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User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Game Boy 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.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.1
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.8
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.5
Overall User Score (21 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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N-Force (Jul, 1992)
The original Pac-Man was released in 1980. Twelve years later the game's just as playable and has me addicted all over again. Okay, so the graphics aren't the best, but it will always be a hit with me.
Mean Machines (Jan, 1991)
PacMan's simple gameplay makes it an ideal arcade conversion for the Gameboy. The two screen modes is an excellent idea, and since this version packs all the features of the coin-op (including the intermission screens), PacMan fans are bound to go nuts over it.
Overall Pac Man (the name derives from 'pacu', which means 'eat' in Japanese) has converted well to Nintendo's handheld. All the ghost-evading playing tricks still work, and none of Pac Man's charm has diminished over the years. While some may regret the lack of mazes (there's just the one on offer), most will find this a more than welcome addition to their software library.
Games-X (Jun 27, 1991)
Classic arcade action is Pacman, although hardly original in today's market. This classic tag could fall both ways. However, Pacman does succeed because it fits into the Game Boy's image of neat, simple games with bags of gameplay.
Play Time (Mar, 1992)
Als man mir das Spiel Pac Man überreichte, wurde mir gesagt, ich sollte mein Hauptaugenmerk auf den 2-Playermodus legen, denn mit diesem alten Spiel (immerhin schon 12 Jahre), könnte man keine Katze mehr hinter dem Ofen hervorlocken. Dem kann ich nur zustimmen, aber was soll eine Katze schon mit einem Game Boy Modul? Außerdem wird ein Spiel (bzw. eine Spielidee) nicht schlechter, nur weil es älter wird. In meiner Kiddy-Zeit war Pac Man der absolute Renner und ich kann Euch nur raten, laßt Euch dieses Spiel nicht durch die Lappen gehen.
Other than that small complaint, if you're looking to take Pac-Man on the road with you, the Game Boy version fits the bill.
Namco turns an arcade classic into a Game Boy hit! This version of Pac-Man let's you compete against a friend in maze-to-maze action.
En klar klassiker som gör sig i varje Power Players samling. Den nya Gamelink-möjligheten adderar en ny dimension till den redan enkla men mycket roliga iden. Ett litet minus för att man får väldigt ont i tummen efter ett tag.
Power Play (Mar, 1991)
Diesen Herrn im zeitlos-gelben Grinse-Outfit muß man nicht mehr vorstellen. Namcot hat es geschafft, den Spieleklassiker pixelgenau auf den Game Boy zu übertragen: Beim Spielen fühlt man sich 10 Jahre jünger. Nichts wurde weggelassen, nichts hinzugefügt.