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Description

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.

Screenshots

Pac-Land NES About to collide with a bi-plane
Pac-Land Lynx Break time
Pac-Land Commodore 64 Pac decides to take a dip in the lake
Pac-Land NES Oh no! The bridge is about to collapse

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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User Reviews

It's a beautiful day for a stroll. Isn't it, Pac? Amiga Katakis | カタキス (42781)

Critic Reviews

Zzap! Commodore 64 May, 1988 92 out of 100 92
The Games Machine (UK) TurboGrafx-16 Nov, 1989 82 out of 100 82
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Lynx Aug, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Apr, 1988 62 out of 100 62
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 May, 1988 6 out of 10 60
Digital Press - Classic Video Games TurboGrafx-16 Dec 04, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Play Time Lynx Nov, 1991 58 out of 100 58
Power Play Commodore 64 May, 1988 5.5 out of 10 55
Amiga Computing Amiga Jul, 1989 49 out of 100 49
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST May, 1989 2.8 out of 12 23

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Trivia

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.

Graphics

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.
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