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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Overall User Score (17 votes) 3.7

Critic Reviews

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This is the best arcade conversion we have seen, retaining all the features and playability of the original. At £19.95, it's a small price to pay for a convincing replica of a coin-op.
Génération 4 (Dec, 1988)
Mais Pacmania est vraiment grandiose ; la vue en 3D et la possibilité de sauter par dessus les fantômes renouvellent l'intérêt de ce jeu tellement exploité. Les amateurs seront comblés, et les autres découvriront qu'on peut encore s'éclater sur un Pac-Man !
Zum Ende eines jeden Reviews möchte man natürlich immer gern noch etwas Geistreiches schreiben, einfach deshalb, um einen solchen Bericht abzurunden. Mir fällt da im Moment, angesichts der gigantischen Menge von mehr oder weniger idiotischen Actionspielen mit unnütz aufgemotzter Hintergrundstory eigentlich nur ein Spruch aus der Werbung ein, der sich, leicht abgewandelt, folgendermaßen liest: Pac-Man - noch nie war er so wertvoll wie heute! (Okay, okay, ich hör‘ schon auf! Macht‘s gut und viel Spaß mit PACMANIA!)
The One (Nov, 1988)
Instead of simply dumping the ST version to Commodore's mean machine, programmers Teque have written Pacmania from scratch. And what a conversion. Amiga Pacmania is certainly one of the most impressive coin-op conversions to date. Silky smooth full screen scrolling, colourful sprites and backdrops, clean renditions of the original tunes and all the intermission sequences are included. Wonderful stuff worthy of any coin-op conversion connoisseur's time and money.
Power Play (Jan, 1989)
Die Programmierer haben es verstanden, das tolle Spielgefühl des Automaten-Vorbilds zu erhalten. Kein Amiga-Besitzer, der etwas auf sich hält, sollte an diesem Top-Spiel achtlos vor übergehen.
Pacmania has managed to capture all the ingredients that made the original so popular (simple addictive gameplay, simple but colourful graphics and excellent sound effects) and then used 1988 software techniques to improve it. The wide appeal is still there and is complemented by immediate aims and rewards.
Games Preview (Jan, 1989)
Der er ikke den store variation i grafikken, men de baner der er, er meget imponerende udført. Skærmen scroller perfekt, og musikken og lydeffekterne lever også fint op til arcade-originalen.
ST/Amiga Format (Dec, 1988)
Just when you think Pacman has finally died a death, up comes another version like a dose of glandular fever. Sometimes you wonder if anyone can give it a decent burial. However, Pacman was a phenomenal success in its day and the Amiga's graphics and sound offer enough variation on a hackneyed theme to make it an greater game and almost more addictive than the original, if that can be possible.
The drawback with this graphic style is that only part of the maze, can be viewed on screen so it's impossible to know what's going on elsewhere in the maze but the 3D view does add a welcome, fresh perspective to the action. It may not be very original but there's no arguing with its addictive qualities.
Retro Archives (Oct 09, 2018)
Coup de théâtre inhabituel en 1988: un portage de jeu d’arcade pouvait réellement prétendre rivaliser avec la borne dont il était tiré. Choisir entre les deux versions sera avant tout une question de goût, car si Pac-Mania sur Amiga est incontestablement plus simple à jouer, notamment grâce à une fenêtre de jeu bien plus large que sur la version d’origine, sa réalisation inférieure et surtout sa relative lenteur risquent de provoquer l’ire des puristes, furieux de voir le titre de Namco départi d’une grande fraction de sa difficulté. Considérez donc ce portage comme une excellente version d’initiation.