul 20, 2003
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