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Pac-Attack Reviews (Genesis)

Pac-Attack Genesis Title screen.


Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Genesis 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 (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.8
Overall User Score (5 votes) 2.9

Critic Reviews

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GamePro (US) (Nov, 1994)
Round out the fun, the simple graphics and variety of tunes look and sound surprisingly good for the Genesis. Pac-Attack's certainly a very familiar formula that follows the tradition of other puzzle greats, but the addition of one of the top video game stars of all time gives the game a nice strategic twist. It's well worth a trip down memory lane.
Mean Machines (Feb, 1996)
A neat twist on two classic puzzle games. Basic, but well worth a look.
70 (Oct 16, 2008)
While many may simply dismiss Pac-Attack as "just another Tetris clone" (which isn't entirely inaccurate), those who look a bit closer will find that this game is fairly unique among its falling-block brethren. Being unique, however, does not necessarily make something worthwhile (let alone good), so in this respect Pac-Attack narrowly dodges the bullet, as it is quite fun to play. Unfortunately, the game's unintuitive mechanics provide too steep a learning curve to completely engage the player the way great puzzle games should, although the welcomed puzzle and two-player versus modes may give the game an extra bit of mileage. Pac-Attack is ultimately a respectable addition to both the puzzle genre and the Pac-Man series, but simply doesn't have the legs to gain much notoriety in either.
So it isn't quite Tetris, but it's an all-right game. At least, it's a change from Tetris. And you can also play with a friend, sort of Puyo Puyo style.
Retro Archives (Jan 19, 2018)
Partant d'un concept finalement plus original qu'il n'y parait, Pac-Panic y adjoint les modes indispensables à n'importe quel Puzzle Game pour proposer une expérience assez sympathique lors des premières heures. Malheureusement, l'absence de réels enchainements ou de combos réduit drastiquement l'intérêt du jeu sur le long terme en le privant d'une composante stratégique qui aurait fait énormément de bien, notamment à un mode deux joueurs beaucoup trop sage en l'état. Additionné à une certaine paresse dans la réalisation, on se retrouve au final avec un titre passable capable d'offrir de bons moments à ceux qui accrocheront au concept - mais qui n'aura que peu d'arguments pour retenir les autres plus de quelques parties.