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Pac-Land is a side-scrolling 1-2 player game with a cartoony feel to it. Now equipped with arms, face, and legs, Pac must guide a fairy back to her home in Fairy Land, but this task will not be easy because Inky, Blinky, Pinky, Clyde, and Sue will pursue Pac-Man as he travels through Pac-Land. When he finally transports the fairy back to her home, Pac is given some magic shoes, which will help him get to his own home, where he will be greeted by his family: Ms. Pac-Man, Baby Pac-Man, Chomp Chomp, and Sourpuss.

There are sixteen rounds to complete, with four trips each. During each round, he can grab a power pellet, which cause ghosts to turn blue, allowing Pac-Man to eat them for points. Points are also awarded by collecting fruit that appear, like cherries and strawberries. In some rounds, Pac must use a springboard to jump over a lake. He must also make it to the end of each round before time runs out, otherwise a ghost will chase him.


Pac-Land Lynx Eat a power pill, then eat the locals
Pac-Land Lynx Watch out for ghosts in cars
Pac-Land Lynx Select a trip? Never trust a pill-eater.
Pac-Land Lynx All that remains is Pacman's hat

Promo Images

Pac-Land Screenshot
Pac-Land Screenshot
Pac-Land Screenshot
Pac-Land Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Video Game: Anthology - Vol. 11: Pac-Land" -- Sharp X68000 title
  • "Pacland" -- ZX Spectrum title
  • "Arcade Archives: Pac-Land" -- PS4 / Switch title
  • "アーケードアーカイブス パックランド" -- Japanese PS4 / Switch spelling
  • "パックランド" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Retro Game Reviews Jul 21, 2015 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Aug, 1991 80 out of 100 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Aug, 1991 770 out of 1000 77
Raze Sep, 1991 74 out of 100 74
ReVival Jun 09, 2006 7 out of 10 70
neXGam 2008 6.7 out of 10 67
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Aug, 1991 24 out of 40 60
The Video Game Critic Jun 11, 2013 C+ 58
Power Play Aug, 1991 53 out of 100 53
All Game Guide 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Pac-Land appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


The graphics in Pac-Land resemble the art and animation from the Saturday morning animated series of the same name, and the game's theme music is also from the animated series.

Version differences

The Fairyland level is absent from the Spectrum, Amstrad CPC and MSX ports "due to machine limitations" according to the manual.
Игги Друге (46314) added Pac-Land (Lynx) on Nov 30, 2005
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