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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
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're executed 3.0
Overall User Score (14 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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The straightforward but challenging play, combined with a cornucopia of options, ensure that this classic remains deliciously fresh.
There are several different modes of play in Ms. Pac-Man for the NES, but the original arcade mode is the best part of the game. Everything else is just icing on the cake. The strange mazes, the two-player simultaneous modes, the Pac-Booster (which lets you go super fast), and the crazy difficulty level: these things are fun and add a little more bang for your buck, but the standard arcade mode alone is reason enough to add this game to your collection of early 1980s arcade classics.
In between certain levels, you are treated to short but cute vignettes of the Pacs’ relationship, including the birth of Pac-Man Jr. (by stork, naturally). This game is very simple and has few frills, but still provides an addictive gameplay experience, as expected.
Defunct Games (Feb 15, 2013)
Playing it now, Ms. Pac-Man is a slightly flawed port of an arcade gem. I was impressed with the presentation and had a lot of fun trying to beat my high score. This may not be a very impressive cartridge, but it gets the job done. If you have to choose between Pac-Man games, Ms. Pac-Man is always the right answer.