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There are no reviews for the Atari ST release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Overall User Score (8 votes) 4.0

Critic Reviews

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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 !
All conversions have been programmed to take advantages of the host computer's capabilities and provide addictive and accurate arcade thrills.
The One (Oct, 1988)
Pacmania will certainly keep fans of the coin-op happy for many months to come, and its oh-so-cute appeal may even extend to mothers across the country. Who knows - you could find your ST taken over by your gran when she next comes round to stay.
Although the PacMan theme is a very old and simplistic idea, Pacmania is enjoyable and highly neat and appealing arcade conversion, give Pacmania a go; I doubt whether you'll be able to resists its charms.
Power Play (Nov, 1988)
Respekt, meine Herren. Daß die Umsetzung des relativ neuen Pac-Mania-Spielautomaten so gut gelingen würde. hätte ich nicht gedacht. Die ST-Version macht fast soviel Spaß we der Automat (und man muß nicht dauernd Markstücke nachschmeißen). Kompromisse mußte man nur bei der Geschwindigkeit und dem Schrumpf-Screen machen: vom Spielfeld ist immer nur ein relativ kleiner Teil zu sehen. Pluspunkte gibt‘s für das sanfte Scrolling und die witzige Musik. Die ST-Version von Pac-Mania ist kein Programm, mit dem ich mich stundenlang am Stück beschäftige. Ich lade es aber immer wieder mal, um mich ein paar Runden lang durch die Labyrinthe zu mampfen. So einfach das Spiel ist, irgendwie macht es einfach Spaß.
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.
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. Mind you, the ST version fails to add much to original Pacman - we'd only rate it at 65% overall.
Retro Archives (Oct 09, 2018)
On espérait sur Atari ST une version de Pac-Mania à la hauteur de celle parue sur Amiga, on se retrouve au final avec un portage moche qui se joue sur un timbre-poste. Ironiquement, cela permet au jeu de retrouver une difficulté très proche de celle de l’arcade, mais difficile de ne pas se sentir frustré en ayant le sentiment d’être arbitrairement privé de la moitié de son écran. Autant dire une adaptation manifestement réalisée trop vite et qui ne fait pas honneur à la machine d’Atari.