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User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Neo Geo Pocket Color 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 4.0
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
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. 4.5
Overall User Score (14 votes) 4.0

Critic Reviews

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Defunct Games (Jan 16, 2005)
Pacmans longevity is down to your patience and motivation. Are you a score freak? Or are you a gamer that likes to get to the end (if that's you, go elsewhere, this game is about SCORES baby!)? For me playing Pacman is just a joy, so I play it just for the thrill, but there is disappointment for score junkies as there is no backup to save your best scores, so a good memory and trusting score rivals are a must. Overall Pacman is a lot to do with taste, but I'm gonna score it anyway, it's a top rate conversion of a top rate game and suits the Neo Geo Pocket extremely well.
Video Games (Oct, 1999)
Fazit: Pac-Man ist in dieser Version höchstens etwas für den extrem kurzen Zeitvertreib zwischen zwei Bushaltestellen. Da war Namco einfach faul.
Retro Game Reviews (Mar 17, 2022)
+ Sound effects are very faithful to the Arcade original. + Intermission cut-scenes are included to entertain and give the player a short break. - Doesn't save your high scores despite this being the main gameplay objective. - The analog stick isn't very accurate for four-way directional movement and many times you lose a life it's not your fault. - The full screen option allows you to see more of the playfield, but you'll have to squint due to the small LCD. - The Scroll option zooms in the action, but incoming enemies are hard to spot when they gain speed in higher levels. - Offers nothing over the original 1980 release and the lack of extras or new modes make it poor value for money.
The Video Game Critic (Apr 07, 2004)
The control could be better. The Neo Geo Pocket's tiny joystick isn't as responsive as it could be, so you'll need to begin your turn slightly before reach an intersection. In addition, I was disappointed that this game doesn't save the high score. How hard would that have been? Pac-Man pales in comparison to other games for the Neo Geo Pocket, but it's still good, clean, old-school fun.
Quand Namco a annoncé développer sur Neo Geo Pocket, on a imaginé voir débarquer un Tekken ou un Ridge Racer. Eh bien, on devra se contenter de la boule jaune la plus célèbre du monde, j’ai nommé Pac-Man ! Le jeu est une reproduction fidèle de la borne d’arcade. Si l’écran vous semble peu lisible, vous pouvez agrandir l’affichage grâce à un scrolling. Mais il est alors difficile de prévoir l’arrivée des fantômes. En appuyant sur Pause, on peut changer de vue, mais cela casse le rythme du jeu. Cette cartouche est sympa... un moment. On aurait préféré plus de tableaux, voire plusieurs oldies regroupés sur la même cartouche. A noter, une rondelle de plastique est offerte pour bloquer le stick dans les quatre directions et éviter les « dérapages ».

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