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Pac-Man (パックマン)

Released in 1980

Developer: Namco
Manufacturer: Namco
Distributor: Namco

****.5 (7 total votes)

Pac-Man marquee
game marquee

Game Summary

Gobble the dots, avoid the ghosts

Hardware Info

Controls: 1 Joystick
Vertical-mounted Raster monitor
224 x 288 Resolution
Colors: 16 Color

Additional Hardware Info (from Mame)

Z80 cpu @ 3 Mhz
Namco audio

Hardware Platform

PacMan hardware

Mame ROMs

pacman, PuckMan (Japan set 1)
hangly, Hangly-Man (set 1)
hangly2, Hangly-Man (set 2)
npacmod, PuckMan (harder?)
pacheart, Pac-Man (Hearts)
pacmanbl, Pac-Man (bootleg on Pisces hardware)
pacmanjp, PuckMan (Japan set 2)
pacmanm, Pac-Man (Midway)
pacmod, Pac-Man (Midway, harder)
piranha, Piranha
puckman, New Puck-X

Game Details

Classic - The power-pills turned the ghosts blue and you could eat them. Ace players learned perfect patterns for every round. Machine crashed on 256th screen.

Pac-Man control panel
control panel

Pac-Man cabinet photo
cabinet photo
Pac-Man promotional flyer
promotional flyer

"Maybe" Images

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The Pac-Man playing screen.Pac-Man screen 255Pac-Man title screen Member Ratings / Comments

**** by kk. Comment: "I actually find this game somewhat boring, but it did move units -- and I have to give it an extra star or so for the classic factor." 2002-07-10 16:01:52Z

**** by Reinen. Comment: "4 stars for classic status, originality (at the time). Most I`ve completed is about 2 mazes, but you soon lose interest." 2003-02-19 17:39:53Z

***** by droidsattack. Comment: "This is the first game I ever loved when I was a little kid and I still love it to this day. Imaginative, and inovative for it's time. A pure classic." 2003-08-21 17:35:27Z

***** by thelord04. Comment: "I may have not been born until 1989 but because oft he fact that my uncle owned an arcade this was believe it or not the first arcade game I ever played and that game was the game that got me into video games." 2003-10-13 12:03:40Z

***** by lee381. Comment: "this is where it all began (for me) i watched t.v. and seen pac man, i had to have it. christmas came and all we (my 2 sisters and i)got was an atari, with pac man,frogger,donky kong and combat. (you might think that wasnt much since 3 games game with atari, but that was the best christmas of my life.) now i have ps1 and ps2 and i will never forget the real games of my childhood." 2005-01-18 18:58:53Z

***** by pacmanic. Comment: "Easily the greatest video game of all time, right next to Space Invaders." 2005-06-17 17:38:47Z

***  by Johnnyjueves. Comment: "Inky Blinky Pinky Clyde ;P" 2006-08-17 16:20:59Z

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This game page was created 8/3/1998 12:00:00 AM and last updated 6/26/2000 5:48:14 PM