Pac-Mania (Amiga)

Game

Pac-Mania is a new spin on the original Pac-Man game (and 10th in the franchise) and was developed and published by Namco in 1987 for arcades.

Year1988
GenreArcade
Rating4 (4)10
PublisherNamco
DeveloperTeque
Updated20 April 2017
TAGSarcade maze isometric

Game Review

Pac-Mania is a new spin on the original Pac-Man game (and 10th in the franchise) and was developed and published by Namco in 1987 for arcades. In 1988 it was ported to multiple home platforms including C64, MSX, Atari ST, ZX Spectrum.

The Amiga version, created by Teque for Namco, is considered the best one. For some users, even better than the arcade.

The basic premise remains intact, playing as Pac-Man you run around a maze munching those dots while avoiding ghosts. Pac-Mania features levels that take place in four different environments with different layouts. The view is setup to where Pac-Man always appears at the center of the screen and the camera follows his every movement. In this new version It is possible for more than the standard four ghosts to be present during a level, making them more difficult. The ghosts also have new behaviors that make them more challenging to go up against. Pac-Man has now gained the ability to jump, which makes avoiding those extra ghosts a little easier. But be careful as there are a pair of new ghosts that also have this ability. Pac-Mania and most of its ports got positive reviews, with the Amiga version taking home a couple of awards. It really doesn’t get much more classic than Pac-Man and this version is a nice revamp of the series.

Review by: Tasha
Published: 30 April 2017, 5:24 pm



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