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DescriptionPac-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.
- "Video Game: Anthology - Vol. 11: Pac-Land" -- Sharp X68000 title
- "Pacland" -- ZX Spectrum title
- "パックランド" -- Japanese spelling
Part of the Following Groups
|It's a beautiful day for a stroll. Isn't it, Pac?||Amiga||Katakis | カタキス (41272)|
|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|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Lynx||Aug, 1991||770 out of 1000||77|
|Commodore User||Commodore 64||Apr, 1988||7 out of 10||70|
|IGN||TurboGrafx-16||Mar 31, 2008||6.5 out of 10||65|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Amstrad CPC||Jun, 1989||65 out of 100||65|
|Defunct Games||Lynx||Dec 04, 2005||60 out of 100||60|
|Your Sinclair||ZX Spectrum||May, 1989||58 out of 100||58|
|Power Play||Lynx||Aug, 1991||53 out of 100||53|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Amiga||Jun, 1989||51 out of 100||51|
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1001 Video GamesThe Arcade version of Pac-Land appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
GraphicsThe 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 differencesThe Fairyland level is absent from the Spectrum, Amstrad CPC and MSX ports "due to machine limitations" according to the manual.
Arcade Credits (7 people)
Yoshihiro Kishimoto (credited as KISSY)Composer:
Yuriko Keino (credited as YURI.)Game Designer:
Tsukasa Negoro (credited as NEGIE)Artist:
Hiroshi Ōno (credited as S[Pac-Man Ghost icon]TOU))Planning:
Seiichi Satou (uncredited)Hardware: