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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 ZX Spectrum Managed to reach the right edge without getting caught by the ghost.
Pac-Land ZX Spectrum Loading screen
Pac-Land ZX Spectrum Pacman begins his journey.
Pac-Land ZX Spectrum I hope my 71 credits will last for a while.

Promo Images

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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

Crash! Apr, 1989 73 out of 100 73
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Jun, 1989 690 out of 1000 69
Your Sinclair May, 1989 58 out of 100 58
Computer and Video Games (CVG) May, 1989 57 out of 100 57


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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.
Martin Smith (78737) added Pac-Land (ZX Spectrum) on Oct 27, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Trypticon (11036), Michael Cassidy (21110), Rik Hideto (461269), Infernos (36744), RKL (5734), Martin Smith (78737), Игги Друге (46314) and Katakis | カタキス (42836)
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