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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 Genesis Pacman's Park
Pac-Mania Genesis Block Town
Pac-Mania Genesis Pac can eat ghosts if they turn blue
Pac-Mania Genesis Piramids

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Alternate Titles

  • "PacMania" -- Alternate spelling
  • "パックマニア" -- Japanese spelling

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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.

Critic Reviews

Mean Machines Dec, 1991 86 out of 100 86
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Jan, 1992 850 out of 1000 85 Dec 20, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Video Games Apr, 1992 69 out of 100 69
Entertainment Weekly Nov 01, 1991 B- 67
Retro Archives Oct 09, 2018 12.5 out of 20 62
Gamers (Germany) Aug, 1992 7 out of 15 47


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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 (42253) added Pac-Mania (Genesis) on Nov 16, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Michael Cassidy (21102), chirinea (46888), Kabushi (257496), Martin Smith (76472), Terok Nor (31681), Servo (57358) and Katakis | カタキス (42253)